How to find us

Local directions and map


The museum is easy to reach. We are a few hundred yards from King's Cross station, and an easy walk from St. Pancras International. King's Cross is one of London's biggest transport interchanges. There is good street signage using the standard brown signs. The routes from King's Cross main line and Underground, from St. Pancras International, and from the canal towpath are fully signed routes. We are in New Wharf Road. The postcode is N1 9RT. The "What3Words" location is "trails.backs.spirit".

Diagram map showing routes to stations

From the Regent's Canal (on foot)

Exit at Caledonian Road (Thornhill Bridge) and follow the road to the south. Pass the Chinese restaurant on your right. Turn right into All Saints' Street and walk the full length of this street. At the end, turn left into New Wharf Road.

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From King's Cross Main Line

From King's Cross Square, at the front of King's Cross mainline station, walk alongside the station, down York Way. This is the opposite side of the station to the concourse. You need to walk away from the concourse, past the arched front of the station to York Way, then turn left onto York Way. Carry on until you see a traffic island in the middle of the road with a right turn, this is Wharfdale Road. Follow Wharfdale Road until you see New Wharf Road which is the second turning on the left.

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London Canal Museum street sign

The Museum is beside Battlebridge Basin, on the Regent's Canal.

From St. Pancras International

Midland Main Line to East Midlands, Eurostar to Paris/Bruxelles, Thameslink, and high-speed services to Kent

There are two routes, the first is reccommended:

From the London Underground

Euston Road Exit

Follow directions for King's Cross main line. DO NOT follow signs to "Regent's Canal". Exit to Euston Road.

Pentonville Road Exit (currently closed)

Exit the station turning left. You will come to a cross roads almost immediately, where you will turn right. You will need to cross two roads to do that. Follow Caledonian Road until you see a Tesco supermarket on your left. At the supermarket continue straight on along Balfe Street. This comes out on Wharfdale Road. Turn right there, and then look for New Wharf Road on the left. Note: This exit is not open at all times.

From Caledonian Road and Barnsbury Station

London Overground, North London Line

From the station, follow the path down the slope to the main road and then turn left. Keep walking until you cross over the canal, then turn right into All Saints' Street. At the end of All Saints' Street turn left and you will have arrived.Allow about 15 minutes for this walk.

By Car

If you are coming from Euston Road or Gray's Inn Road follow York Way to the right of King's cross station, then turn right into Wharfdale Road and left into New Wharf Road. If you are approaching from the north along Caledonian Road take the first right into All Saints' Street immediately after crossing the canal, then left at the end into New Wharf Road. Our postcode is N1 9RT so set your SatNav to find that postcode.Street parking is available after 1330 on Saturdays and all day on Sundays.