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A photo of the main entrance to the Crick.

Usual and exhibition

We’re delighted to be welcoming back more visitors to the Crick, and have put measures in place to keep our staff, students and visitors safe.

We are currently open only to limited numbers of visitors and registered event attendees. 

The person you're visiting, or event organiser, will be able to give your more information about what you need to do to enter the building.

Find out about the Crick's response to COVID-19

Outwitting Cancer exhibition from 25 September 2021

We’re putting lots of measures in place to ensure the exhibition space is comfortable and safe, including limiting the number of visitors in the gallery and a rigorous cleaning schedule.

You're encouraged to guarantee entry into the exhibition by pre-booking a free ticket, with drop-in visits subject to capacity.

Find out more

Map of the Crick

The Crick is easily accessible by train, tube and bus. 

Plan your route with the Transport for London journey planner


By tube

The nearest London Underground stations are:

  • King's Cross St Pancras: Northern, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. Station has step-free access.
  • Euston: Victoria, Northern, London Overground lines

By bus

The following bus routes pass near the Crick

  • Bus routes 45, 46, 214 stop outside the Crick on Midland Road
  • Bus routes 10, 30, 59, 73, 91, 205, 390, 476 stop on Euston Road outside the British Library

By bicycle

There are three cycle stands near the main entrance on Midland Road. Please be aware that bicycles are left at the owner’s risk.

The nearest Santander docking stations are in front of the British Library on Ossulston Street.

By car

There are a small number of disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders outside the Crick on Ossulston Street. Read more about accessibility.

We do not have car parking facilities, and local parking is very limited. The nearest car parking is at Euston station and St Pancras station.

By train

The nearest railway stations are St Pancras International, King's Cross and Euston stations.

By air

  • From London City Airport: take the DLR to Bank, then the Underground (Northern Line) to King's Cross St Pancras. Or take the DLR to West Ham, then the Underground (Hammersmith & City) to King's Cross St Pancras.
  • From Heathrow airport: Heathrow Express, 15 mins to Paddington station, then the Underground (Circle line or Hammersmith & City) to King's Cross St Pancras. Or take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to King's Cross St Pancras (1 hour travelling time).
  • From Gatwick airport: take a national rail train to St Pancras International. Or take the Gatwick Express, 30 mins to Victoria station, then the Underground (Victoria) to King's Cross St Pancras.
  • From Stansted airport: Stansted Express to Tottenham Hale station, and then the Underground (Victoria) to King's Cross St Pancras. Or take the Stanstead Express to Liverpool Street station, then the Underground (Circle) to King's Cross St Pancras.
  • From Luton airport: take the Luton Airport Shuttle to Luton Airport Parkway station, then the Thameslink to St Pancras International.