About Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths is a world-renowned University situated in south-east London, specialising in the study of creative, cultural and social subjects

GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
The WSF2018 in London will be hosted by Goldsmiths in partnership with the Asian Music Unit (AsMU) in the Music Department at Goldsmiths University of London
Goldsmiths University of London
8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Arriving by public transport (train, bus, tube)

Goldsmiths is well connected to the public transport network in London.

You can use the journey planner on www.tfl.gov.uk to plan your travel to and from anywhere in London. Google Maps can help you plan any journeys from outside of London. Or you can use National Rail to plan your train journey.

We also recommend the Citymapper app for finding your way around London: citymapper.com/london

The following buses stop outside Goldsmiths: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453

Goldsmiths is less than five minutes’ walk from both New Cross and New Cross Gate train stations.

 

From New Cross train station

Turn right out of the station and right at the top into New Cross Road.

For the Richard Hoggart Building:

• Cross New Cross Road at the pedestrian traffic lights into Amersham Road, keeping to the right hand pavement
• Follow the road round to the right into Parkfield Road
• Cross at the pedestrian lights and Richard Hoggart Building is ahead of you.

For Deptford Town Hall Building (Council Chamber)

• Walk along New Cross Road, past the first set of pedestrian lights
• Cross over Pagnell Street
• Continue walking and then cross by the next set of pedestrian lights
• Turn right and walk along New Cross Road, cross Laurie Grove (on the left)
• Deptford Town Hall Building is ahead on your left


From New Cross Gate train station
Turn left out of the station and cross the road at the pedestrian lights.

Deptford Town Hall Building is to your left.

For the Richard Hoggart Building:

• Once you have crossed the road, turn left and walk along New Cross Road, past Laurie Grove on to Lewisham Way
• Walk past the glass-fronted Rutherford Building, and cross over Dixon Road (on the right)
• Richard Hoggart Building is on the right immediately after this

Arriving by car

From Central London

• Take the A2 towards Dover via the Old Kent Road
• At the end of Old Kent Road (on the New Cross Gate one-way system) turn into New Cross Road
• Keep in the right hand lane and shortly after Sainsbury’s take the A20 fork to Lewisham
• Turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left

From Kent, Surrey, Sussex, or north if using Blackwall Tunnel or Dartford River Crossing (southbound)

• Follow the A2 or A20 towards London (using M25 or South Circular road to join the nearest of these)
• On the A20, after passing through Lewisham, the Richard Hoggart Building is clearly visible on the left after about one mile
• On the A2, follow the left turn after New Cross Station into Amersham Road, turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left downhill

There is no public parking on the Goldsmiths campus.

Arriving from Heathrow

Using London Underground from Heathrow Airport
(Around 90 minutes from Goldsmiths)

Take the London Underground (Tube) Piccadilly line eastbound to Green Park. From there take the Jubilee Line to London Bridge. At London Bridge take a National Rail train to New Cross Gate.

www.tfl.gov.uk


Using Heathrow Express to London Paddington

(Around 70 minutes from Goldsmiths)

The Heathrow Express offers fast, frequent trains from all Heathrow Terminals to London Paddington. The journey time is approximately 15 minutes from Heathrow Central (located between Terminals 1, 2, and 3). Shuttle trains connect Terminal 4 to Heathrow Central and direct trains operate from Terminal 5 to London Paddington. Tickets for the Heathrow Express are expensive unless pre-booked online before arrival.

From London Paddington take the London Underground Hammersmith & City line train eastbound to Whitechapel and transfer to a southbound London Overground train to either New Cross or New Cross Gate.

www.heathrowexpress.com


Using Heathrow Connect to London Paddington

(Around 90 minutes from Goldsmiths)

The Heathrow Connect offers a frequent train service to London Paddington. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes and is significantly less expensive than the Heathrow Express train service.

From London Paddington take the London Underground Hammersmith & City line train eastbound to Whitechapel and transfer to a southbound London Overground train to either New Cross or New Cross Gate.

www.heathrowconnect.com


Taxi

Taxis will cost £50-£100.  You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

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Arriving from London Gatwick Airport

(Around 60 minutes from Goldsmiths)

London Gatwick Airport’s railway station offers direct train services to and from central London. From London Gatwick Airport station travel to London Bridge where you should transfer to a National Rail service to New Cross Gate.

www.tfl.gov.uk

 

Taxi
Taxis will cost £60-120. You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

Arriving from London City Airport

(Around 45 minutes from Goldsmiths)

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from London City Airport DLR station to Shadwell DLR station. Transfer there to the London Overground and travel southbound to either New Cross or New Cross Gate.

www.tfl.gov.uk


Taxi

Taxis will cost £20-30. You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

Arriving from London Stansted Airport

(Around 100 minutes from Goldsmiths)

Take a train from Stansted Airport railway station to London Liverpool Street. From there take a London Underground Hammersmith & City or District line train to Whitechapel. Change there onto the London Overground and travel southbound to either New Cross or New Cross Gate.

www.tfl.gov.uk


Taxi

Taxis will cost £70-£130.  You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

Arriving from London Luton Airport

(Around 100 minutes from Goldsmiths)

Shuttle buses connect the airport terminal with Luton Airport Parkway station. Tickets for the shuttle bus can be purchased at the airport or online before you arrive. From Luton Airport Parkway station take the train to Farringdon station in London. Transfer there to a London Underground Hammersmith and City Line train to Whitechapel. Once there, change for the London Overground to New Cross or New Cross Gate.

www.tfl.gov.uk


Taxi

Taxis will cost £70-£130.  You should book your taxi in advance as picking up one at the airport will cost more.

