Old Street roundabout

More about the Old Street roundabout project.

Here is how transport is affected:


After Tuesday 31 August 

  • Buses will run on their normal line of route, but may experience some delays through the Old Street junction
  • Bus stop K on Old Street east will be suspended until spring 2022
  • Allow more time for your journey if you usually travel through Old Street

For the latest information on how buses are running, see our bus status updates.


New road layout

If you are driving through the area, be careful while pedestrians, cyclists and other traffic get used to the new road layout

Local businesses receiving delivery and servicing trips

Delays are expected during construction works at the Old Street roundabout.

Consider taking action to minimise the impact of any delivery or servicing trips made to your premises by:

  • Talking to your supplier about whether they can re-time their trips to outside of peak hours
  • Reducing trips by streamlining your suppliers and the number of visits they make to your premises

For the latest information on how London roads are operating, see our traffic status updates map.


There are segregated cycle lanes and dedicated cycle signals at the Old Street junction. We also have signed cycle routes in place to help guide you through the area. Take care as you get used to the new road layout and be aware of people walking and other traffic.

There are a number of Santander cycle docking stations in the area. Check availability using the online docking station map. You can download the Santander Cycles app from the App Store or Google Play.

Changes to Old Street station access

From Tuesday 31 August 2021

  • The new entrance at Cowper Street is open, providing direct access for customers to the station
  • Subway 1 (northeast exit) is permanently closed
  • Subway 3 (southwest exit) remains open
  • The staircase at Subway 4 (northwest exit) has re-opened and the ramp at Subway 4 has permanently closed. The green line leading to Moorfields Eye Hospital ill has been reinstated along the stairs

Safer travel guidance

See our advice on safer travel and changes to travel.

If possible, travel at quieter times.


Check before you travel and plan ahead using our travel tools. See:

  • Status updates for roads
  • TfL Go app for interactive maps and live arrival times
  • Journey Planner to help you plan your route
  • Nearby, which uses your current location or a postcode or address of your choice and places you on a map, showing you Tube, bus, river, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Santander Cycles locations around you
  • The TfL Travelbot on Facebook Messenger
  • Our email updates