Getting to the RAD
The 170 bus from Clapham Junction or Victoria stops very close to the entrance to the RAD.
We are not within walking distance of any tube stations, but buses run directly from south-west London.
South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines) – Take the 345 or 49 bus from outside the underground station.
Sloane Square (District and Circle lines) – Take the 319 or 19 bus from outside the underground station.
All of the above buses (345, 49, 319, 19) stop at Battersea Bridge and the Academy is a 20 minute walk by the river.
London Victoria (Victoria, District and Circle lines) – Take the 170 bus from outside the mainline station.
The RAD is a 20-minute walk from Clapham Junction station on the overground. You can also take 170 bus from Clapham Junction (exit on Grant Road, bus stop A).
There are no parking facilities on the RAD premises but there is metered parking in nearby streets.
For International students, travelling to central London:
From Heathrow airport:
National Express run frequent coach services throughout the day with journey times to London Victoria of between 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Heathrow Express trains run to and from London Paddington every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 15 minutes. Heathrow Connect trains stopping service to London Paddington runs every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 26 minutes.
London taxis are available outside each terminal. The cost to central London is approximately £45- £70, and the journey time is approximately 1 hour.
The Piccadilly Line runs from the airport into central London.
From Gatwick airport:
easyBus to Fulham Broadway (West London) runs every 15 minutes and the journey takes 1 hour. National Express coaches run every hour and the journey takes 1 hour 30 minutes.
Gatwick Express trains run to London Victoria every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 30-35 minutes. Southern Trains to London Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction run every 15 minutes, and the journey takes 35 minutes.
Journey times and costs vary depending on your destination, but take around 65 minutes to central London.
For students who are traveling unaccompanied and wish to be chaperoned from their point of arrival to our accommodation, please find below contact details of two chaperone services that operate within the London area.
Tel: +44 (0) 1424 447988
You will find an enquiry form on the homepage of the website.
Tel: Office: +44 (0) 1793 845791
*Please note these companies operate independently of the Royal Academy of Dance