Hidden Embassies? Finding out how to get to the Nigerian High Commission in London
|December 5, 2013||Posted by Vishal under Nigeria Business Visa, Nigeria TWP Visa, Nigeria Visa Application, Nigerian STR Short Term Residency Visa||
Located on Northumberland Avenue in London, the Nigerian Embassy is the first port of call for those travelling to Nigeria on business. From the embassy, visitors who are not from West African states can obtain Nigerian visas and further information about vaccination requirements. Visiting hours vary between weekdays and weekends, which is why it helps for visitors to familiarise themselves with the embassy’s timetable.
Visiting the Embassy by Tube
The Nigerian embassy London sits between Charing Cross and Embankment. The Bakerloo and Northern line run through Charing Cross, this gives travelers access from main stations like Waterloo and King’s Cross. Embankment also accommodates the Bakerloo and Northern lines, as well as the Circle line and the District. This allows visitors to reach the embassy from Paddington, Liverpool Street, and Victoria.
Reaching the Nigerian Embassy London by Overground
The nearest overground station is London Charing Cross, which is a National Rail mainline station. Not to be confused with the underground station, this one is a few minutes’ walk away. Charing Cross connects visitors to London via trains from all over the South East of England. This includes multiple stations in East London, as well as destinations in Kent like Tunbridge Wells.
Visiting the Embassy by Bus
Two buses run to bus stop ”M” on Northumberland Avenue. These are the 658 and B16. The B16 begins in Bexleyheath in East London, and the 658 begins on Bexley Road in East London. Running in the opposite direction, the 658 begins on Beresford Square in Woolwich. In the opposite direction the B16 begins at Kidbrooke Station.
Parking Near the Nigerian Embassy London
There are several areas for visitors to the Nigerian embassy to park in. The nearest public car park is on Bouverie Street, which is a two-minute walk away. Around seven-minutes away is the New Court Car Park on Carey Street, which costs less to park in than the one on Bouverie Street. The nearest street parking is on Whitefriars Street two-minutes away, or Tudor Street three-minutes away. However, street level parking usually costs more in this area than public car parks, so it should only be used for short visits.
Using an Oyster Card
Providing visitors are travelling within zones 1-6 of London, they can use a visitor’s Oyster Card. This makes each trip made cheaper, by reducing the flat fee significantly. For example, a visitor paying in cash in 2013 would pay £4.50 for a Zone 1-2 ticket, or £2.20 using an Oyster Card. It is possible to use these cards on most bus journeys too, which makes them a worthwhile investment for anybody who visits London frequently.
Nigerian Embassy London Opening Times
The Nigerian Embassy in London is open from 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. It is only open for emergency consular assistance on the weekend. Those who visit the embassy may not carry any weapons and should expect to be searched upon entry to the building.
This post was written by Vishal Mavadia, Business Director Visa Services London.