Guidance

Department for Transport London offices

Plan your journey to Great Minster House (GMH) by foot, bus and bike from London's mainline and Underground stations.

Getting to Great Minster House (GMH) by foot

The following information shows you the local mainline or Underground station, the zone it is in, the Underground lines which serve it, the distance it is from GMH, the approximate time it takes to walk and a link to map with directions.

Station Zone Line/s Distance from GMH Walking time and map
St James’s Park 1 District, Circle 0.5 miles 6-13 minutes
Pimlico 1 Victoria 0.5 miles 8-16 minutes
Westminster 1 District, Circle, Jubilee 0.7 miles 10-20 minutes
Victoria 1 District, Circle, Victoria 0.8 miles 12-24 minutes
Vauxhall 2 Victoria 0.8 miles 12-25 minutes
Charing Cross 1 Northern, Bakerloo 1.1 miles 16-33 minutes
Waterloo 1 Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee 1.2 miles 19-38 minutes

Distances and walking times are taken from www.walkit.com

Getting to GMH by bus

Please note that you cannot pay for your ticket on the buses in central London. You need either to buy a ticket in advance at the machine at the bus stop or have an Oyster card.

If you are using the local mainline and Underground stations and then catching a bus to Great Minster House (GMH):

St James’s Park

  • there is no direct bus service – it’s quicker to walk

Pimlico

  • there is no direct bus service – it’s quicker to walk

Westminster

  • there is no direct bus service – it’s quicker to walk

Victoria

  • 507 (to Waterloo) from the bus station in front of Victoria Station
  • get off opposite GMH, outside the Home Office

Vauxhall

  • 87 (to Aldwych) or 88 (to Camden Town): from the bus station outside Vauxhall station (bus stop B)
  • 87 – Get off at Lambeth Bridge and walk along Horseferry Road to the junction with Marsham Street
  • 88 – Get off at the side of GMH at the junction of Horseferry Road and Marsham Street

Charing Cross

  • there is no door-to-door bus service – it may be quicker to walk
  • 87 (to Wandsworth Plain): bus stop outside Charing Cross Station. Get off at Lambeth Bridge and walk along Horseferry Road to the junction with Marsham Street
  • 88 (to Clapham Junction): bus stop in Whitehall. Get off at junction of Marsham Street and Horseferry Road

Waterloo

  • 507 (to Victoria) from the bus stop at the side of Waterloo Station
  • get off outside GMH, opposite the Home Office

Getting to GMH by bike

If you have your own bike, secure parking is available at Great Minster House (GMH) by prior arrangement with your host. There are also shower and changing facilities at this office.

Barclays Cycle Hire scheme

This scheme means you can now hire a bike for short journeys round central London.

If you use the scheme a lot, it pays to become a member but the bikes are also available for casual hire.

For full information, see the relevant pages on the Transport for London website.

If you choose to cycle as part of your journey to the department, here’s a list of the closest docking stations to the London’s mainline stations, Underground stations and to DfT’s offices. See Barclays Cycle Hire map for details.

Docking stations at mainline and Underground stations

Cannon Street

  • Queen Street, Bank
  • Charing Cross
  • Craven Street, Strand

Euston

  • Doric Way
  • Endsleigh Gardens
  • Euston Road

Fenchurch Street

  • Jewry Street, Aldgate
  • Tower Gardens, Tower Hill
  • Great Tower Street

King’s Cross/St Pancras International

  • Belgrove Street
  • St Chad’s Street
  • Liverpool Street
  • Wormwood Street
  • Finsbury Circus
  • London Bridge
  • Godliman Street
  • Marylebone
  • Harewood Avenue
  • Dorset Square

Paddington

  • South Wharf Road
  • Winsland Street
  • Pimlico
  • Rampagne Street

St James’s Park

  • Abbey Orchard Street

Victoria

  • Royal Mews
  • Ashley Place

Waterloo

  • Baylis Road

Westminster

  • Abbey Orchard Street

Docking stations close to DfT’s offices

Finding your way by bike

See Cycling routes and maps, an interactive application that:

  • allows you to enter your point of departure and your destination
  • shows you an easy, a fast and a leisure route

Car parking at GMH

There is no staff or visitor car parking at DfT’s London offices. However, limited parking can be arranged for mobility impaired drivers: please speak to the person hosting your meeting.

Is your journey necessary?

While the department welcome visitors, DfT is working to reduce its carbon footprint for business travel in line with government targets and has developed a series of measures to help achieve this:

  • video conferencing
  • promotion of public transport, walking and cycling

Video conferencing

An integrated video conferencing service is available within the department. If you think this might be appropriate for your meeting to avoid travelling, please contact your host at DfT for further information.

Further information

Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 4DR

See GMH on Google Maps

DfT helpline

0300 330 3000

Get directions to GMH with this interactive map.

Distances and walking times are taken from www.walkit.com.

Barclays cycle-hire scheme information on the TFL website.

Cycling routes and maps.

Barclays Cycle Hire map.

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