Residential Summer Centres
At the airport

Students who have booked our transfer services

If the student is booked with the airline as an unaccompanied minor, it is VERY IMPORTANT to inform us in advance.

A charge is applied for an unaccompanied minor service.

If the student is booked with the airline as an unaccompanied minor, it is VERY IMPORTANT to inform us in advance. A charge is applied for an unaccompanied minor service. Students will be met at the airport by a Kings guide or Kings representative. Students should look for a sign which says Kings South Bank Summer Centre.

Please note that the Kings guide or Kings representative may not be at the arrivals area until 45 minutes after the flight arrival time.

If a student cannot find the Kings guide or Kings representative, the student should go to the Airport Information Desk and show the staff a copy of their Transfer Confirmation Letter. In this situation, it is important not to panic and remain within the terminal building. Airports are big and busy, but Kings has been collecting students for many years. We will look after them!

We advise all students to travel with the following documents:

  • Passport (with Visa if required) — ID card is sufficient for EU students
  • Letter of Consent to Travel (to be completed by parents)
  • Booking confirmation letter
  • Transfer confirmation letter

For flight delays or other travel emergencies, please telephone the Travel emergency number: +44 7421 420 020.

Students making their own way to the centre

Please note: When booking, it is good to give us an indication of the student's approximate time of arrival at the centre even if a transfer is not booked through us.

It is also advisable that the student plans to be at the airport a minimum of 2 hours prior to their flight on their day of departure.

How to get to the centre

Remember to note the hall of residence address:

David Bomberg House
282 – 302 Borough High Street
Southwark
London
SE1 1JD.

Closest main line train station
London Bridge (10 minutes' walk from the centre, this is also an Underground station).

Closest Underground station
Borough (5 minutes' walk from the centre).

Public transport from Heathrow airport

Option 1:
Catch the Underground, Piccadilly line (dark blue) to Piccadilly Circus. Change to the Bakerloo line (brown) southbound to Elephant & Castle — from here, walk to South Bank University/ David Bomberg House (about 10 minutes’ walk), or take the Northern line (black) for one stop northbound to Borough station.

Option 2:
Catch the Heathrow Express* train to Paddington Station. From Paddington, take the Underground, Bakerloo line (brown line) southbound to Elephant & Castle — from here, walk (about 10 minutes to David Bomberg House), or take the Northern line (black) one stop northbound to Borough station.

*Tickets for Heathrow Express are much cheaper booked in advance online or through the mobile app, and become cheaper if you buy 14+/ 30+/ 90+ days in advance.

Public transport from Gatwick airport

Option 1:
Catch a train to London Bridge station — you can buy a ticket in the airport. From here, walk to South Bank University/ David Bomberg House (about 10 minutes’ walk), or take the Northern line (black line) one stop southbound to Borough station.

Option 2:
Catch a train to London Victoria station. From here take the Underground, Victoria line (blue line) southbound to Stockwell, then change to the Northern line (black) northbound to Borough.

For flight delays or other travel emergencies, please telephone the Travel emergency number: +44 7421 420 020.