Getting to CA House
51° 30.669′ N 0° 2.137′ W
By Public Transport
If you are coming by public transport, Limehouse Station on the DLR is the nearest station. You can plan your journey via the Transport for London journey planner. From Limehouse Station take the exit marked ‘Branch Road’. Walk down Branch Road (not down the Rotherhithe Tunnel!). After the first block of flats, turn left through the courtyard. The marina should be ahead of you. Follow the path around the right-hand side of the marina, and continue past the octagonal building (the Lock Office). Cross the Lock and turn left, and CA House is the brown brick building on your right.
The Thames River Bus runs from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal with stops on both sides of the river. The nearest stop to Limehouse is Canary Wharf, which is about 10 minutes walk from CA House. The service runs every 20 - 30 minutes most days of the year.
From the Medway/Southend area, the passage takes about 5 hrs. It is essential for most sailing boats to take the tide. Entry to Limehouse Basin is via a bridge and lock. Accessible HW +/– 3 hrs. between 0800 and 1800 hrs in the summer and 0800 and 1600 hrs in the winter. The max. draught permissible in the Basin is 2.5m. Call LIMEHOUSE MARINA on VHF Ch 80. Once inside the lock the marina (and marina office) are immediately to port and CA House immediately to starboard.
Brief instructions: When approaching on the A13 (travelling East from London or West to London) turn down Branch Road, by Limehouse DLR station. Get into the left lane, and carry straight on, not down the Rotherhithe Tunnel approach road. Turn right at the bottom in to Horseferry Road and then left on to Narrow Street. Cross the bridge. Northey Street is the first left after the bridge.
Parking: Limited parking is available for members on business at CA House and those attending functions. Parking is on a first come-first served basis. Please use the buzzer to ask for the gate to be opened. Outside of Mon - Fri 0830 - 1730, there is parking in Northey Street.
Central London Congestion Charge: The Central London congestion charge does not apply if you come in from the east. It starts at Tower Bridge. The standard daily central London Congestion Charge is £11.50 (0700 - 1800 Monday - Friday) payable in advance or on the day of travel. The congestion charge does not apply at weekends, on public holidays, designated non-charging days or between 1800 - 0700. Conditions apply.
For further information, go to the TfL Congestion Charge web page or Tel: 0845 900 1234.
London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ): From October 21, 2021, a new Ultra-Low Emission Zone is being introduced in London. Unlike the existing congestion charge zone, this covers the whole area inside the North and South Circular Roads, so will affect CA House and Limehouse for the first time. The intention is to reduce pollution across London which remains the biggest environmental risk to the health of all Londoners.
As a guide, most new vehicles meet ULEZ emissions standards and four out of five cars currently on the road will not be charged. However, older vehicles manufactured before 2006 (petrol) and 2015 (diesel) generally do not meet the standards and will have to pay £12.50 a day. The ULEZ will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check whether your car will be liable for a charge on the TfL website. There is no exemption for blue badge holders.
Taxi: London Taxicabs (Black Cabs) - ask for Limehouse Basin, Northey Street, off Narrow Street. The Administration Team has details of local minicab services.
Planning to visit London? Anyone visiting London and planning to use public transport on the buses and underground (including the DLR to get to CA House) are advised to find out about using contactless card or mobile device for pay as you go travel. For full details, visit the Transport for London website. It is the easiest and most cost effective way to pay for travel in London and is simple to use as you need only to “touch in” and “touch out” on your journey with no need to top up credit. Many contactless cards issued outside the UK can also be used, although overseas transaction fees may apply. See the TFL website for details or check with your card issuer.
Alternatively you can purchase an Oyster Card which you can top up online, by phone, or at underground ticket offices/machines. The cash on an Oyster Card does not expire.
From London City Airport take the DLR to Limehouse station.
From Gatwick take the Gatwick Express (or national train service) to London Victoria, then change to the London Underground, taking the District Line to Monument, transfer to Bank station and finally take the DLR to Limehouse station.
From Heathrow take the Paddington Express to Paddington, then change onto the London Underground, first going to Oxford Circus on the Bakerloo line, then to Bank on the Central line, and finally change onto the DLR to Limehouse station.