Rome2Rio journey planner

FOOD & DRINK NEAR GOLDSMITHS
Cafes

Chinwag

Just across the road from Goldsmiths, this quirky café has a fantastic menu of great food to get stuck into. Their burgers are particularly popular, and the coffee is great too!

Address
21 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PP

w: www.facebook.com/pages/Chinwag


Goldsmiths Café

This café is a firm favourite among the staff and students of Goldsmiths. Perfect for anything from a fry up to jacket potatoes, if the super cheap tea and coffee doesn’t put a smile on your face, the friendly staff certainly will.

Address
25 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PP

w: www.goldsmithscafe.co.uk
t: 0208 694 6940
e: contact@goldsmithscafe.co.uk


The London Particular

These guys are renowned locally for their veggie friendly lunch menu (although there’s also plenty on offer for meat lovers too). They’re committed to independent suppliers and also have a cocktail bar next door.

Address
399 New Cross Road
London SE14 6LA

w: www.thelondonparticular.co.uk
t: 020 8692 6149
e: info@thelondonparticular.co.uk


Out of The Brew

A new addition to New Cross Road, this arts café serves a full menu of coffee, homemade cakes and even craft ale if you’re looking for something a little stronger.

Address
306 New Cross Rd
London SE14 6AF

w: www.outofthebrewcafe.com
t: 020 8265 6740


Birdie Num Nums

Voted ‘Best Café’ in New Cross and Deptford in the 2014 Time Out Love London Awards, it’s no wonder why this café is so popular. Pay them a visit for brunch and their Turkish Apple Tea if you’d like to try something different.

Address
11 Lewisham Way
SE14 6PP London

w: en-gb.facebook.com/birdienumnums
t: 020 8692 7223

Restaurants

M & D Japanese

Delicious, authentic Japanese food. You will find besides Sushi and California Rolls, Katsu Curries, Bento Box Menu and special Seafood and Vegetarian options among their menu. Take-away is available as well.

Address
117 Deptford High St
London SE8 4NS

w: www.manddjapanesedeptford.co.uk
t: 0208 694 9328


Cinnamon Indian Restaurant

Highly rated by our students as one of the best curries in New Cross, Cinnamon is just a around the corner from campus for whenever you’re in the mood for a takeaway.

Address
10 The Parade, Upper Brockley Road
London SE4 1SX

w: www.cinnamon-brockley.co.uk
t: 020 8694 1010

 

Meze Mangal 

Meze Mangal offers affordable authentic Turkish meals served in a friendly environment. The best mezzes in South London.

Address
245 Lewisham Way
London SE4 1XF

w: www.mezemangal.co.uk
t: 020 8694 8099 (Takeaway & Reservations)

 

Thailand

This surprising little restaurant offers delicious Thai food at bargain prices. Stop by for happy hour (everyday from midday-7pm) and you’ll be able to get two courses and a side of rice for less than £5.

Address
15 Lewisham Way
New Cross, SE146PP

w: www.thailand-newcross.co.uk
t: 02072074618

Pubs & Bars

New Cross House

A popular hub for lecturers and students a like, it’s a great place to meet after a long day. The beer garden is an added bonus, with sheltered outdoor seating, heaters and table football to make use of in the summer months.

Address
316 New Cross Road
London SE14 6AF

w: www.thenewcrosshouse.com
t: 0208 691 8875
e: enquiries@thenewcrosshouse.com

 

The Fat Walrus

This pub is the newest addition to the local pub scene and you’ll find a good crowd of people there every night of the week. Fantastic food and a great beer selection.

Address
44 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6NP

w: www.thefatwalrus.com
t: 0208 305 6560
e: enquiries@thefatwalrus.com

 

The Amersham Arms

Hosting live music, comedy nights and local DJ’s the Amersham is a favourite late night venue. It’s always worth paying a visit to their back room dance floor if the main pub get’s a bit busy.

Address
388 New Cross Rd
London SE14 6TY

w: www.theamershamarms.net
t: 0208 469 1499

 

The Rose Pub & Kitchen

Another pub with a beautiful beer garden, you’re sure to spot some of the Goldsmiths crowd here as well. And if you get peckish at any point, their pizza menu is always a winner.

Address
272 New Cross Road
London SE14 6AA

w: www.rosepubandkitchen.com
t: 0208 692 3193

 

New Cross Inn

With a quiz, open-mic night and live bands from all over the country, this pub has a jam-packed programme every week, not to mention some of the cheapest pints around.

Address
323 New Cross Road
London SE14 6AS

w: www.newcrossinn.com
t: 0208 469 4382
e: info@newcrossinn.com

 

The Royal Albert

This renovated free-house is another Time Out Love London Award Winner. Found a little further down New Cross Road, the Albert hosts a DJ on Friday nights and a live music on a Sunday.

Address
460 New Cross Road
London SE14 6TJ

w: www.royalalbertpub.com
t: 0208 692 3737

Recommendations are from www.gold.ac.uk/local/food-and-drink. Please see link for additional places in the area around Goldsmiths.