Getting to Us

Directions from London’s Airports

Heathrow Airport: Take the underground to King’s Cross Station, then bus no.73 or 476 to Essex Road.

Gatwick Airport: Take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station then bus no.38  to Essex Road (or take the underground to Highbury & Islington Station).

Stansted Airport: Take the Stansted Express train to Liverpool Street  Station then see below.

London City Airport: Take the Docklands Railway to Stratford, then the London Overground Line to Canonbury Station then see below.

Luton airport Take the train to Kings Cross Station and then bus no. 73 or 476 to Essex Road.

Directions from London’s Main Train Stations

Liverpool Street StationExit the station onto Liverpool Road and turn right.  At the bottom of Liverpool Road continue to the right along Eldon Street which becomes South Place. At the traffic light junction you will see a bus stop outside the underground station of Moorgate.  From here take a number 21, 76 or 141 bus to Southgate Road.  It takes just 4 minutes to walk to the bus stop from Liverpool Street Station.

St. Pancras  International (Eurostar): Take a bus no. 73 or 476 to Essex Road.  Bus stop on Euston Road is on the station side of the road.

Euston Station: Take a bus no. 73 or 476 to Essex Road.  Bus stop is in front of station’s main entrance.

King’s Cross Station: Take a bus no. 73 or 476 to Essex Road.  Bus stop is on Euston Road on the station side of the road.

Waterloo Station Take bus no. 341 (to Essex Road) or bus no. 76 (to Southgate Road).  Both bus routes from Waterloo Road.  Or take the underground to Angel Station then see below.

Paddington Station: Take the underground to King’s Cross Station then bus no. 73 or 476 to Essex Road.

Victoria Station: Take bus no. 38 to Essex Road or the underground to Highbury & Islington Station the see below.

Directions from the main motorways

From M1: Leave the M1 at Junction 2 and follow the A1 into central London. This will bring you along Holloway Road to Highbury & Islington Station (then see local map).

From M40: Follow the A40 into London. This will bring you along Euston Road (then see local map).

From M4/M3: Use the M25 to join the M40. This is an easier route into London.

From M2: Follow the A2, then the A102 through the Blackwall Tunnel. From the A102 follow signs for Hackney, then Dalston.  At Dalston Junction continue straight onto Balls Pond Road (then see local map).

From M20/M23: Use the M25 and follow the A2, then the A102 through the Blackwall Tunnel. From the A102 follow signs for Hackney, then Dalston.  At Dalston Junction continue straight onto Balls Pond Road (then see local map).

From M11: Follow signs for West End. Take the A406 for a short distance, then the A104. Follow signs for Dalston. At Dalston Junction continue straight onto Balls Pond Road (then see local map).

Directions from the nearest stations

From Canonbury Station: This is our nearest station (London Overground Line) – just a few minutes walk.  Turn right out of the station, left along St Paul’s Road and right onto Essex Road.  Ockendon Road is the 4th turning on the left.

From Angel Station: This is our best tube station (Northern Line – City branch).  From the other side of Upper Street (Bus stop X) take bus no. 38, 56, 73, 341 or 476 to the last bus stop on Essex Road.  This bus stop is labelled “Ockendon Road” and you will see our turning opposite the bus stop.  These buses run along Essex Road about every minute!

From Highbury & Islington Station (Victoria Line)Cross the road and walk around the roundabout to St. Paul’s Road.  Take bus no. 30 or 277 along St Paul’s Road to the junction with Essex Road.  Walk along Essex Road.  Ockendon Road is the 4th turning on the left.

From Essex Road Station: Cross over Canonbury Road and walk along Essex Road.  You will pass a Tesco supermarket on the left!  Ockendon Road is the 5th turning on the right.

Directions to Kandara by bus

There are 11 bus routes near to Kandara:

On Essex Road bus routes: 38*, 56, 73*, 341* and 476.  The bus stop is labelled “Ockendon Road” and you will see our turning opposite the bus stop.

On Southgate Road bus routes: 21, 76 and 141 from Old Street, Moorgate and the City of London.  The bus stop is labelled “Englefield Road” and our road is the next turning.

On St Paul’s Road bus routes: 30 and 277* from Highbury & Islington station.  Bus stop near junction with Essex Road.  Ockendon Road is the 4th turning on the left along Essex Road.

On Canonbury Road (near Essex Road Station) bus route 271 to Arsenal (Emirates Stadium) and Highgate.

* these bus routes run 24 hours a day

Taxis and Minicabs

Black taxis are available to hire on request. The taxi is fitted with a meter which calculates the cost of your journey.  We have found these difficult to pre-book for short journeys.

Minicabs are available to hire for any length of journey but must be pre-booked.  Agree the price first before travel.  This is then fixed no matter how long the journey takes.  The nearest minicab company is available just around the corner from Kandara (on Essex Road) – telephone (020) 7359 3333.  During the busy morning and evening rush hours it is advisable to book at least 1 hour ahead.