This page details how to get to our new London Lecture venue, Palestra, where all lectures will be held from Tuesday 3rd December 2019.
The new venue is: Palestra House, 197 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8JZ
Pelestra is located directly opposite the main entrance to Southwark Underground (Jubilee Line) and is also in easy walking distance of London Waterloo (Underground and National Rail -
Waling Directions to Palestra from Nearby Stations
Southwark Underground (Jubilee Line): Take stairs and then first set of escalators up from platforms. At top of first set of escalators turn left (do not follow signs to Waterloo East) and then second set of escalators up, go through the gateline and then up stairs to street level. Palestra is directly opposite, over the traffic lights. Take care when crossing the road as the first lane is for cyclist and they do not always stop at the lights.
London Blackfriars (National Rail -
Blackfriars Underground (District and Circle Lines)
Note that Southwark Underground is closer, but it may be more convenient to use Blackfriars if travelling on the Circle or District Line already so as to avoid a change.
Exit the platforms and go through the gate line. Go out of the main entrance and turn left (do not cross the road) and walk across Blackfriars Bridge over the Thames. Keep going in the same direction (walking away from the river) walking along Blackfriars Road. Cross Southwark Street at the traffic lights and continue along Blackfriars Road and under the rail over bridge. Palesta is just past the bridge on the left, opposite Southwark Underground. It is around ten minutes walk from Blackfriars Underground to Palestra.
London Waterloo (National Rail -
London Waterloo East (National Rail -
Bus Routes to Palestra:
London Buses stop outside Palestra (stops SA northbound and SB southbound) on routes:
Alight at the stop announced as “Southwark Station” (stop SB) on the on-
For further details see: Southwark Spider Map
Getting to Palestra from Other London Stations
These routes have been tried and tested and offer a balance between journey time and convenience: