Travel to PEARL

We are aware that over the weekend Tube/National Rail strikes may cause travel disruption for some people travelling to the Sensory Supermarket. Please see below learn about our free parking for people travelling by car and alternate ways to get to PEARL if needed.

Where is PEARL?

PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory)
Yew Tree Avenue
Dagenham
London RM10 7FN

How can I get to PEARL on the Tube?

The closest underground tube lines are the Elizabeth Line and the District Line.

The nearest underground station to PEARL is Dagenham East (District Line):

  • From Dagenham East Station, turn left and head north on Rainham Road South for 132m until you get to the police station and set of traffic lights.
  • At the traffic lights, cross over to the opposite side of the road to where The Pipe Major Pub is located, turn right onto Yew Tree Avenue and then continue down Yew Tree Avenue past the Costa and Elutec College until the roundabout, where you will meet a security office.
  • Let the security office know that you are here for the event and they will direct you to PEARL

If you need step free access to PEARL, the nearest tube station is Dagenham Heathway Underground Station (District Line)

  • Once you exit Dagenham Heathway Station, turn left and head north on Heathway until you arrive at Parsloes Avenue.
  • Take a slight left onto Parsloes Avenue and continue for 84m until you arrive at the 364 bus stop. Take the 364 bus for 2 stops to the Reede Road Suffolk Road stop.
  • Once you get off the bus, continue east on Reed Road towards Rainham road.
  • Turn right onto Rainham road and at the traffic lights cross over to the opposite side of the road where The Pipe Major Pub is located.
  • Once you arrive at The Pipe Major Pub, turn left onto Yew Tree Avenue.
  • Continue down Yew Tree Avenue, past the Costa and Elutec College until the roundabout where you will meet a security office.
  • Let the security office know that you are here for the event and they will direct you to PEARL

You can also reach PEARL from the Elizabeth Line

  • If you leave the Elizabeth Line at Goodmayes station, catch the 364 to Dagenham. Stay on the bus for 20 minutes until you reach Reede Road at a set of traffic lights opposite the Pipe Major Pub.
  • You can also stay on the Elizabeth line until Romford station. At this point, leave the underground and get on the 103 bus towards Rainham. Take this bus for 15 stops (approximately 17 minutes) until you reach Reede Road next to Pipe Major pub.
  • Take a left onto Yew Tree Avenue next to the Pipe Major Pub towards the Travelodge.
  • Continue down Yew Tree Avenue past the Costa and Elutec College until the roundabout, where you will meet a security office.
  • Let the security office know that you are here for the event and they will direct you to PEARL

How do I get to PEARL on the train?

The nearest train station to PEARL is Dagenham Dock.

  • From Dagenham Dock it is approximately a 40-45 minute walk to PEARL.
  • Alternatively you can catch the 145 bus towards Leytonstone from Dagenham Dock Station (stop 1) and walk for 20 minutes
  • Once you catch the bus, stay on the bus for seven stops until you reach Farm Close (stop W) which is on Siviter Way/Church Lane.
  • Turn left onto Church Lane. At the T-junction turn right towards the village green on Crown Street. Pass the Cross Keys pub and Dagenham St Peter & St Paul Parish Church
  • When you reach the Crown Street Car Park follow the path to the right side of the car park and continue along the path until you rejoin the road. Walk straight towards the row of shops. Once you reach these shops, turn left onto Rainham Road.
  • Once you reach Dagenham East station turn left and head north on Rainham Road South for 132m until you get to the police station and set of traffic lights.
  • At the traffic lights, cross over to the opposite side of the road to where The Pipe Major Pub is located, turn right onto Yew Tree Avenue and then continue down Yew Tree Avenue past the Costa and Elutec College until the roundabout, where you will meet a security office.

How do I get to PEARL by car?

  • We have 40-50 free parking spaces at the May & Baker Sports and Social Club approximately 20 metres from PEARL
  • This is on May & Baker Way (a branch off the Dagenham Road)
  • To find this location use the post code: RM7 0QX 
  • There is a turnstile to enter/leave the car park. We anticipate that this will be manned by security who should also be able to direct you to PEARL’s car parking spaces
  • When you enter the car park drive straight over the roundabout
  • PEARL’s car parking spaces are on the right-hand side on rows 5-8 (the two rows furthest from the entrance). Please see the map below for more details

Other Information

  • There is a Tesco Local approximately a 6-minute walk from PEARL
  • This Travelodge is approximately a 3-minute walk from both PEARL and Dagenham East Station
  • Approximately three minutes walk from PEARL is a Costa Coffee which is on the same site as the local Travelodge (Dagenham East)
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