Companies locating in South London are in a perfect position to access the London, UK and International markets. Read more to learn how you can fly, drive or hop on a train or a tram at South London’s many commercial centres.
South London has seen recent extensions to the underground and the Docklands Light Railway, cutting journey times to the City and West End. Recent improvements on the Jubilee Line into Greenwich allows companies based there to be in the city of London in less than 15 minutes. The Docklands Light Railway now crossing the Thames, stops at five new locations in South London, including Cutty Sark in Greenwich and Deptford in Lewisham, meaning Canary Wharf is just a 12 minutes ride away.
Companies in the region can access the District, Northern, Victoria and East London Lines, ensuring fast access to the London Underground network.
South London has an extensive overground train network – allowing ‘turn up and go’ services from many towns into the centre of the Capital.
Check with Railtrack to find train timetables and route information: www.railtrack.co.uk or with Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner
Eurostar operates out of London Waterloo and provides a fast and direct service to France and Belgium. There are 21 daily return journeys to Paris, taking approximately 3 hours to the heart of the city.
There are a further 10 daily return journeys from London Waterloo to Brussels, again with the fast service taking approximately 3 hours.
To find out more about train times and book tickets, visit the Eurostar web site at www.eurostar.com
South London has one of Europe’s most modern tram systems, connecting Wimbledon to Beckenham, via Croydon, with guaranteed journey times and low fares. Over 130,000 people live within a short distance of a tram boarding point and over 145,000 people use the tram each day.
“The £200 million modern light rail system has helped relieve road congestion, stimulated the local economy and improved the quality of life for thousands of people.”
Bob Dorey OBE
Chairman, Tramlink Croydon Ltd.
To learn more about the Tramlink routes, price and fascinating facts, check out their website at www.tfl.gov.uk/trams
South London is well placed to access both Heathrow and Gatwick. Commercial centres such as Croydon are perfectly placed for quick and easy access to Gatwick, but no matter where you decide to locate in South London you are never more than 30 minutes away from Stanstead or Docklands.
Did you know…….
Gatwick Airport is the eighth busiest international airport in the world, offering more flights to U.S cities than any other European airport?
Gatwick Airport also hosts Easyjet, the UK’s largest low cost, web based airline, which flies to all major European cities, and prides itself on providing value for money, as well as a fast and reliable service.
Biggin Hill Airport is the UK’s leading airport for private charter flights to Europe and is located in the London Borough of Bromley. For more information, visit www.bigginhillairport.com
South London is bordered by the M25 motorway, which provides access and links to the extensive UK motorway network and the main UK markets. The M25 is well served by the M3, M2 and M23 and a range of orbital and direct roads.