The Royal College of Music is one of London’s most vibrant musical centres. Located in South Kensington – an important cultural quarter – we are within easy reach of local museums, parks and other attractions, as well as dining options and transport links.


 South Kensington: 0.5 miles
 Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
 High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles
 Paddington: 1.5 miles
 Victoria: 2 miles
 Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM


Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS

Getting to the RCM

The Royal College of Music is easy to reach on foot from nearby attractions in South Kensington, from Kensington High Street and from Kensington Gardens.

All local stations are in TfL fare zone 1.

London Underground

  • The closest station is South Kensington (Circle and District line), which is a 10–15 minute walk from the RCM.
  • Gloucester Road (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines) is a 15 minute walk from the RCM. High Street Kensington station (Circle and District lines) is a 20 minute walk or 10 minutes by bus.
  • Night Tube services run on the Piccadilly line on Friday and Saturday evenings, providing Underground connections from South Kensington and Gloucester Road throughout the night.
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National Rail

The closest mainline stations are London Paddington and London Victoria. The RCM can be reached from any London terminal by Underground, bus or taxi.

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London Buses

  • Bus number 360 stops directly outside the RCM on Prince Consort Road.
  • Buses 92352 and 452 pass the Royal Albert Hall.
  • The number 70 travels along Queen’s Gate.

Many other services run to South KensingtonKensington High Street and Knightsbridge from surrounding areas.

A comprehensive system of night buses operates between Central London and the rest of the city. The N9 passes the Royal Albert Hall and connects with other major routes at Trafalgar Square.

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Scheduled coach services run to destinations nationwide from Victoria Coach Station.

A Santander Cycles docking station is located on Prince Consort Road, adjacent to the RCM. There are several alternative docking stations nearby.

There are also a limited number of facilities for securing private bicycles on Prince Consort Road and in the surrounding area.

  • There is metered parking on Prince Consort Road and the surrounding area. It costs £3.70 per hour for a maximum of four hours and is free after 6.30pm and on Sundays.
  • Other car parks and street parking are available in the South Kensington area, but spaces are often limited. Please check availability and restrictions before you travel.
  • There are designated motorbike bays in the area surrounding the Royal Albert Hall.

Disabled parking bays

There are a limited number of disabled parking bays managed by Westminster Borough Council on Prince Consort Road and in the area around the Royal Albert Hall, which are within 175 metres ofthe RCM. In addition, there are spaces managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Exhibition Road, which are within 600 metres of the RCM.

Westminster City Council parking information

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Borough parking information