You Can Travel Around London For Free On New Year’s Eve

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New year

Your New Year’s Eve just got a little bit easier.

Being in a generous mood this Yuletide, TfL will give London a belated Christmas gift. Once again, they’re making their entire transport network free to ride this New Year’s Eve, so you can get 2019 off to the best possibly start. You know, instead of beginning the year by taking a ludicrously priced Uber from Shoreditch to Richmond.

Thanks TfL! Between 11:45pm on December 31st, and 4:30am on January 1st, the whole TfL network is free to ride. Tubes, buses, overground, DLR, the whole enchilada. Just as exciting, tube lines and the DLR will run through the night – even the ones that aren’t on the Night Tube! However, there are a few caveats, including no Piccadilly line service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge. Additionally, the Waterloo & City line only runs until 2:30am, and certain stations will be closed, exit only, or interchange on the 31st. They include big ones like Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Westminster – you can find the full list here.

The Night Overground will also run, but there are changes to the rest of the Overground network, and bus services are also rather irregular. For those few hardy souls who have shouldered the burden of “designated driver” (WHY?), the Congestion Charge and T-Charge will not apply. It’s a small crumb of comfort in your darkest hour. You can find the full rundown of New Year’s Eve services on TfL’s website, and we don’t joke when we say it’s a true page-turner.

Still casting around for something to do this New Year’s? We’ve found ten parties that will send 2018 off with a bang.

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 the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', 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.