Senate House can be approached from both Malet Street and Russell Square.

Local Transport

London Underground (Tube)

The nearest stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line, Charing Cross branch), and Tottenham Court Road (Northern Line, Central Line, and Elizabeth Line).

Other stations within walking distance are Euston, Euston Square, Holborn, and Warren Street.

There are direct connections to Heathrow Airport from both Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Tottenham Court Road (Elizabeth Line). 



Buses with stops or which terminate in Russell Square (Upper Woburn Place): 14, 59, 91, 168, 188

Buses with stops in Tottenham Court Road: 24, 29, 73, 390

Buses with stops in High Holborn: 55

For further information consult the Transport for London website.


The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates within the North and South Circular Road (A406), and at the end of August 2023 will be expanded to the M25. Drivers entering the zone are liable to pay the London Congestion Charge unless their vehicle meets the exemption rules. The charge operates 24 hours a day and on all days except for Christmas Day (25 December). For further details consult the Transport for London website.

There is no parking available at Senate House, except for limited spaces for disabled drivers. Parking in the streets nearby is metered. There are several NCP Gateway carparks close to Russell Square (expensive).

When You Arrive

Most Institute events take place in Senate House South Block.

Senate House South Block

Senate House South Block is on your left as you approach from Russell Square (that is, go through the car park and turn left when you reach the Senate House cloister), or on your right as you approach from Malet Street. Please ask Reception on your arrival who will be able to give you directions to the exact location of any meeting room you are looking for. The lift and staircase are located in the entrance lobby as you enter the building. 

The Germanic Studies Library

The Germanic Studies Library is located within Senate House Library on the fourth floor. Open-access sections are housed on the fourth floor of the South Block; volumes on closed access can be ordered online for reading within the library.