** All Open Sessions and Workshops are held at 194 Beckenham Road, BR3 4RJ. Visits outside drop-in Open Session hours are by appointment only. **
The South London Sling Library operates from our home-from-home space at 194 Beckenham Road, BR3 4RJ, which is a house opposite a Tesco Express and almost on the corner with Kent House Road. The Sling Library entrance is via the right hand gate and down the right hand side of the house. Please don’t come to the main (yellow) front door of the house as we won’t be able to let you in while a session is running!
There is plenty of space to park buggies inside the entrance as you come in, or outside on the decking beyond the door. Please ensure that buggies are parked considerately and do not block any doors or exits.
How to get to the Library
Use the Transport For London website to plan your journey: Plan a Journey
Train: We’re within walking distance of Kent House (2 mins), Clock House (10 mins), Penge East (15 mins walk with step-free access in both directions) and Penge West (15 mins) mainline Railway Stations, which are all in zone 4. We are also within an easy bus ride of Crystal Palace overground station. Not all of these stations have step-free access so do check on the TFL website for accessibility if you’re bringing a buggy.
Tube/Underground: The closest tube stop is Brixton, which is on the Victoria line. You can change at Victoria or Brixton to get the mainline overground rail service to Kent House (the train takes just 12 mins from Brixton and 19 mins from Victoria) .
Tram: The closest Tram stop is Beckenham Road (5 mins), which is on Tramlink line 2.
Bus: Buses 194, 227, 354 and 358 all go down Beckenham Road and past the house (see the bus map linked below). Other buses that run close by to Penge or Beckenham include 54, 75, 176, 197, 352 and 356.
If you’re driving to us, we are on a main road (the A234) and very easy to get to from all over South East London and Kent. There is Restriction-free parking on Kent House Road, Kings Hall Road and many other local streets within a few minutes walk. Please don’t park on the house driveway unless you have a Blue Badge.
We are very close to Section 10 of the Green Chain Walk between Beckenham and Crystal Palace, most of which is also cycle paths. There is space to park bikes outside the Sling Library entrance, down the side of the house. Please don’t let your bike obstruct any path or doorway.