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Location of the Royal Russell School

The Croydon Astronomical Society meetings are held on alternate Fridays on the dates shown below, from 7:45 pm to about 10:00 pm, in the classroom G4 of the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5BX (school entrance is about 400 metres west of the Ballards Way roundabout).


Once inside the main school gates the car park is 100 metres on the left. Proceed out of the car park, from diagonally opposite its entrance, along a path which has a tree in the middle. Cross the zebra crossing and bear diagonally to your left. Turn right after 25 metres. Proceed straight ahead for 150 metres; make no further turnings; the classroom will be near the end. There are some downwards steps, then turn left and enter the building through a set of double doors.The classroom is visible at the end of the short corridor (it is located on the lower ground floor of the Great Hall).


This short video below shows the route from the car park to the classroom G4 (the windows view the outside).

If the video fails to work you can download the video file from this link (right click and then use 'Save As' to save it to your computer). You can then play it using your computer’s media player. If you do not wish to use Media Player you can download a pdf copy of directions to the school here.

How to find the Royal Russell School

The images below can be enlarged by clicking inside them.

A copy of the Croydon Tramlink route map can be viewed here and the tram stop is Coombe Lane on Route 3 (green on the map).

From East Croydon there are 4 stops and the tram journey takes 12 minutes, 10 minutes off peak.


Our meetings are held in the building in the centre of the mauve circle, see map opposite. (Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey.)


More detailed information on the location of the meetings within the school site can be found in this Google Maps composite map and satellite image. The car park, free to visitors, is on the left inside the entrance. The meetings are in the building to the south of the tennis courts (the Great Hall). The entrance to the meeting classroom (room G4) is down the steps on the south side of the Great Hall.


Public Transport

You can get to the school using Croydon Tramlink. The Coombe Lane tramstop is the yellow dot just east of the school entrance on the map above. You can get there directly from East Croydon Station and with a maximum of one change from Wimbledon, Beckenham, New Addington and Elmers End, as well as all stops in between. Route 3 (green) on the Tramlink map takes you to Coombe Lane tramstop for the Royal Russell School.

Good connections to East Croydon, Wimbledon, West Croydon, Mitcham Junction, Birkbeck and Elmers End railway stations.

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