Getting to Merchant Taylors'
Merchant Taylors' School is situated in Moor Park (private residential estate) at the following address:
School Sandy Lodge
By Tube (Metropolitan Line)
Moor Park (Zone 6) on the Metropolitan Line is a 10-minute walk from the School buildings. Plan your journey at www.tfl.gov.uk »
At the exit turnstiles, double back on yourself, sharp right along the walkway under the railway line. Go up the stairs and turn sharp left through the barrier onto the path through the spinney that is parallel to the railway. At the end, bear left along Askew Road, cross the road at the zebra crossing and walk on 50 yards until you see the school gates on your right (pedestrian gate to the left of the main gates). Walk up the Long Drive to the School.
Half-hourly Chiltern Line trains from London Marylebone take 14 minutes to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Change to Metropolitan Line north (Amersham branch) for Moor Park (10 minutes). You may also continue to Rickmansworth (23 minutes from Marylebone) and take the Metropolitan Line south one stop to Moor Park. There is generally a connecting train within 5 minutes at either station.
By road from M3, M4, M40, M25 (south and west)
Leave the M25 at J17 or J18. Follow signs for Rickmansworth and Northwood through a series of roundabouts (2 from J17, 4 from J18) until you see the A4145 to Watford (Moor Lane) signed as left turn on a roundabout.
For cars and minibuses, take Moor Lane for about a mile, looking for a white gatehouse on the right. Turn sharp right at the gatehouse into the Moor Park estate and then immediately left. Follow Sandy Lodge Road under a railway bridge, where it becomes Askew Road. Continue round the left bend (by Sandy Lodge Golf Clubhouse) where it becomes Sandy Lodge Lane. The School entrance is one-third of a mile on the left.
For coaches, do not travel along Moor Lane. Rather take the second exit at the roundabout and proceed up London Road (Batchworth Hill). Turn left onto Batchworth Lane just after the Ye Olde Greene Manne Vintage Inn. Follow Batchworth Lane until its end at T-junction where you turn left onto the A4125. Travel downhill along the A4125 and finally turn left immediately past the Esso Garage into Sandy Lane. The School entrance is 350 yards on your right.
By road from the M1 (M25 north and east traffic exit at J21/J21a and follow signs for M1 London)
Leave the M1 at J5. Take the A4008, Stephenson Way, towards Watford. Bear left at the second roundabout (A411). Carry on at the mini-roundabout opposite Tesco’s and follow the one-way system into Dalton Way. Keep left and continue straight on for 200 yards. Turn right at the Bushey railway arches roundabout (following signs for Northwood HQ) and turn into Eastbury Road (which becomes Hampermill Lane) continuing straight on for 5-10 minutes. The road bends sharp left and you see an Esso Station on the right. Turn right immediately before the Esso Station into Sandy Lodge Lane. The School entrance is 350 yards on your right.
By road from London via the A40
From the A40 take the A4180 through Ruislip following Duck’s Hill Road to its end. Turn left onto the A404 – the Rickmansworth Road (which becomes the London Road). Pass Mount Vernon Hospital. At the Prince of Wales Public House, turn right into Batchworth Lane. Follow Batchworth Lane until it ends and turn left into Sandy Lodge Road. Drive down the hill. Turn left immediately after the big Esso Station into Sandy Lane. The School entrance is 350 yards on your right. (There is a quicker, more complex route. Use it if you have an A-Z or GPS mapping device).