How Can You Travel Around London Over Christmas?

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Whether by tube, bus, or bike, Secret London will help you travel around London this Christmas.

We took a rollicking ride through the TfL website to help you travel from party to party. Here’s what we found:



December 24th – Normal Sunday service, but with less frequent service after 8pm. There are also some closures on the Circle and District lines. 

December 25th – No London Underground services running.

December 26th – The London Underground will be running a Sunday service, with partial closures on the Circle and District lines. No service on the Waterloo & City line.


Photo: @adipixx

December 24th – The London Overground will finish early at 9:30pm. Additionally, there will be no Overground service all day on the following routes: Highbury & Islington to Dalston Junction, Camden Road to Stratford, Romford to Upminster, and Gospel Oak to Barking.

December 25th/26th – No London Overground services running.


Photo: @iainwright90

December 24th – The DLR service will run as normal but will finish early. They resolutely refuse to confirm when exactly, so enjoy that Christmas mystery.

December 25th – No DLR services running.

December 26th – The DLR service will run every 5-10 minutes.

TfL Rail

Photo: @transportist2017

December 24th – No service on the entire line, but replacement buses are in service.

December 25th/26th – No service.


Photo: @sani_bd

December 24th – Bus services will run as normal but will finish around midnight.

December 25th – There will be no bus services.

December 26th – Bus services will run as a Sunday service, with normal night services.


Photo: @dhermanstudio

December 24th/25th/26th – There will be no Congestion Charge or T-Charge.


Photo: @jpacka

December 24th – Each cab journey will cost £4 extra after 8pm.

December 25th/26th – Each cab journey will cost an additional £4.


Photo: @misterdodgy

December 24-26th – The Santander hire bikes will be available as normal throughout the festive period. Time to work off that Christmas dinner!

For a complete list of closures and replacement services, check on TfL’s Christmas travel page.

Featured image: @london4all

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to Clapham and fell in love with it. However, this has put him dangerously close to Infernos... You'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.