We took a rollicking ride through the TfL website to help you travel from ice rinks to Christmas markets to relatives on the other side of London, and everything in between. So, for your convenience, here’s how to travel around London over Christmas.
December 23 – Friday night tube will operate as normal, but there is no service on the Bakerloo line between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone.
December 24 – There’s no Saturday night tube, and services are expected to end slightly earlier than normal, so be sure to check before travelling. You are also advised to finish any journey between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone on the Bakerloo line, and Wimbledon & Parsons Green and Richmond & Turnham Green on the District line. The Waterloo & City line is closed.
December 25 – No London Underground services running on Christmas Day.
December 26 – There’s a Sunday service today, with the first trains running at 6:50am and the last trains running at Sunday times. There are a few line closures to be aware of; the Waterloo & City line is closed, the District line has no service to Kensington Olympia, and no service is expected all day between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone on the Bakerloo line, and Wimbledon & Parsons Green and Richmond & Turnham Green on the District line.
December 23 – Night tube running as normal, but there’s no service between Euston and Watford Junction.
December 24 – It’s advised to complete any journey between Stratford &Richmond/Clapham Junction; Gospel Oak & Barking; and Romford & Upminster by 11am. Finish any journey between Highbury & Islington to Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace/West Croydon/New Cross; and Liverpool Street &Enfield Town/Chingford/Cheshunt by 1pm. There is also a reduced service between Watford Junction & Euston.
December 25 – No London Overground services running on Christmas Day.
December 26 – No London Overground services running on Boxing Day
🚝 Elizabeth line
December 24 – the advice is to finish journeys across the line by 2pm.
December 25 – no service on the Elizabeth line on Christmas Day.
December 26 – no service on the Elizabeth line on Boxing Day.
December 24 – Buses will run on a Saturday timetable, with passengers advised to complete journeys by 12am, which is when services that are usually 24-hours are due to end. Abellio bus services are also affected by a strike.
December 25 – There will be no bus services on Christmas Day.
December 26 – Bus services will a normal Sunday service, with night and 24 hour services also running as normal.
December 24 – The DLR will run a service, with trains finishing around 10:30pm.
December 25 – No DLR services running on Christmas Day.
December 26 – First trains start at 8:30am, but there is a reduced service.
December 24 – Running as normal, but with a reduced service in the evening
December 25 – No trams are running on Christmas Day.
December 26 – A Sunday service will be running on the trams. There is also disruption between Dundonald Road and Wimbledon
🚲 Cycling & E-Scooters
December 24-26 – The Santander hire bikes will be available as normal throughout the festive period. Time to work off that Christmas dinner! Meanwhile, e-scooters will be available in the London boroughs taking part in the private hire trial.
December 24-27 – From 8pm on Christmas Eve until 6am on December 27, each cab journey will cost £4 extra. There may also be extra charges for private hire vehicles like Uber, Bolt, and Lyft – expect some hefty surge pricing!
December 25 – There will be no Congestion Charge or ULEZ charges today, but the LEZ charges still do.
December 26 – The Congestion Charge doesn’t apply today, but ULEZ and LEZ charges do.
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