Directions - RFSK - The Royal Foundation of St Katharine

How to get here

St Katharine’s is easily accessible via the excellent public transport routes which service London. St Katharine’s is situated at Limehouse Station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which runs directly to Bank and Tower Gateway stations (5 minutes) where the London Underground can be joined.

Located in Zone 2 and a stone’s throw from Limehouse tube station, St Katharine’s is perfectly positioned for access to the obvious attractions of London’s West End. For the theatre goer, the shopper, or those who wish to explore London’s historic sites, St Katharine’s provides a great base. For those who wish to explore the more immediate East End, St Katharine’s is walking distance from many local attractions.

For details of your journey to Limehouse station please go to the TfL Website.

From Limehouse station

Arriving at Limehouse station take the Bekesbourne Street exit. Turn left onto Bekesbourne Street and then quick right at the ‘Grocery Station’ on the corner. Immediately on your left is the entrance to St. Katharine’s precinct and yurt cafe. Our main reception is on the other side of the precinct and on your left through the car park. If you arrive in the evening and our precinct gate is locked, continue straight under the railway bridge and take the first left onto Butcher Row. Take the first left into St. Katharine’s. Our main reception is on your right through the car park. Download Map

We recommend that you check for any delays or engineering works before beginning your journey to St Katharine’s.

Getting to Limehouse

By DLR / Underground Central, Northern or Waterloo and City line to Bank OR Circle or District line to Monument and walk to Bank then Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Limehouse – 5 minutes – second stop from Bank. OR Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf or Canning Town (easier change) then Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Limehouse – 4 minutes and 4 stops from Canary Wharf – 5 stops and 9 minutes from Canning Town.

By bus Limehouse is serviced by many buses which are convenient for local trips around the East End. For details of buses which run from Limehouse please see

From Heathrow Airport Take the Piccadilly line from Heathrow Airport, until you reach Hammersmith. Wait on the same platform for a District line train. You will not need to go up and down stairs to change platforms- the Piccadilly line trains come in one side, and the District line trains come in the other side. Take any District line train going East via Victoria etc and a) Get off at Monument and walk to the DLR at Bank, which is an underground rout or b)get off at Tower Hill and walk across the road to Tower Gateway DLR station. Take DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to Limehouse from either station, which is 2 stops away.

From Gatwick Airport Take Gatwick Express or Southern Train to Victoria station. Once at Victoria, take the District or Circle Line Eastbound to Tower Hill Station. Walk across the road to Tower Gateway DLR station. Take DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to Limehouse, which is 2 stops away.

From Stanstead Airport Take Stanstead Express to Liverpool Street. At Liverpool Street, the number 135 bus will take you direct to Limehouse, Commercial Road. Alight the bus and walk back on yourself slightly and cross over the road at the lights. Continue walking down Butcher Row and take the 2nd turning on the left into our car park. Alternatively, a taxi from Liverpool Street shouldn’t cost more than £12-15 max.

London City Airport Take DLR towards Bank or Tower Gateway and alight at Limehouse station. London Luton: Take the First Capital Connect Service towards London Kings Cross St Pancras. Change to the Northern Line to Bank, where you can take the DLR 2 stops to Limehouse.

By Taxi Alternatively, guests may wish to pre-book their journey with Addison Lee, who provide mini cabs and will meet passengers in arrivals halls with a sign. Their number is 020 73878888 By car. We are located outside the congestion charge zone.

By Car For guests arriving by car, we recommend using Google MapsPlease be aware that using our postcode with many sat nav systems will unfortunately direct you incorrectly. We advise inputting ‘2 Butcher Row, London’.


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