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From New Street station: There is a taxi rank at the station. Otherwise, exit the station through the Pallasades shopping centre. At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left into New Street passing Waterstones book shop on your left. Turn right into Bennetts Hill, which is the fourth street on the left. At the top of Bennett's Hill, cross Colmore Row at the traffic lights into Newhall Street. Continue along Newhall Street until you reach another set of traffic lights at Great Charles Street. Cross over at the traffic lights continuing along Newhall Street. You will see the large Telecom Tower on your right. Take the second turning right off Newhall Street into Charlotte Street and shortly after you will find yourself in St Paul's Square. St Paul's church sits in the middle of the square. Continue along Charlotte Street passing firstly Ludgate Hill on your right and then the Jam House on your right. Abbey College is the next building on the right.
From Snow Hill station: Exit through the main foyer and turn right into Colmore Row. Carry along Colmore Row and take the second turning into Church Street just after The Grand Hotel. Carry down Church Street crossing Barwick Street, Edmund Street and Cornwall Street until you reach Great Charles Street. Turn left and use the footbridge to cross over Great Charles Street. At the bottom of the footbridge and following a u-turn, carry along Ludgate Hill moving towards St Paul's Church, which should now be visible. At the top of the hill, turn right into St Paul's Square. Having passed the Jam House, Abbey College is the building immediately on your right.
All bus routes terminate at various locations in the city centre. You will need to ask directions to Snow Hill station, main entrance which is on Colmore Row.
From Snow Hill station you need to walk in the direction of the St Phillips Cathedral immediately crossing over Livery Street. Carry along Colmore Row and take the second turning into Church Street just after The Grand Hotel. Carry down Church Street crossing Barwick Street, Edmund Street and Cornwall Street until you reach Great Charles Street. Turn left and use the footbridge to cross over Great Charles Street. At the bottom of the footbridge and following a u-turn, carry along Ludgate Hill moving towards St Paul's Church, which should now be visible.
At the top of the hill, turn right into St Paul's Square. Having passed the Jam House, Abbey College is the building immediately on your right.
From all directions, exit at Junction 6 (Spaghetti Junction) of the M6 following signs for City Centre. Continue straight along the Aston Expressway into the city.
Aston University will eventually be visible on the left and shortly after this you will pass over Lancaster Circus roundabout on a flyover. The Birmingham Children's Hospital and University of Birmingham Dental Hospital will now come into view on the left and you will begin to see traffic merging from the left. YOU MUST NOW BEGIN TO INDICATE LEFT AND EXIT BEFORE THE TUNNEL ENTRANCE. (IF YOU DO ENTER THE TUNNEL, AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOLLOWS*) Having exited, you will soon see the Thistle Hotel on your left and you are now approaching St Chad's Circus roundabout. APPROACH IN THE MIDDLE OR RIGHT LANE. You must exit the roundabout on the right. You will pass a set of lights at a pedestrian crossing and Lionel Street and you should now start indicating left. You will take the next turning left into Water Street just before the next set of traffic lights. Turn right at the end of the road under the archway and then the first left into Mary Ann St. You are now entering St Paul's Square and Abbey College should be almost immediately visible on the left just before the Jam House.
* If you miss the exit left off the flyover, continue into the tunnel. Immediately leaving the first tunnel, you will need to exit left (DO NOT GO INTO THE SECOND TUNNEL). Having exited, you need to take the second left (the first is a NO ENTRY) into New Market Street. At the end of New Market Street, turn right into Cornwall Street and carry straight on to the top of the small hill. Turn right into Newhall Street and cross straight over at the traffic lights. Carry straight along Newhall Street and take the third turning right into Brook Street immediately following the NCP car park. You are now entering St Paul's Square. Carry straight along passing an Italian restaurant (Pasta di Piazzo) on your right and shortly after you will see a Catonese restaurant (Henry's). YOU MUST TURN RIGHT BEFORE THE CANTONESE RESTAURANT. Carry along to the bottom of the hill; Abbey College is the building right in front of you.
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