If you like great live music performances and places with interesting history, the Roundhouse is just for you! Unlike numerous places in London, it had nothing to do with entertainment, when it was built in 1847. Initially, it was a repair and maintenance shed for engines, then a warehouse for liquors. In the second part of the 20th century, the building served as an arts centre. But it was not until the 2000s when the Roundhouse has become what it is today – a famous venue and a creative centre for the youth.
Drivers should know that parking spaces are very limited around the venue. On the other hand, there are plenty of public transport options.
By train and tube: The nearest train station, Kentish Town West Overground, is on Chalk Farm Road. The nearest tube is Camden Town Underground Station. It is on the Northern line.
By car: The roads you may choose for getting to the Roundhouse are A52 and Chalk Farm Road. Please, check the map or use a GPS navigator if you're new to London.
International: You can get to the Roundhouse from any international rail station or airport in London by taxi. Mind that only black cabs are wheelchair available for sure. You cam also get to any tube line directly from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Mind that the venue strongly advises its visitors not to drive there, because of the lack of parking areas nearby. Only visitors with special needs can park at the building.
Access for people with special needs
The Roundhouse has a thoughtful policy as to visitors with special needs. It has even won a Gold Standard Award from Attitude is Everything. The venue has a number of wheelchair spaces. You can pre-book a wheelchair space and bring a personal assistant with you. The box office desk of the Roundhouse has a hearing loop system for the deaf and hearing impaired people. Vision-impaired visitors can get braille-printed materials if they notify beforehand.