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Archway Tube Station to Central Saint Martins - Archway Campus - Main Building

2 Elthorne Road, Archway, London, N19 4AG

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • UAL is regularly reviewing all access to buildings and facilities in response to the latest government guidance. Check the updates on the Coronavirus: Important Information page to find out more.
  • There have been no changes to the parking or the Blue Badge parking bay.
  • External queuing systems are in place, if required, for the college and for the shop/coffee shop.
  • In each reception there is a holding area for staff to check passes and allow for social distancing.
  • Hand sanitising stations are located in both receptions, in the cafetorium and beside all MFD's. Wipes are also available in each area.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • A one way system is in place with everyone advised to 'keep left'.
  • Directional signage is in place along with floor and wall markings to promote social distancing.
  • The main reception desk and all counters have protective screens in place.
  • There is limited capacity in toilet facilities.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


  • This guide details the route from the Archway Tube Station exit on Junction Road to the Central Saint Martins - Archway Campus - Main Building.

Leave Archway Tube Station via Junction Road Exit

  • There are stairs and an escalator from the platform to this entrance.
  • The Junction road exit is to the right after passing through the ticket barriers.
  • Junction Road has a block paved surface.

Turn left to the pedestrian crossing across Junction Road

  • Turn left down Junction Road and continue for 20m across the pedestrianised area towards the Junction Road pedestrian crossing (shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • There is a slight gradient uphill.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.

Cross Junction Road at pedestrian crossing onto Holloway Road

  • Use the pedestrian crossing which has rotating cones and dropped kerbs with tactile paving to cross Junction Road onto Holloway Road opposite.
  • The road is tarmac.
  • The pavement is block paved and has tactile dropped kerbs on both sides.

Cross Holloway Road onto the island using the pedestrian crossing

  • After crossing Junction Road turn immediately left and continue for 5m to cross Holloway Road onto a block paved island.
  • The pedestrian crossing has rotating cones and dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • The island in the middle of Holloway Road has tactile dropped kerbs and traffic lights on both sides.

Continue across the island to cross Holloway Road and cycle lane

  • Continue for 10m straight ahead across the block paved island until reaching the pedestrian crossing (shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3).
  • Use the pedestrian crossing which has rotating cones, a dropped kerb and tactile paving to cross this side of Holloway Road.
  • After crossing Holloway Road continue forward for 4m and cross the cycle lane using the dropped kerb and tactile paving (shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6).

Turn right and head down Holloway Road to Elthorne Road

  • Turn right and head down Holloway Road, this part of the road has a slight downhill slope and you will pass a bus stop on your right (shown in photographs 1 and 2)
  • After 29m the road bends to the left (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
  • Continue along Holloway Road for a further 45m until reaching Elthorne Road (shown in photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8).
  • The pavement is slightly uneven block paving.

Cross Elthorne Road at pedestrian crossing

  • Cross Elthorne Road using the tactile dropped kerbs on either side.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac.

Turn left and head up Elthorne Road to main building entrance

  • After crossing turn left and continue along Elthorne Road for 20m until reaching the main building entrance on your right.
  • The road is uneven block paving.
  • You will need to cross the UAL Archway College Service Road.
  • The road is cobbled and there is a slope to the main road at the service road (shown in photographs 3 and 4).