Imperial College London,
White City Campus,
80 Wood Lane,
London W12 0BZ
About the Campus
A new destination in London
White City is one of the most exciting, dynamic and rapidly changing parts of London.
Boasting a fascinating history, including international exhibitions and Olympic sports, the area began its most recent evolution in 2008, becoming the capital’s go-to destination for entertainment and shopping with the arrival of Westfield London.
It is now quickly establishing itself as a pioneering quarter for arts, culture, innovation, science and learning – with resident organisations including the revamped BBC Media Village, the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
A new home for discovery & innovation
Imperial’s White City campus is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of a vibrant area to live, work and play. The College is driving this evolution with a £2 billion investment in a new 23-acre integrated collaborative campus. As a central pillar of this vision, the Molecular Sciences Research Hub is the first facility to host Imperial research and teaching staff.
The White City campus is less than three miles from our existing South Kensington campus and just 500m from our Hammersmith Hospital Campus. With excellent transport links to the rest of London and beyond, this is a well-connected hub with three underground stations providing access to the West End and the City of London.
Imperial’s research has led to some of the most important discoveries and technological advances of the past century, from penicillin to fibre optics. At White City, we’re leading a £2 billion investment in a new 23-acre campus to continue pioneering ways of seeing and shaping the world.
How to find us
By public transport
The nearest Underground station is White City, served by the Central line.
The Campus is also just six minutes walk from Wood Lane station (Circle and Hammersmith and City lines) and just under 20 minutes walk from Shepherd’s Bush station (Central line, Overground and National Rail connections).
Plan your route with the Transport for London journey planner
To plan cycling routes to the White City Campus visit Transport for London’s cycling routes pages.
You can also order free, printed cycling maps of White City and the surrounding area via TfL. The White City area is covered by guides number 6 and 7.
Wood Lane is designated as a ‘route signed or marked for use by cyclists on a mixture of quiet or busier roads’. The section of the Westway on the west side of Wood Lane has an off-road cycle path running parallel to the main road.
Imperial’s White City Campus lies directly next to the A40 dual carriageway road, which serves as a key 'arterial' corridor into the heart of London, and outwards to the North Circular ring road surrounding central London and also onto the M25 Orbital Motorway surrounding greater London.
The closest airport is Heathrow, from where a taxi or other private road transport will take approximately 35 minutes to reach the Campus. Alternatively, the Heathrow Express and Hammersmith and City / Circle line trains will take you into Wood Lane station in approximately 45 minutes.
The Campus is also close to a planned station for a High Speed Rail II service at Old Oak Common, which will take go to Heathrow Airport and beyond to Birmingham and the North of England.
From Imperial’s South Kensington site
A free 35-seat shuttle bus runs hourly, Monday to Friday from the South Kensington Campus (picking up outside the Central Library on Imperial College Road) from 8.10 to 17.10. The route also loops to the Hammersmith Campus. The service also now covers the lunchtime hours.
From Hammersmith Campus
White City Campus is a 10 minute walk from Imperial’s Hammersmith Hospital Campus, via Wood Lane and Du Cane Road
There is parking provision for external, registered visitors and for maintenance contractors who need to access the site. There are also permanent parking spaces for disabled staff and disabled students based at the White City Campus.
Push bicycle parking
All staff and students currently have access to bike parking at the Gradpad facility on the North Site, with 50 internal spaces and 38 secured external spaces.