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Directions to Halls Of Residence

Directions to LIYSF Halls of Residence

See the LIYSF Campus Google map here

There are three underground stops to use for LIYSF:

  • SOUTH KENSINGTON – for LIYSF main events at Imperial College and the Royal Geographical Society and Beitside Halls (Beit & Southside)
  • GLOUCESTER ROAD for MGM Halls (Millennium Gloucester, Meininger and Metrogate)
  • HIGH STREET KENSINGTON for Tarathorne Halls


On the arrivals day there will be an LIYSF staff member based at Heathrow airport to assist you if required in Terminal 3 arrivals hall.

At the airport follow signs for the “Underground“. This is the metro/tube/subway in London. There is only one “line” which goes to and from the airport – The Piccadilly Line (Dark Blue Line). Take this and stay on the train until South Kensington or Gloucester Road. There are roughly 15 stations along the line before your stop and should take around 40/45mins, with trains runninig every 5-10mins. This is the cheapest option to get to LIYSF from Heathrow. Do not take a regular overground train or the Heathrow Express. If staying at Tarathorne, take the Gloucester Road stop.

Where to catch the trains?
Heathrow has three London Underground stations – one for Terminals 1, 2 and 3, one each for Terminals 4 & 5, follow the signs in the terminal to the station downstairs. All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.

For those arriving to Terminal 3, follow the train carriage symbol and signs to outside the building (to the right) and go across a large open concourse towards Virgin Atlantic, but don’t go back inside. Take the lifts outside on the left-hand side marked “trains” to level -1. Follow signs and tunnels for the underground, don’t turn left in the tunnel to trains for Heathrow express, keep walking straight to the underground.

Price and tickets
A single ticket to central London costs approximately £6 and you can buy tickets from all stations. If you have a credit/debit card with contactless payments, you can use this to tap in and tap out, you don’t need to buy a ticket. Please remember to tap in and tap out with the same card.

Trains leaving FROM Heathrow to London start from 05.12am and the last train is at 23.48pm. Trains FROM London to Heathrow start from 05.47am and the last train is at 00.32am. You can check the Heathrow website here.


If you are arriving into London to another airport, it’s a good idea to check your route on the Transport for London website at

For all airports you should take the train they recommend to central London and then use the underground train system to get to South Kensington/Gloucester Road/High Street Kensington. Victoria train station is easiest to connect into for the tube. If you are arriving to Gatwick Airport, please take the train to Victoria (Gatwick Express) and then change to district or circle underground line westbound. London Airport Links:

London Gatwick – click here
London Luton – click here
London Stansted – click here
London City – click here
London Southend – click here


It is possible to book a private car with us to collect you from the airport and drop you directly at LIYSF. This costs around £95 per transfer with a car from Heathrow.  You must book this in advance with us by 1st July, please contact us to book.



Nearest Underground Station: SOUTH KENSINGTON

Registration at Beit Halls of Residence

At South Kensington station, turn right into the subway sign-posted for the museums (this is immediately at ticket barrier, do not leave stations or go up any stairs). Continue in the tunnel for approx. 8 minutes until you reach the very end of the subway tunnel. At the exit, turn left up Exhibition Road and walk for approx. 3 minutes towards Hyde Park, past Imperial College London on the left and a big glass building. At the corner of Exhibition Road and Prince Consort Road turn left (first main road on left). Walk for approx. 2 minutes until you have passed the steps of the Royal Albert Hall on the right. Beit Hall is the large, red, rectangular building directly next to the Royal Albert Hall and the entrance is located half way along the front of the building through a small archway.

  • MGM HALLS OF RESIDENCE (Millennium Gloucester, Meininger & Metrogate)

Nearest Underground Station: GLOUCESTER ROAD

Registration at Millennium Gloucester Hotel

MGM is located just behind Gloucester Road tube station, you have to walk around the station slightly to get in. At Gloucester Road station, come out of the ticket barrier and turn right. Keep with the station on your right hand side, at the first street you reach turn right – this is Courtfield Road. You will see the Baileys Hotel first and then a modern building next to it, both across on the other side of the street. This modern building is the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. You need to walk under the archway where the cars are and then you will see the main hotel entrance inside the building to the right. 1 minute walk!


Registration at the Copthorne Tara Hotel


Exit the station ticket barriers and turn left and walk through the Boots shop out onto Wrights Lane and turn left. (If shop is closed, walk straight ahead through the shopping arcade, turn left and take the first left onto Wrights Lane). Keep walking down Wrights Lane, past Warner Bros Music, all the way to the end of the street to the Holiday Inn. At the Holiday Inn turn left on to Scarsdale Place and you will see the Copthorne Tara Hotel in front of you. Entrance is on the right under the glass atrium. This is approx 4 min walk in total.


Exit Gloucester Road station and turn left. Walk to the main road (Cromwell Road), turn left and walk down this main road, passing ASK restaurant and Waitrose supermarket. Keep walking on this road past the Holiday Inn hotel, past Marriott Hotel, past Sainsbury’s and Argos for around 8 minutes (at a pedestrian crossing please cross to the right-hand side of the road). You will see Bupa Cromwell Hospital on the right, immediately after the hospital take the next right on to Marloes Road (turn right at the building covered in green ivy plants). Continue up Marloes Road for 5 mins to the top when this curves round to the right into Cheniston Gardens and keep walking straight, past the Holiday Inn on the right and the Copthorne Tara is directly ahead. This is around a 15 min walk in total.

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