The British Museum is located in central London in the historic district of Bloomsbury close to Russell Square, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. The BM’s address is Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG.

Tube & Train

The following tube stations are within walking distance of the British Museum:

Other stations nearby include:

Download the TFL tube map

If you are planning a trip from within the UK to London by rail visit the National Rail website.

Bus & Coach

The following buses serve the local area: numbers 7, 68, 91, 168 and 188 stop on Russell Square; 10, 24, 29, 73 and 134 stop on Tottenham Court Road (north bound) or Gower Street (south bound).

The TFL offers a useful bus map for the city.

London can be easily reached by coach. For more information visit the National Express website.

Car & Taxi

The British Musuem is within the Congestion Charge Zone. There is no available parking at the BM but the following are car parks in the area:

Major taxi companies can be found on the TFL website. They usually charge a minimum fare of £2.20.

Motorcycle & Bicycle

There are bike racks and motorcycle parking bays in the surrounding area. Plan your route through the TFL journey planner.

By Plane

Directions from Heathrow Airport (LHR)
From Heathrow Airport you can take the Piccadilly Tube Line to Holborn (approximately 45 minutes). Alternatively, you can catch the Heathrow Express train to Paddington where you can transfer to the tube (approximately 15 minutes).

Directions from Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Trains go to Victoria Station where you can then transfer to the tube (approximately 30 minutes).

Directions from London City Airport (LCY)
From City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bank, from there take the tube (Central Line) to Holborn or Tottenham Court Road.

Directions from Stanstead Airport (STN)
The Stanstead Express train service goes to Liverpool Street, from there take the tube (Central Line) to Holborn or Tottenham Court Road. Alternatively alight the train at Tottenham Hale and take the Victoria Line to Euston or Warren Street.

Directions from Luton Airport (LTN)
Trains from Luton Airport arrive at St Pancras, where you can transfer to the tube.


TFL Tube Map
London Bus Map

Further Information:

Transport for London