In the heart of southwestern Ontario, London is accessible by road, rail or air. Lieutenant-Governor General John Graves Simcoe wanted the forks of the Thames River as the future site of the provincial capital because of its beauty and accessibility. The north branch of the river runs through Western University. Getting around the city by car, bike or foot is relatively easy because of the grid layout. To learn more about London, Ontario, please visit Western's "About London" webpage.
London is located between Windsor and Toronto, on the north side of the junction of Highways 401 and 402. Western University is approximately 30 minutes north.
Metered parking is available across from Talbot College and on the south side of the Music Building. From 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday evening, the closest free parking lots are at TD Waterhouse Stadium and Elgin Hall. Please visit Western Parking & Visitor Services for maps to these locations and other parking information.
By Train or Bus:
Both train and bus stations are on York Street within easy walking distance of Richmond Street. Walk to the east side of Richmond Street and take a London Transit bus ($2.75) going north to the university (#6 Richmond; #13 Wellington; any bus that says 'University'). Ask the driver to let you off at Talbot College or listen for the announced stops “Talbot College” or “Delaware Hall” (a residence across from Talbot College). If you arrive at the station between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., you will need a taxi: 519-432-2222 (Aboutown), 519-438-2121 (U-Need A Cab), 519-659-0400 (Checker Limousine) or 519-657-1111 (Yellow London Taxi).
From Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport, take the bus or train to London, Ont. Robert Q Airport Shuttle offers passenger van service to London at least once every two hours from Pearson. Aboutown Airbus Express also makes frequent trips. Bus or taxi service is available into the city.
Building Maps (floor plans with room numbers of Talbot College and the Music Building).
Western is situated in the north end of the city. A list of accommodations is available at Tourism London. The closest hotels to campus are Windermere Manor, Station Park Inn, and Delta London Armouries Hotel. In the summer, Western Bed & Breakfast offers accommodation on campus for competitive prices.
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