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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama's main campus is located in Swiss Cottage, within the borough of Camden; a dynamic, artistic area full of theatres, bars, restaurants and art galleries. Central's Bankside Studios are located a stone's throw from the River Thames, just around the corner from the legendary Shakespeare's Globe.

With quick and easy transport links across London, both campuses are conveniently located within easy reach of many of the capital’s main attractions and activities.

Our Swiss Cottage Campus


Central is located opposite Swiss Cottage station (Jubilee Line, exit 2), or approximately eight minutes walk from Finchley Road station (Metropolitan Line). South Hampstead overground station is approximately a five minute walk, with Finchley Road & Frognal station approximately a ten minute walk.


The following bus routes stop nearby: C11, 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268.

By Car

Central is within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and parking is extremely limited. There is no parking available at the School.

Disabled Parking

There are two blue badge disabled parking bays directly outside. For more disabled parking options, search for NW3 3HY on Blue Badge London's Find A Bay. Alternatively, visitors with disabilities are welcome to call +44 (0) 20 7722 8183 prior to their visit as we may be able to arrange parking on-site.

Central Bankside Studios


Central Bankside Studios are located near the South Bank on the River Thames.

The local stations are London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines (15 minute walk), Southwark on the Jubilee Line (15 minute walk), and St Paul's on the Central Line (20 minute walk). Blackfriars and Mansion House on the District and Circle Lines are both a 15 minute walk.


Local routes include:

381, RV1 to Southwark Street
344 to Southwark Bridge Road
45, 63, 100 to Blackfriars Bridge
15, 17 to Cannon Street
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76 to Mansion House

By train

The major local stations are Blackfriars (15 minute walk) London Bridge (10 minute walk), Cannon Street (15 minute walk) and Waterloo (20 minute walk).

By car and taxi

Where possible, visitors are advised to arrive by public transport or by taxi. There is an NCP car park on Thames Exchange on the north side of Southwark Bridge (open 24 hours, seven days a week).

Black cabs can be found all year round on Southwark Bridge, or you can book a taxi or minicab via the TFL website.

By boat

Bankside Pier is 10 minutes' walk from Central Bankside Studios and is served every 20 minutes throughout the day by MBNA Thames Clippers, with the last boat leaving Bankside at 23.22 each evening.

Contact Us

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Eton Avenue
London NW3 3HY

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7722 8183


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