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Preparing for Queen Mary

Preparing for Queen Mary

Getting ready for Queen Mary

Have you got your transport sorted?

Due to COVID-19, we are unfortunately unable to run our usual Airport Collection service from Heathrow this year. If you plan on taking a taxi then we would strongly recommend that you use Greater London Hire who offer a discount exclusively for Queen Mary students. Bookings can be made over the phone or by email and you can pay by cash or card.

How to book:

Telephone: 020 7490 4222


Account Reference Number: 99610 (this must be quoted to benefit from the preferential rate)

Please have your flight details ready and airport terminal before you contact Greater London Hire and please state whether you wish to pay by bank card or cash at the time of booking.

The price quoted includes 30 minutes waiting time and airport car park charges. The driver can meet you 30, 60 or 90 minutes after the flight is scheduled to land. To avoid any further waiting time charges, please state your preference when booking. Any additional car park charges are charged at cost depending on the airport and waiting time is an additional £15.00 per hour.

Your driver will text you to let you know he/she is there which will include a photograph and telephone number, and will also meet you at arrivals with a name board. If you are arriving into Terminal 5 in Heathrow, the meeting place is by Costa Coffee as you come through arrivals.

If you have any difficulties, please contact Greater London Hire on 020 7490 4222 quoting your booking number and they will be able to assist you.

Gatwick Airport to E1 Postcode

Standard Car - £68.00
6 Seater - £95.00

LHR Airport to E1 Postcode

Standard Car - £54.00
6 Seater - £75.00

Alternative options are:

  • Heathrow Express and Underground: change at Paddington for Hammersmith and City Line
  • London Underground: change at Holborn for Central Line

EU and EEA students

Unsure about how Brexit will effect your right to study in the UK? Worried about medical care, fees or funding while studying at Queen Mary?

Our Advice and Counselling team have put together some helpful pages with all of the useful information you need- click here for more.

Checklists to help you prepare

We know that this is an exciting time for you, but you may also be feeling slightly nervous. That’s why we’ve created a series of checklists to help you prepare for your university life. No matter what stage of preparation you’re currently at, we have got you covered!

Browse through the buttons at the bottom to view our checklists specifically designed for new (EU and) International students. We’ve also got some useful information on a range of topics that you might also want to think about!

In additional to our checklist, the British Council have also created a helpful guide: British Council - First Steps [PDF 2,182KB]

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do get in touch with us by emailing and we will be more than happy to help.