Find us

How to find the RAD, travel information, local hotels, and accommodation.


Please note our new address:

Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ

Opening times

  • Monday – 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday – 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday – 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Thursday – 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Friday – 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Saturday – 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Planning a visit

There are no parking spaces available, but the building is served by extensive public transport options.

By bus

Routes 44, 295, C3 and N44 stop directly outside. Further stops can be found on Plough Road for route 170.

Bus service Bus routes Frequency
44 Victoria Station – Battersea – Tooting Station Every 7-11 mins
295 Ladbroke Grove – Fulham – Clapham Junction Every 8-12 mins
C3 Clapham Junction – Imperial Wharf – Earls Court Every 9-11 mins
170 Victoria Station – Minstead Gardens Every 6-10 mins

By rail

The closest mainline station is Clapham Junction and is approximately 800 metres away (8 mins walk or 3 mins cycling). Take the Grant Road exit for a short walk or bus ride.

Clapham Junction is managed by Southwestern Trains and provides connections north-east bound to London Waterloo via Vauxhall (10-minute journey approximately) and southbound to various locations including Brighton and Southampton. It is also served by London Overground, which calls at stations including West Brompton, Kensington (Olympia), Shepherds Bush, and Willesden Junction.

By bicycle

Cycle Superhighway 8 (CS8) passes in front of the building with designated on-street cycle lanes provided on York Road and there are bike locks available on both sides of the building.

There is also a Santander Cycle Hire docking station approximately 250 metres away on Hibbert Street, and a second 400 metres away on Usk Road.

By river bus

Plantation Wharf Pier is 200 metres away, offering regular services (River Bus RB6) to and from Embankment, London Bridge, and Canary Wharf. This runs every 30 minutes during peak morning and evening periods.

Hotels and accommodation provide a list of hotels, B&Bs and hostels near to the RAD.