How to find us

Are you visiting our Head Office? Here's what you need to know.

Travel directions

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By road

From all points north, east and west, leave the M27 at junction 3 and take the M271 southbound towards Southampton. Exit the M271 after half a mile (the first left) and turn left towards Lordshill.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Adanac Drive. Ordnance Survey’s office is straight ahead. Take the third exit for our visitors’ car park.

By rail

Southampton is just over one hour from London by train. There are regular services to Southampton Central from London Waterloo, the Midlands, South Wales and the south coast. Please see National Rail Enquiries for details.

Taxis are available outside both station exits. The journey time to Ordnance Survey is approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively, take a local bus.

By air

The nearest airport is Southampton Airport. Taxis are available outside the terminal and the journey time to Ordnance Survey is about 15 minutes.

By motorway, London Heathrow Airport is about 60 miles away, and Gatwick about 90 miles.

Postal address

For planning your route, this is our full address:

Ordnance Survey
Explorer House
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

When you arrive

Please go straight to reception when you arrive. You'll need to bring photo ID with you and then you'll be given a visitor's pass.

If you need to arrange a return taxi at any point, just ask a receptionist who will book it for you.

Our head office is wheelchair friendly. More about disabled access