Contact Information

Postal address:

University College London
Department of Space & Climate Physics
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Holmbury St. Mary
Surrey RH5 6NT
United Kingdom.


Telephone (switchboard):

+44 (0)1483 204100


+44 (0)1483 278312


E-mail addresses and direct telephone lines:

UCL Directory Service


How to get to MSSL:

MSSL lies approximately 40 miles to the south-west of London, in the centre of the Guildford/Dorking/Horsham 'triangle'. Heathrow Airport is about an hour's drive away and Gatwick Airport about 40 minutes. The nearest mainline train stations with fast connections to London are Guildford (35 mins to Waterloo) and Gatwick (30 mins to Victoria on the Gatwick Express). There are also mainline stations at Dorking and Horsham. For information about train times and connections, why not try the National Rail travel information service?

For those travelling via London from the airports, the web pages
http://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow.htm and
http://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/gatwick.htm may prove useful.

For those staying at a hotel in, or travelling via, Guildford, you can transfer from the airports using public transport as follows:

  • From Gatwick: Gatwick station is positioned in the South Terminal of the airport and provides direct rail-air link trains for Guildford hourly between 10.03am and 4.03pm, journey time 38 minutes. Other times vary
  • From Heathrow: Rail-air link coaches leave Terminal 4 for Woking Station from 6.10am to 11.00pm, picking up from terminals 2, 3 and 1. Between 9.00am and 8.00pm they run every half-an-hour, otherwise it is an hourly service. Time to Woking, 50 minutes. There are then frequent trains from Woking to Guildford.

Travelling from the airports to MSSL you may find it easiest to rent a car, while a taxi ride is the best option from the nearest mainline train stations. For those travelling to MSSL by car, road maps of the surrounding area are available (.pdf document) or you can find us here on Google Maps. Taxis can be booked online, by email or by phone with Airlink Cranleigh Taxis.


Where to stay:

A list of local accommodation and a location map are available (pdf documents)


This page last modified 3 June, 2011 by www@mssl.ucl.ac.uk

Mullard Space Science Laboratory - Holmbury St. Mary - Dorking - Surrey - RH5 6NT - Telephone: +44 (0)1483 204100 - Copyright © 1999-2005 UCL

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