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Directions to campus


You can use the AA route planner to plan your journey. In accordance with our sustainability policy, visitors are advised to travel to St Mary's by public transport wherever possible.

St Mary's is located on Waldegrave Road (A309), please see our location maps for more details.

If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for our Strawberry Hill campus is TW1 4SX and for our Teddington Lock sports facilities it is TW11 9BE.

There are approximately 85 day spaces on main campus available to students and staff. Parking spaces cost £2 a day and can be booked via the JustPark app (available on iPhone and Android).

Please note: parking restrictions apply on the campus from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday and parking is limited at other times.  Please call the main reception on 020 8240 4000 if you require further clarification. 

Parking off campus is very limited and many local roads have residents-only parking restrictions. Where possible we advise you to use public transport to visit St Marys.

Useful websites


From Central London

Travel direct to Strawberry Hill station from Waterloo station using the Kingston loopline operated by South Western Railway. The journey takes about half an hour and there are usually four trains every hour. These are listed with the final destination of either Strawberry Hill or Teddington on the Waterloo departures board. You can use an Oyster card for this journey.

From other destinations

For train travel from other destinations you can use the National Rail Enquiries or Transport for London websites to plan your journey.

Walking from Strawberry Hill station to St Mary's

St Mary's is a five minute walk from Strawberry Hill station. Turn left when you leave the station, then walk past Premier Wine and the Post Office on your left and take the second road on your right, which is Waldegrave Gardens. At the end of Waldegrave Gardens, turn right onto Waldegrave Road and St Mary's main reception is on your left.


Travel by the District Line to Richmond underground station, and then take a taxi from the rank outside, take the train to Strawberry Hill or take one of two buses (see below) which stop near St Mary's. See the Transport for London website for Underground station and timetable information.


From Richmond-upon-Thames

You can catch the R68 towards Hampton Court from a bus stop just outside Richmond station. Get off at the Twickenham, King Street stop and then take the 33 towards Fulwell. Get off at the ‘St Mary's University’ stop, which is just outside of St Mary’s main reception. You can also take the 33 from Richmond, although the bus stop is a 5 minute walk from Richmond station on Sheen Road (Bus stop L on this map)

From Twickenham or Teddington

The 33 heading towards Fulwell stops on Richmond Road and York Street in Twickenham. The 33 heading towards Hammersmith stops on Stanley Road and Broad Street (Teddington High Street) in Teddington.

*The fare price for each bus journey in is £1.50 with an Oyster card or contactless payment card. London buses no longer accept cash.

For route and bus stop maps please see the Transport for London website and enter the number of the bus you would like to take.


London Heathrow is the closest airport to St Mary’s. Flight information is available from the Heathrow website.

Taking a taxi

The easiest way to reach the University from Heathrow airport is by taxi (approximately £40).

Taking a bus

The cheapest route is by bus. From Heathrow central bus station take the 285 (towards Kingston) or the X26 (towards Croydon) and get off at the Teddington Broad Street stop. From the same bus stop you can then take the 33 towards Hammersmith. This journey will only take a few minutes and you should get off at the ‘St Mary's University’ stop on Waldegrave Road.

For route and bus stop maps please see the Transport for London website and enter the number of the bus you would like to take.


Taxi ranks are located at all major airports and railway / underground stations. There is a taxi rank at Richmond station (Kingston loopline, overground and underground) and a 24 hour taxi company, Strawberry Hill Mini Cab (020 8898 2009), is located on the platform at Strawberry Hill station. There is also a taxi rank at Twickenham train station.

Transport for London promotes the ‘Cabwise’ initiative, whereby you can use your mobile to text CAB to 60835 and get the numbers of one taxi and two licensed minicab firms in the area you are texting from.