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Central Saint Martins - Archway Campus - Arts Shop

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) .


  • Basement - Digital Media Space, Quiet Room
    Ground Floor - Archway Cafe, Student Centre, Teaching Rooms
    First Floor - Printmaking Centre
    Second Floor - Art Studios
    Third Floor - Foundation in Art Studios.
  • Comments View
    • The Sculpture and Metalwork workshop is located in a separate area.


  • Services / facilities within the building include a shop providing art stationary for students and staff.
  • Related link Central Saint Martins - Archway Campus - Main Building.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus is based in Upper Holloway in the London Borough of Islington. The Archway campus buildings are located on Elthorne Road off Holloway Road (A1) and are located outside of the congestion charge zone.
    • There is on street parking available on Elthorne Road.
  • By Bus View
    • There are a number of bus routes which stop close to the UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus buildings on Elthorne Road. The following bus routes stop on Holloway Road close to Elthorne Road.
      From Highbury and Islington station the 43 bus, the 271 bus and the 263 bus all travel along Holloway Road and stop close to Elthorne Road.
      To get from Kings Cross to Archway take either the 17 bus or the 390 bus.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest London Overground station to the UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus is Upper Holloway which is approximately an 8 minute walk away from Elthorne Road where the buildings are based.
      However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest tube station to the UAL Central St Martin's Archway campus is Archway (Northern line High Barnet branch).
      Highbury and Islington station (Victoria and Piccadilly lines) is 1.8 miles away from Elthorne at the far end of Holloway Road.
      Holloway Road station (Piccadilly line) is 1.3 miles away from Elthorne Road.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Elthorne Road to the left of the Archway Campus, main building.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Elthorne Road.
  • Comments View
    • There are on street standard parking bays available on Elthorne Road which require payment by phone with a maximum stay of 2 hours. The majority of the road is resident permit parking only.


  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main foyer.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).


  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance.
  • Arts shop is located to the right on entering the service.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played at a low level.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the main building along the main corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located on the ground floor of the main building along the main corridor.