Directions to King's Meadow Campus
From the South
Take Junction 24 off the M1 follow signs marked A453 Nottingham. Follow signs for A52 Derby and Nottingham onto Clifton Bridge which goes over the River Trent. Get into the centre lane on the bridge signposted Lenton Industrial Estate. Go down to the island, turning right signposted Park and Ride. Immediately after the
island turn left into Lenton Lane. Follow the road to King’s Meadow Campus which is about half a mile on your right.
From the North
Take junction 26 off the M1 following signs marked A610 Nottingham. After passing the petrol station on your right get into the right hand lane an turn right at the lights signposted Ring Road, Derby A6514 (A52) and Queen’s Medical Centre. Go straight over the next island heading for Derby A52 then straight on at the lights and at the next island signposted Grantham and Derby A52, M1. Stay on this dual carriageway heading towards Grantham A52 going under the underpass. Do not follow signs for the University of Nottingham. Keep straight on, Queen’s Medical Centre is on the left. After going over the flyover get into the left hand lane marked A453 City Centre then turn left after the footbridge, signposted Lenton Lane Industrial Estate. Turn left at the T-junction and King’s Meadow Campus is about a quarter of a mile on the right.
From the East
Follow signs for Nottingham A52. Turn left at the Gamston Island signposted East Midlands Airport and Queen’s Medical Centre. Before the next island get into the left hand lane, following road markings A52 (west). Take the third exit towards Beeston, Clifton and Wilford. At the next island take the second exit marked M1, A52 Nottingham and Derby, follow signs for City Centre and Industrial Estate, as the road goes over the river get into the centre lane marked Lenton Industrial Estate. Go down to the island, then turn right signposted Park and Ride. Immediately after this island turn left into Lenton Lane. Follow the road and King’s Meadow Campus is about half a mile on your right.
From the West
Take junction 25 off the M1 turning left at the motorway island heading towards Nottingham A52. Follow signs for A52 Nottingham. At the ring road turn right towards Grantham A52 going over the flyover. Then get into the left hand lane marked A453 City Centre and turn left after the footbridge into Lenton Lane, signposted Lenton Lane Industrial Estate. Turn left at the T-junction and King’s Meadow Campus is about a quarter of a mile on the right.
The University operates a free Hopper Bus Service between King's Meadow Campus and University Park Campus. You can view the Hopper Bus timetables online.
All our campuses have cycle parking facilities and those within the City have links to numerous cycle paths.
From Nottingham (approximately 3 miles)
Nottingham Community Transport, service W1 is the only direct service from Nottingham City Centre to the campus. It runs from Angel Row near the Market Square, via Nottingham train station to Lenton Lane between 6.50am and 8.30am only (at approximately half hour intervals). It returns between 4.10pm and 6.10pm only.
Nottingham City Transport, service 34 goes from Nottingham City Centre to University Park Campus. These buses run from the Broadmarsh Centre, Victoria Centre and Angel Row near the Market Square. On University Park campus, alight at East Drive and take the University’s hopper bus service 902 to King’s Meadow Campus; it departs from a different stop in the same row of stops on East Drive.
Alternatively, take Nottingham City Council's Citylink 1 bus towards Boots and Imperial Tobacco. These buses run from the Victoria Centre, the Broadmarsh Centre or Nottingham train station every 10 minutes. Alight at the Clifton Bridge North stop. You need to pass underneath the dual carriageway via the adjacent subway. At the end of the subway, go up the steps to your right signposted 'Lenton Lane Ind. Est. East'. Turn left into Lenton Lane, which turns sharply to the left and then to the right. Walk north along Lenton Lane for about 800m to reach the main gate to King's Meadow Campus.
Nottingham City Transport, service 53 goes along Clifton Boulevard, near King's Meadow Campus. From Nottingham City Centre, take a bus to the QMC entrance on Derby Road (visit the Bus Services page for details of available services). From QMC, change to the number 53, which goes from the sliproad on Clifton Boulevard - approximately 200m walk. To get to the bus stop on the sliproad, continue along Derby Road to the roundabout, turn left onto Clifton Boulevard and walk down towards the hospital. Alight the number 53 at the 'Showcase Cinema' stop. Walk towards the pedestrian bridge and turn left onto Lenton Lane. Turn left again and walk for approximately 300m up Lenton Lane to reach the main gate to King's Meadow Campus.
Further details on bus services to The University of Nottingham campuses.
There are taxi ranks throughout the City Centre and immediately adjacent to the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the campus takes about 15 minutes. Taxi drivers may not recognise 'King's Meadow Campus' but they should know the location if you mention 'Carlton Television Studios' (the former occupants of the site).
On arrival at the campus, you will need to pass through a manned security gate.
The routes to King's Meadow Campus from Nottingham City Centre and University Park are well served by cycle paths. For route maps, see the Cycling in Nottingham page on the City Council website.
From East Midlands Airport (Approximately 10 miles)
From East Midlands Airport you can take the Skylink service towards the City Centre. Alight at Lace Street stop, which is close to the south entrance to University Park Campus, and take the University's free hopper bus service from University Park to King's Meadow Campus. Buses leave from outside the Airport Arrivals hall.
You can also walk to the taxi rank on the terminal forecourt and take a direct taxi to the University. The cost of a single/one way journey is approximately £20. Taxis are normally available 24 hours.
From M1 Motorway
Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham. After about 4 miles at the A6200, take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto the A52/Clifton Boulevard ramp. Turn left onto Lenton Lane and left again. King's Meadow Campus is on your right.
Car Parking on campus:
Visitors to the University will be required to use the pay and display facilities.
Parking charges for 2014/15 are:
Up to 30 minutes (free)
2 hours (£3.00)
4 hours (£5.00)
All day (£7.00)
Restrictions will apply in some locations.
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Campus contact details
King's Meadow Campus
telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151