Location

Goodenough Club
23 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AD

Lat: 51:31:30N (51.52495)
Lon: 0:07:03W (-0.11744)

Goodenough Club is well located for all the major London airports and train stations being within walking distance of Euston, Kings Cross, St Pancras and Thameslink which serve Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton Airports.

Stansted and City Airports can be reached via Kings Cross tube lines to Liverpool Street. The opening of St Pancras International station, home to the Eurostar, gives us access to many European cities within a few hours travel.

How To Find Us

From Kings Cross Tube Station

Go out of Gray's Inn Road exit (near Hammersmith and City entrance).  Follow Gray's Inn Road for about 1/4 mile until you reach Heathcote Street on the right.  Turn right into Heathcote Street and then immediately left into Mecklenburgh Street. The Goodenough Club is 200 metres up this road on the left hand side.

From Russell Square Tube Station

Turn right out of station and go down to the roundabout at Brunswick Square.  Go straight over the roundabout. After 50 metres the road bends round to the right and 50 metres further on turn left at T junction onto Guilford Street.  After 200 metres take first left (Mecklenburgh Street) and follow road round the garden to left. The Goodenough Club is about 200 metres on right hand side.

By Car

If you are travelling to the Club by car and would like directions, please do not hesitate to contact our reservations team by phone, fax or e-mail and we will give you exact directions as well as car parking facilities nearby. Please note that central London operates a Congestion Charge zone between the hours of 7am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.  To find out more including charges and how to pay please visit the following website www.cclondon.com.

Mecklenburgh Square has parking restrictions that begin at 8.30am and continue until 6.30pm.  Much of the Square is for residential parking only.

There is a RCP carpark located nearby at 40 Bernard Street London WC1N 1HT.  Tel: 0207 833 9956.

Buses

There are several bus stops near to the Club. If you are travelling by bus please contact our reservations team directly who will be able to provide you with directions.     

Heathrow Airport

Heathrow airport (LHR) is the closest.  Distance: 18 miles/29KMs. A taxi will take 1 hour at a charge of around £65.00 one way.
You can also take the Piccadilly Line tube from Terminals 1,2,3, 4 or 5 direct to King's Cross St. Pancras station. Alternatively take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station and change for the circle line to Kings Cross station. When you arrive at the station follow directions above.

For further information:  Transport for London - Journey Planner

Surrounding Area

As a guest at the Goodenough Club you will be staying right in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of London's prime academic and cultural locations.  It's one of the greenest parts of London with plenty of parks and open squares. We are within 10 minute walk from King's Cross Station and the Eurostar links at St Pancras which connects the UK to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Our nearest Tube station is Russell Square.

We are within walking distance of The British Museum and the British Library with their world-class collections. The Dickens Museum and the historic Foundling Hospital at Coram Fields are just a few hundred metres away.

We are also very close to major London Universities and colleges, such as Senate House (University of London), Birkbeck, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London School of Economics (LSE) and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The world famous Great Ormond Street Hospital is a short walk away.

The Brunswick Centre with a range of shops and restaurants is less than a five minute walk. It boasts an Art House Cinema, 10 different restaurants, a great supermarket and a variety of interesting shops. The surrounding streets are full of cafes, bars and bookshops. Lamb Conduit Street and Marchmont Street are among the most characterful in London.

The area is associated with Charles Darwin (1809-1882), Charles Dickens (1812-1870), John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) E M Forster (1879-1970) and Virginia Woolf (1892-1941). Woolf once lived on Mecklenburgh Square and Graham Greene stayed on the Square when writing 'The Power and The Glory.'

An annual arts festival is held each autumn.

Free guided walks of Bloomsbury - organised and given by some of our members. Every Saturday at 2pm in front of the Goodenough Club, 23 Mecklenburgh Square.

Location Map

Helpful Links

Bloomsbury Travel Guide

www.wikitravel.org/en/London/Bloomsbury

Brunswick Shopping Centre

www.brunswick.co.uk

Bloomsbury Arts Festival

www.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk

Walking Distances

UCL 5 - 15 minutes
SOAS
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Birkbeck
University of London Senate House
Institute of Education
10 minutes
LSE
Courtauld Institute
City University
University of Westminster
King's College
15 minutes
Renoir Cinema 5 minutes
The British Library
The British Museum
King's Place
<10 minutes
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Royal National Theatre
National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Barbican Centre
15 - 20 minutes
Russell Square Underground Station 5 minutes
King's Cross Underground and National Rail
Holborn Underground
Chancery Lane Underground
10 minutes
Farringdon Underground (Cross Link)
St Pancras Eurostar
<15 minutes
The Brunswick Shopping Centre
Coram's Fields (families only)
3 minutes
Tottenham Court Road
Covent Garden
St Paul's Cathedral
15 minutes
Oxford, Regent and Carnaby Streets
Camden Market
Trafalgar Square
15 - 20 minutes
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