Moving to another country, another county or just moving into a new town can be daunting, especially when you can’t figure out how to get from place to place.
Here’s a guide on how to find your way around your new home.
Debden underground (which is on the eastbound Central line service, Epping branch) is just a five-minute walk from campus, and from there it’s only a thirty-minute journey into London Liverpool Street. You also have Loughton Station (also on central line) nearby which is a thirty-minute walk from campus.
Want to travel to somewhere else in the UK? The Victoria Bus Station in central London has frequent National Express coaches that travel all over the UK.
FLY OR FLOAT
The campus is also within easy reach of all of London’s airports and close to the seaports of Harwich and Dover. Just jump on the underground Central Line directly to London Liverpool Street or Stratford (London).
There are also frequent buses and a number of different taxi companies available in the Loughton area, which make travelling a lot easier.
There is a bus stop on Torrington Drive (near Sainsbury’s, Debden station, and just off the Broadway). Bus 20 goes to Loughton Station. You’ll be able to see the different busses and their timetables at the bus stop and work out which one you need to get on. Buses cost £1.50 in the area, but they don’t accept cash so you’ll want to get that Oyster Card.
TAXIS & UBER
You have a few options for a taxi, you can get an Uber, use Sadler Taxis which are located at Debden and Loughton station, or Mayflower Taxis which you can find at139 High Rd, Loughton IG10 4LT.
Tips for travelling on the underground
Get an Oyster Card they only cost £5 and they help you save a lot of money. TFL (Transport for London) also accepts your contactless card too. If you travel off-peak it’s a lot cheaper, with an oyster card it will only cost you £3.10 during off-peak and £5.10 during peak times to travel from Debden to Central London.
The night tube runs all night on Fridays and Saturdays on the Central (to Loughton), Jubilee, Northern, and Piccadilly lines. Peak times are 06:30-09:30 and 16:00-19:00 Monday through to Friday. All other times (including the night tube!) use off-peak pricing.
Transport for London provides a really helpful Journey Planner to navigate your way around London and CityMapper is also great for finding your way around.
Don’t forget that you can grab a Railcard or Student Oyster Card if you live in a London borough, which you can order online.
This can save you a lot of money if you use the rail regularly (so you’ll have more money left over to spend on weekend day trips!)