How to find The Tropic At Ruislip
Ruislip Social Club (at the home of Wealdstone Football Club), Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, HA4 6JQ
Coming by public transport? Here is a pocket guide to print.
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note there is a large car park at the venue
but if it is full there is plenty of free, safe, street parking in the adjacent roads.
If you are thinking of leaving your car overnight then do NOT park in the car park,
use a local street, as events at the club can mean your car is very much in the way!!
From the M1: Follow Signs for Heathrow Airport on the M25. Come off at Junction 16 onto the A40, come off at The Polish War Memorial junction A4180 sign posted to Ruislip, continue on West End Road, and turn right into Grosvenor Vale after approx 1.5 miles, the ground is at the end of the road.
From the M25: Follow Take Junction 16 Off M25 onto A40. Then come off at The Polish War Memorial junction on to the A4180 sign-posted to Ruislip. Continue on this road named West End Road, and turn right into Grosvenor Vale after approx 1.5 miles, the ground is at the end of the road.
From the M4: Exit at junction 4B, take the M25 Towards Watford, come off at junction 16 and join A40. Leave at The Polish War Memorial junction A4180 sign posted to Ruislip. Continue on this road (named) West End Road, and turn right into Grosvenor Vale after approx 1.5 miles, the ground is at the end of the road.
From Heathrow Airport: Follow Signs to M4. Follow M4 Towards Reading. Take Junction 4B onto the M25 and come off at Junction 16 and join A40. Then come off at The Polish War Memorial junction on to the A4180 sign-posted to Ruislip. Continue on this road named West End Road, and turn right into Grosvenor Vale after approx 1.5 miles, the ground is at the end of the road.
By Rail: Chiltern Line trains stop at both West Ruislip and South Ruislip stations. From West Ruislip take the U1 bus to Ruislip or Central Line to Ruislip Gardens and the E7 (U1 better).
(Last train heading west
around 00.45. See The
Web Site . Specific instructions to get to West Ruislip
. There is a late train from West Ruislip at 00.45 out to
Denham, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe and beyond to Aylesbury), get
the 00.10 U1 bus from Ruislip station but there are later options to get
there to get this train, plan a journey from the
TFL web site but an E7 to
Ruislip Gardens and a tube one stop is an excellent option).
By Underground: From Ruislip Station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines) turn left out of the railway station and walk up the stairs. Turn left again at the top of the stairs and go over the bridge and along what is West End Road, walk down approx 500 yards and turn (second left) into Grosvenor Vale. The club is at the end of the road.
From Ruislip Gardens Station (Central Line). Turn right into West End Road and keep going for approx 3/4 mile turn right into Grosvenor Vale, the ground is at the end of the road. Or take the E7 bus from opposite the station (so going under the bridge) and get off at Grosvenor Vale (ask driver to alert you).
By Bus. Bus routes 114, U1, H13, 331 and E7 all stop at Ruislip Bus Station which is by the underground station, where the E7 actually stops at the top of Grosvenor Vale.
Last local buses and trains for FRIDAYS
(correct as at 11/08 and subject to change)
Check yourself with tfl and check with them for Sunday info.
Towards Uxbridge 1.24
Metropolitan Line towards London 0.43 (as far as Wembley Park) 0.08 to Baker Street.
Piccadilly Line towards Sudbury, Acton. 0.43 (change at Rayners Lane – runs as far as Acton Town)
Central Line towards Epping from Ruislip Gardens 23.56 (20 min walk to station first)
Alternatively on Friday and Saturday evenings the 114 runs every 30 minutes to Mill Hill. You should alight at Queensbury and get the (24hr) tube in from there to get to Central London.
From Central London there may well be a night bus to your area
114 towards South Ruislip, Harrow 0.40 (Please note on Friday and Saturday nights this is now a 24 hours service running every 30 mins)
U1 towards Ickenham, West Drayton 1.10
H13 towards Ruislip Lido 0.18
H13 towards Pinner, Northwood Hills 0.05
331 towards Northwood*, Harefield and Denham 23.30 (Not recommended, leaves too early!)
E7 towards Ruislip Gardens, Yeading 00.47
398 may be considered for trips to South Harrow and parts of Northolt but
the last one leaves at midnight
Notes. The E7 towards Ealing can be caught from a stop at the top end of Grosvenor Vale, a distance of approximately 300 yards. Turn left at the top, the stop is 50 yards down the road.
These are the exact time per the TFL web site, you are advised to arrive about 5 minutes early at your departure point. We cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
For Northolt etc. take the 23.58 underground train to Eastcote and then the 00.13 bus number 282 from the stop just outside the station, or see the 140/night bus option below.
*For Northwood etc. take the 00.15 underground train to Eastcote and then the 00.30 bus number 282 from the bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the station.
If you get a 114 to South Harrow from there you can get a 140 bus towards Northolt + Heathrow which runs all night, or continue on the 114 to Harrow Bus Station and you can get a N18 in to Central London. Alternatively you can get the E7 from the top of Grosvenor Vale to the "White Hart Roundabout" and from there the 140 towards Harrow or Heathrow.
A good way to go to London late is to consider The Oxford Tube (it is a coach), it goes from Hillingdon Station (from outside the front of it London bound) and stops at Shepherd's Bush, Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch, Victoria. They claim to run every 20 minutes through the night and the fare is £4.00 single. You can get a train from Ruislip to Hillingdon up to 1.24.
From Central London there may well be a night bus to your area.
For a taxi: -
24/7 cars Ickenham - 01895 247 247
See Staying Overnight for information and tips on local hotels
(Correct as a 1.10.14) To get to West Ruislip you
can get the 00.10, U1, bus from Ruislip Station to West Ruislip OR from the top
of Grosvenor Vale the E7 at 00.21 towards Ealing Broadway, alighting at Ruislip
Gardens Tube and then one stop from there on the 00.31 West Ruislip train where
you arrive at 00.34, and the last Chiltern Line train out west goes at 00.45.