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Getting to the RCM

For a map showing the location of the RCM click here.

By London Underground

The nearest underground station is South Kensington, which is about 10 minutes' walk from the RCM. South Kensington Station is on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.

Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations are both approximately 15 minutes' walk from the RCM.

By National Rail

The nearest mainline railway stations are London Paddington and London Victoria.

By Bus

Bus number 360 stops directly outside the RCM on Prince Consort Road.

Buses 9, 10, 52 and 452 pass the Royal Albert Hall.

The number 70 travels along Queen's Gate.

Many other services run to South Kensington, Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge from surrounding areas.

There is a comprehensive system of night buses from Central London to the suburbs during the night. The N9 passes the Royal Albert Hall and connect with other routes at Trafalgar Square.

By Santander Cycles

A Santander Cycles docking station is located on Prince Consort Road, adjacent to the RCM. There are several alternative docking stations nearby.

By Road

There is metered parking on Prince Consort Road and the surrounding area. It costs £3.60 per hour for a maximum of four hours and is free after 6.30pm and on Sundays.

There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces on Prince Consort Road and Exhibition Road.

Other car parks and street parking are availble in the South Kensington area, but spaces are often limited. Please check availability and restrictions before you travel.

There are designated motorbike bays in the area surrounding the Royal Albert Hall.

NB: As of January 2011, the RCM is no longer in the London Congestion Charging Zone.

By Taxi

Taxis can be ordered at the reception during regular office hours. Taxis can be hailed easily from Kensington Gore in the area surrounding the Royal Albert Hall.

By Coach

Coaches can drop off and collect immediately outside the Prince Consort Road entrance, subject to prior notification, and outside door 9 of the Royal Albert Hall.

There are coach parking bays on Exhibition Road.

Scheduled coach services run to destinations nationwide from Victoria Coach Station.

Further Information

The following websites will provide you with live information on public transport services: 

National Rail

Transport For London

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