Advice for the Low Residency
Tuesday 13 February to Thursday 22 February 2018

Here are some details to help you plan if you are coming to London.

Maps
Firstly, here are some maps to show you exactly where the college is in London: http://mafineartdigital.wikispaces.com/Maps

The postcode for the main building is: SE5 8UF — please use this to find the right building, this is the main college building on Peckham Road (sometimes google maps shows Camberwell College of Arts at a different building which is 5 minutes away but is not the main building).

London Travel App
If you have a smart phone and 3G/4G data (more info about a UK sim card below), then by far the best app for finding your way round London is https://citymapper.com/london/apps their website also gives travel details https://citymapper.com/london/superrouter?start=51.474058,-0.080721&saddr=SE5%208UF

This app is very accurate on time and cost and provides multiple routes for your journey and live bus times.

Oyster card or credit card for travel
Cheapest option for travel in London is the Oyster card - you can buy one when you arrive or you can buy before and have it sent to you:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/visiting-london/visitor-oyster-card

A contactless credit or debit card will also now work without having to buy an Oyster card or top up, it works in the same way and has a the same price and cap on the maximum you can spend each day. However be careful if your credit card is from another country you might get charged an extra fee every time to use it.

UK Sim Card
If you need a UK sim card for your phone with local calls, texts and data included, there are a few options. You can buy one at most airports, or there are many mobile phone shops. Possibly the best option is from Lebara who specialise in offering contract free sim cards for visitors:
http://www.lebara.co.uk/uksim
http://www.lebara.co.uk/passes/ukplus

Accommodation
There are numerous options for places to stay in London but here are a few options that are very close to college:

Camberwell Church Street Hotel is just a short walk along the main road from college http://churchstreethotel.com

Peckham Lodge is also on the same road as college (maybe 2 minutes nearer than Church Street Hotel) - it is more of a youth hostel http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/england/london/37731/

The Victoria Inn is slightly further away but still within 15 minutes walk - http://www.victoriainnpeckham.com/home.html

Air BnB is a great option to stay in a spare room in a local home, here is a link showing options near to the college postcode SE5 8UF
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/SE5-8UF?source=bb
You can adjust the search term to a specific price range, for example this search puts a maximum cost of £30 and reveals several cheap room options all within easy walking of college -
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/SE5-8UF?price_max=31&sw_lat=51.44584768272906&sw_lng=-0.11494786177649985&ne_lat=51.493412412554584&ne_lng=-0.0548663798429061&zoom=14&search_by_map=true


Church Street Hotel to Camberwell College of Arts map


Peckham Lodge to Camberwell College of Arts map


The Victoria Inn to Camberwell College of Arts map


don't forget Air BnB
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/SE5-8UF?source=bb
search on Air BnB produces a lot of links local to college, for example
airbnb_map_camberwell.jpg