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Travel information

Our London school is easily accessible from all London airports and St Pancras Eurostar terminal. Learn more about arranging your travel to Bell London.

Taxi transfer

For a smooth arrival, you can book an airport transfer with us to take you direct to the Bell London school. You can book this via the online booking form as part of your course reservation. Alternatively, you can contact our multilingual customer service team via:

Arranging your own travel

If you would like to arrange your own transfer, here is some further information:

Arriving by coach

Regular coaches run from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports to the centre of London . Visit National Express for more information.

Arriving by train

There are regular trains from all major airports to London. Please use the following links for more information:

If you are arriving by Eurostar, you can take the underground to the Bell London.

Getting around London

London underground

The easiest way to travel around London is by taking the underground or 'Tube'. You can purchase an Oyster Card, a rechargeable ticket which you can use on the underground, as well as buses and some trains. Find out more by reading our London Underground guide below.

Bell London is located one minute from Holborn underground station, on the Central and Piccadilly Lines

Buses

You can also travel around London by bus. Buses do take longer than the underground, due to the London traffic, however you do get to see more of the city travelling this way. As with the underground, you can purchase an Oyster Card, a rechargeable ticket which you can use on all buses. Find out more by visiting the TFL website.

Guide to the London underground

Almost every student who comes to Bell London will use the underground at some stage during their stay.

The London underground rail service (known as “the Tube”) is the oldest metro system in the world, first operating in 1863. The various sections are broken down into named routes called “lines”, and each tube line has its own colour to help you identify it on the maps.

View and download a complete map of the London underground.

How can I pay?

Oyster Cards: Paying with an Oyster Card gives you cheaper fares than if you pay with cash. There are 3 types of Oyster card:

  •     Pre-paid cards
  •     Auto top-up cards
  •     Visitor card

To use your Oyster Card, tap the card on the yellow pad at the barrier when you start and end your journey.

Contactless: You can use your contactless debit or credit to pay for your travel on the underground.

To pay by Contactless, tap your card on the yellow pad at the barrier when you start and end your journey.

Single / return fare: You can buy a single or return ticket to your destination if you only plan to travel to one destination (and back). If you plan to use the Tube for more journeys that day then this is not the best way to pay as it can become expensive!

Travel Cards: You can buy a travel card ticket that will allow you to use a mix of transport services throughout London. A travel card allows for journeys using a combination of Tube, bus, national rail (inside the zones you have paid for), DLR, some river services and local train services across London.

Find out more about the types of ticket available or alternatively ask one of our student services team to recommend what type of ticket is right for you.

Using the underground

Use the Tube map or journey planner on the TFL website to navigate your way around the city.

Please note:

  • Smoking is banned across the entire underground network.
  • When using escalators, it is accepted that if you are just standing then you stand on the right hand side, those walking up the escalators will do so to the left hand side.
  • London is split into 6 main fare zones. When buying tickets you must make sure you are paying for each zone you will be travelling in (this is clearly displayed on the Tube map and on the TFL journey planner). Buses do not use the zone system and they charge a flat fare for any part of London.