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Travelling to The Fort


Sydenham Hill station

The Scout Centre is in the Dulwich Area of London, near Crystal Palace.

Take the train

  • Take the train from London - Victoria, to Sydenham Hill Station.
  • Two trains each hour.  Journey time about 12 minutes.
  • It is a short walk, from Sydenham Hill Station, to the Scout Centre.
  • There is parking for cars, mini-bus or coach.

Gatwick Airport

  • Gatwick Express train, to London Victoria.
  • From Victoria, take the train to Sydenham Hill Station.
  • Trains from Victoria run at 22 & 52 minutes past the hour.
  • Journey time is 12 minutes.

Heathrow Airport

  • Tube - Heathrow [Piccadilly Line] to Victoria, change at Barons Court [District Line].
  • Train - Heathrow Express to Paddington, then the tube [District or Circle Line] to Victoria.
  • Bus - Heathrow to Victoria Bus Station, [located opposite the railway station].
  • From Victoria, take the train to Sydenham Hill Station.

Stansted Airport

  • National Express Bus from Stansted to London Victoria.
  • Buses run every 20 minutes during the day, and 30 minutes at night. 
  • Further information at:
  • Stansted Express, to Liverpool Street, Tube to Victoria [Circle Line].
  • Further information at:
  • From Victoria, take the train to Sydenham Hill Station

From Dover

  • Leave Dover ferry terminal, going West towards Folkestone.
    Look for the M20 road sign, [M = Motorway]  
  • Stay on the M20, towards London, it will change to A20.
  • Stay on the A20, until you see signs for the A205 - South Circular Road.
  • Go West on the A205, towards Lewisham. 
    Pass through Forest Hill, stay on the A205, and go left, at Dulwich Common.  
    First set of traffic lights, turn left, into College Road.
  • Drive up College Road, until you come to a barrier across the road [Toll Gate].
  • Turn left into Grange Lane, go to the top, the first car park is for the Golf Course.
  • Go straight ahead for about 50m, turn left into Scout Centre.
  • If travelling by Bus turn right, onto the Sco ut Centre car park.  The bus should reverse into the Scout Centre.

Public transport and travel cards

When visiting London, the question of which travel pass to purchase can be very confusing. For those living and working in London they will almost always have an Oyster Card in their wallet and as a general rule of thumb the Oyster Card is the benchmark.

Buying a single ticket for one journey is very rare, you are penalised financially very heavily. A one-way single ticket on the Underground in Central London is double that of an Oyster fare and not far off the maximum you can pay in a day of unlimited rides using Oyster. On the buses you cannot pay with cash so buying a one-way ticket is just not an option offered.

If you are making a short visit to London there are aspects of the Travelcard that make them very appealing and if understood can make Travelcards cheaper than Oyster Cards, especially if you are visiting the major sights on a first time visit.

Where You Can Use The London Travel Options?
All three options, (Oyster Card, Contactless Payment Card & Travelcards), cover the same London public transport, with the exception of Gatwick Airport:

Travel cards
  • 7 day travel cards for adults 16 years & over £38.00, Child under 16 years £19.00
  • Each child requires a ‘passport’ size photograph.
  • For child travel cards, the date of birth should be shown on the back of the photograph.
  • The 7 day travel cards can be used for Zones 1 to 3, on train, bus, or tube, with unlimited journeys to & from London, at any time. 
  • One day travel cards. After 9.30am – Zones 1 to 3. Adults £8.00, Child £6.00
  • group travel [10 or more] After 9.30am Zones 1 to 6. Adults £8.00. Child £4.00

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Car parking


There is sufficient parking, for all sizes of vehicles, including coaches. There are two car parks, the main parking area is on a field inside the main gate and is more secure.

Parking for coaches must be requested before your visit and is hard standing.