How to find us

The Senate House / Stewart House complex can be approached from both Malet Street and Russell Square.

Local Transport


By London Underground (Tube)

The nearest stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) and Goodge Street (Northern Line, Charing Cross branch). Other stations within walking distance are Euston, Euston Square, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Warren Street.


By Bus

From King's Cross/St Pancras: 10, 73 (to Gower Street)

From Euston: 10, 73 (to Gower Street); 59, 68, 168 (to Russell Square)

From Victoria: 38 (to New Oxford Street); 24, 73 (to Tottenham Court Road)

From Waterloo: 59, 68, 168, 188 (to Russell Square)

For further informatation consult the Transport for London website.


By Car

Drivers entering central London during the week will be liable to pay the London congestion charge. The congestion charge operates between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and is currently set at £10.00 if paid on the day of travel. Later payment incurs penalties.

There is no parking available at Senate House. Parking in the streets nearby is limited (metered). There are several NCP Gateway carparks close to Russell Square (expensive).



When You Arrive

Most Institute events take place in Senate House South Block, though some are held in Stewart House Basement.

Senate House South Block

Senate House South Block is on your right as you approach from Russell Square (that is, go through the car park and turn left when you reach the Senate House cloister) or on your right as you approach from Malet Street. Please see reception on your arrival who will be able to give you directions to the exact location of any meeting room you are looking for. The lift and staircase are located in the entrance lobby as you enter the building. The South Block Café can be found behind the grand staircase on the ground floor.

Stewart House

Stewart House is the wing between Senate House and Russell Square; its entrance is at 32 Russell Square. This is immediately on your left as you enter the Senate House car park from Russell Square, or just before the gate on your right as you come through the cloister from Malet Street. Some meetings will take place in the basement, also accessible by lift and stairs. Turn left as you come out of the lift, and left again, to find meeting rooms (STB 3, 6 and 9).


The Germanic Studies Library

The Germanic Studies Library has now moved into the Senate House. Open-access sections are housed on the fourth floor of the South Block; volumes on closed access can be ordered for reading within the library.