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Travel Information

Travelling to BRIEF by Underground

Line Station Distance
Central
St Pauls
12 minutes walk
Circle
Barbican
4 minutes walk
District
Mansion House
15 minutes walk
Hammersmith & City
Barbican
4minutes walk
Metropolitan
Barbican
4minutes walk
Northern
Moorgate
15 minutes walk
Picadilly
Holburn
25 minutes walk
Docklands Light Railway
Bank
20minutes walk
Network Directions
Bakerloo Line

From North change at Baker Street and take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (4 minutes walk) or from South change at Oxford Circus and take Central Line to St Pauls (12 mins walk).

East London Line

Change at Whitechapel and take either Hammersmith and City Line to Barbican (4 minutes walk) or District Line to Mansion House (15 minutes walk).

Jubilee Line

Change at London Bridge and take Northern Line to Moorgate (15 minutes walk) or change at Baker Street and take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (4 minutes walk).

Piccadilly Line

From West either walk from Holborn (25 minutes walk) or change at Holborn and take Central line to St Pauls (12 minutes walk). 

From North/East change at Kings Cross/St Pancras and take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (4 minutes walk).

Victoria Line

From South either change at Victoria and take District Line to Mansion House (15 mins walk) or change at Oxford Circus and take Central Line to St Pauls (12 mins walk).

From North change at Kings Cross/St Pancras and take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (4 minutes walk).

Travelling to BRIEF from an Airport

Airport Directions
Gatwick

Thameslink rail service to Farringdon or Gatwick Express to Victoria Station (more expensive) and District Line to Mansion House (15 minutes walk).

City Airport

Take Docklands Light Railway from the airport to Bank Station, a 22 minute journey with trains leaving every 8 - 15 minutes. From Bank either walk to BRIEF (20 minutes walk) or take the Northern line to Moorgate and enjoy the slightly shorter walk from there.

Heathrow

Piccadilly Line to Holborn, changing to Central Line to St Pauls (12 minutes walk) or Heathrow Express to Paddington (more expensive) and Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (4 minutes walk).

Luton

Take the courtesy shuttle bus to Luton Parkway station and then take Thameslink rail service to Farringdon.

Stanstead

Train to Liverpool Street Station and either 25 minutes walk to BRIEFor take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (4 minutes walk).

Travelling to BRIEF by Rail

Station Directions
Charing Cross

It is preferable to change earlier at London Bridge and to take the Northern Line to Moorgate (11 minutes walk).

Euston Station

Walk to Euston Square station (5 minutes walk) and take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (3 minutes walk).

Farringdon/
City Thameslink

On the Brighton to Bedford Line First Capital Connect has 2 stations both within 6 minutes walk of BRIEF. Direct services from Bedford, Luton, Luton Airport (Parkway), St Albans, Elephant & Castle, Tulse Hill, Wimbledon, Sutton, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Haywards Heath and Brighton. This is the easiest way to get to BRIEF from Brighton.

Kings Cross & 
St Pancras

Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (3 minutes walk).

Liverpool Street

16 minutes walk to BRIEF or take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (3 minutes walk).

London Bridge

Take Northern Line to Moorgate (11 minutes walk).

Other national
rail stations
Blackfriars (12 minutes), Cannon Street (15 minutes). From Fenchurch Street you can either walk,(25 minutes), or take District Line from nearby Tower Hill (3 minutes) to Mansion House (10 minutes walk).
Marylebone
Station

Walk to Baker Street (12 minutes walk) and take Hammersmith and City Line, Circle or Metropolitan Line to Barbican (3 minutes walk).

Paddington 
Station

Circle or Hammersmith and City Line to Barbican (3 minutes walk).

Victoria Station

Take District or Circle Line to Mansion House (10 minutes walk).

Waterloo Station

Take Waterloo and City Line to Bank (20) minutes walk).

Car Parking and Buses

Area
Information
West Smithfields NCP

£2.00 per hour. Daily maximum £28.00. 
3 minutes walk from BRIEF

Aldersgate NCP

£5.00 for up to 2 hours, £23.00 for 9 hours. 
Near the Museum of London & 5 minutes walk from BRIEF.

Street Parking

The nearest available meters are on Long Lane or in Bartholomew Place, both about 2 minutes walk from BRIEF. 
They cost £4.00 per hour between 08.00 and 19.00 with a 2-hour maximum stay.

Barbican Parking

There is also parking available close to BRIEF at the Barbican Centre in Beech Street within 5 minutes walk of BRIEF.

Please note that BRIEF lies within the Congestion Charge area and that a charge of £8.00 daily is payable if you enter the zone between the hours of 07.00 and 18.00 on weekdays. More information can be found on the Transport for London website http://www.tfl.gov.uk/.

Travelling By Bus

These buses pass within 10 minutes walk of BRIEF.

Aldersgate: 4, 56.

Clerkenwell Road/Old Street: 55, 243, 505.

Holborn Viaduct/Newgate Street: 8, 25, 242, 501, 521.

Farringdon Road: 17, 45, 46, 63.

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