The location

Marcia Road map

The map shows you where Marcia Road is, but not how easy it is to get to all the important parts of London!

This page tells you about:
1) places you can walk to within about 30 minutes
2) buses
3) trains
4) car parking (including residents’ parking permits)

1) Walking

It is an easy walk to:

  • Burgess Park, with its Latin American and other summer music festivals
  • Bermondsey Antiques Market. The oldest and most interesting market in London – Friday mornings only from 5:00 am (yes!) to 12:00 noon
  • East Street Market. Food, clothes, all sorts of stuff – every day except Mondays. Birthplace of Charlie Chaplin (The street, not the market.)
  • Zandra Rhodes’ Fashion Museum and trendy Bermondsey High St

And just a bit farther away are:

  • River Thames at Tower Bridge – beautiful any time of the year
  • Borough, with its market for gastronomes; John Hopkins Library (local history), etc.
  • Guy’s Hospital
  • London Bridge Station
  • Elephant and Castle, with its downmarket market
  • Tate Modern and Bankside
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Imperial War Museum with its Tibetan Peace Garden
  • Cumming Museum which is a centre for local history
  • Waterloo Station / Imax Cinema / Festival Hall, etc.
  • St Paul’s Cathedral via a stroll over the Millennium Bridge opposite Tate Modern

2) Buses

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The cheapest fares are by Oyster Card You will need one of these as London buses do not accept cash!

In table below
OKR = Old Kent Road,
TBR = Tower Bridge Road,
DR = Dunton’s Road (at the Tesco end of Marcia Rd) and
E&C = Elephant and Castle (from where you can get many more buses, and trains, to every part of London)



Going west, takes you to



E&C, Waterloo, Holborn, Tottenham Court Rd



Borough, London Bridge, Moorgate, Old Street



Tower Bridge, Liverpool St station



E&C, St Thomas’s, Westminster



E&C, Blackfriars Bridge, King’s Cross station



Tower Bridge (DLR), Liverpool St station



E&C, Waterloo, Holborn, Euston station



E&C, Waterloo, St Paul’s Cathedral



E&C, Waterloo, Holborn






E&C, St Thomas’s, Westminster, Piccadilly, Oxford Circus, Regent’s Park, Baker St

3) Trains

Owing to the geology and history of the area, Old Kent Rd does not have its own tube (underground) station YET. An extension to the Bakerloo Line from Elephant & Castle to New Cross is planned, with a station to be near the entrance to Burgess Park, from 2032 at the earliest.

This lack is more than made up for by the large number of buses in Old Kent Rd.

However, if you must catch a tube you have a choice of catching a bus or walking to the Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo or Northern lines), Borough (Northern), or London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee), or of walking to Bermondsey (Jubilee). You can also catch a bus to Liverpool St., other mainline stations, Westminster, etc. and get into other parts of the tube system that way.

The 42 and 78 buses take you to the Tower Bridge Dockland Light Railway terminal on the other side of the Thames from where you can go to Canary Wharf and London City Airport. (Great little airport, by the way!)

Elephant and Castle also has an overground train line that connects, amongst others, Luton and Gatwick airports via King’s Cross and Blackfriars! Check out the network on the Thames Link Railway website.

4) Car parking

(This information has been moved to this page.)

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