The Croydon Astronomical Society is a registered charity number 251560

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Location of the Royal Russell School

The Croydon Astronomical Society meetings are held on alternate Fridays on the dates shown on the Meetings page, from 7:45 pm  to about 10:00 pm, in the Junior Hall of the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey. Please note that there are two postcodes; CR9 5BX for map use, and CR0 5BX for SatNav use). The school entrance is about 450 metres west of the Gravel Hill roundabout, and 130 metres to your right from the Coombe Lane tram stop.

 - Once inside the main school gate the car park entrance is 100 metres on the left.

 - After parking proceed to the northern edge of the car park, towards the same school road that you drove along from the school gate. There is a pedestrian crossing - with the road barrier just to your right - which takes you directly to the junior school buildings, and the maroon framed glass double door entrance is directly in front of you.

 - Once inside go through another set of maroon framed glass double doors to your left, and proceed directly forward to the end of the short corridor - down a few steps in the middle.

 - The Junior Hall is then just to your left.

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 Junior Hall building to the north of the car park. The entrance to the meeting is across the road with the car barrier to your right towards the main school gate.

Public Transport

You can get to the school using Croydon Tramlink. The Coombe Lane tramstop is just east/right of the school entrance on the map above. The Croydon Tramlink route map can be viewed here - dark green route on the map, lower right -and the tram stop is Coombe Lane.

From East Croydon it is 4 stops eastwards and the tram journey takes about 12 minutes - 10 minutes off-peak.

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.

The nearest bus stop is at the Gravel Hill Tram Stop on route 130 at the top of the hill, south end of Shirley Hills Road.

If you are worried about getting lost send us a message and we will try to arrange for someone to meet you.  

If you need wheelchair access please contact us before you come (preferably giving us a few days’ notice


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