Directions to the Pickle Factory

Our lecture rooms have been designed to provide a professional learning experience for the veterinary profession.

The Pickle Factory is situated just moments from Kennington Underground station and strongly recommend travelling by public transport where possible. Elephant & Castle station is also just a short walk away.

You will receive detailed directions to the venue, as well as a reminder of all course information, two weeks before the course date.

To find your quickest route, please visit or download the CityMapper Transport App.

By Train

Bowden Street is located less than 5 minutes walk from Kennington tube station which connects directly with London Waterloo, London Bridge, Kings Cross/St Pancras and Euston mainline stations via the Northern Line.

Thameslink – Elephant & Castle train station is a 10 min walk away, offering direct access via Thameslink to areas of Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey

By Car

Please Note: although the venue is just outside the congestion zone, the edge of the zone is immediately to the north, and it is relatively easy to inadvertently drive into it. Please note that The Pickle Factory is inside the ULEZ charge zone and the LEZ charge zone.

Limited, metered on-street parking is available close to the venue on Cleaver Square for up to 4 hours. Nearby spaces for long-stay parking can be found using apps such as, and

Disabled badge holders can display their badge and park for up to three hours on yellow lines where there are no loading restrictions, providing the clock card is displayed and set to time of arrival in residents’ bays, and in Pay and Display bays for an unlimited time in bays marked ‘Disabled’, for an unlimited time free of charge in any parking bay within Lambeth Council-operated car parks, subject to the time limits that apply to the car park.

By your own steam

If you would like to run or cycle to the course, there is a Santander Cycles (Boris Bikes) docking station on Cleaver Street.

By Plane
  • London City Airport, journey time approx 40 mins
  • London Gatwick, journey time approx 1 hour
  • London Heathrow, journey time approx 1 hour
  • Luton Airport, journey time approx 1 hour
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Vet Practical Attendee

Miteki Degawa

There’s plenty of hands on experience, small class sizes and the food is amazing 🙂 my favourite place for CPD
Vet Nurse Practical Attendee

Holly Bassett

I have had the pleasure of using Central CPD for a number of years. Whether it be attendance courses in a number of locations. I have always received great CPD, professionalism from the staff and best of all, EXCELLENT snacks and lunches!
Vet Practical Attendee

Peter D

Excellent facilities- very conveniently located for transport links- have attended several practical surgical courses run here and it’s been by far the best standard of teaching.
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