Directions to ‘Drones off our doorstep’ on 8th April

The Thales factory is on the Manor Royal industrial estate, on the junction of London Road and manor Royal. It is easy to reach from Gatwick or Three Bridges train stations.


There are lots of streets nearby where you can park.

By train and bus

Bus route from Three bridges and Crawley station Fastway number 20 and 100 stops (three bridges 20) A and D, Crawley bus station 100.
Every 15-20 mins

From Gatwick (every 10 mins or so) and Horley station 100 route, 20 and 10 routes Fastway and metrobus services run through manor royal.

For routes all over Crawley these three services all run to Manor Royal from central Crawley, Bewbush, Broadfield and Maidenbower.

100 service runs also from various locations at Redhill and Salfords.

By train and cycling:

atwick to Manor Royal cycle

Three Bridges to Manor Royal Cycle

By train and walking

Three bridges to Manor Royal Walk

Walking from Three Bridges:

Walk north on Williams Way – 456 ft
(this route is a rough pathway and so alternatively you can skip this and walk left twds and around Lidl onto Haslet avenue past the snooty fox and carry on until you reach r/about by Tesco)

Turn right towards Haslett Ave E/A2220 – 161 ft

Turn left at Haslett Ave E/A2220 -23 ft

Turn left towards Haslett Ave E/A2220 -79 ft

Sharp right onto Haslett Ave E/A2220 – 20 ft

Take the pedestrian overpass – 0.3 mi

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Hazelwick Ave  – 0.2 mi

Slight left towards Crawley Ave/A2011 – 0.2 mi

At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Crawley Ave/A2011 – 0.3 mi

Slight right onto Power Ave – 331 ft

Turn right to stay on Power Ave

Turn right onto Manor Royal 13 ft

Manor Royal Crawley RH10, UK

Landmarks on way

  • Lidl
  • Snooty fox
  • Crawley Lawn tennis club
  • Tesco store
  • Hazelwick school fields

When you enter industrial estate kep following directions until you come out on Manor Royal Ind Estate Road. You will come out at side path by old G4S unit. Turn left here and continue past Ford and Kia garage, Keep walking and the last unit across the road before the traffic junction is Thales.