The London Underground Piccadilly line serves all terminals at Heathrow airport and runs directly through central London. Piccadilly line trains take about 40 minutes to reach South Kensington, which is close to the Royal College of Music, and about 50 minutes to reach central London.
The Underground is the cheapest travel option from Heathrow. It costs around £6 for a single paper ticket. Tickets are available from machines at all Heathrow stations. Prices vary at different times of day. Please check with TfL for the latest fares.
Piccadilly line trains do not run overnight on most days of the week. However, there is a 24-hour service from Terminal 5 and Terminals 1-2-3 on Fridays and Saturdays. There is no 24-hour service at any time from Terminal 4.
Mainline rail services from Heathrow to London Paddington are provided by Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect. Both are more expensive than using the Underground. Please note that these train services are not controlled by TfL. Oyster cards and Travelcards are not valid.
Heathrow Connect is moderately priced, but more expensive than the Underground, and takes 30 minutes to reach Paddington. Tickets can be purchased from machines at the station. Please check the Heathrow Connect website for the latest fares.
The Heathrow Express is more expensive, but only takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington. Tickets can be purchased from machines at the station and are slightly cheaper if you book in advance. Please check the Heathrow Express website for the latest fares.
Once you get to Paddington you will have to travel by bus, taxi or Underground to reach the RCM, Prince Consort Village and most other destinations. This may cost extra.