South Kensington escalator works

The works are to replace old Piccadilly line escalators. FInd out more about the project.

Travelling to the area

Piccadilly line

  • From the west, change - by crossing a single platform - at Hammersmith or Barons Court for the District line to South Kensington
  • From the east, exit at Knightsbridge and walk, cycle or catch one of many buses  to South Kensington. Follow signs on the street from both Gloucester Road and Knightsbridge stations
  • Or use interchanges at Finsbury Park or Green Park to the Victoria line, and then at Victoria for the Circle and District lines to South Kensington

District and Circle lines

  • These lines will stop at South Kensington during the escalator works

Interchanging from the Circle or District lines to the Piccadilly line

  • If you are travelling from stations between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington, use the District Line to Earl's Court and change there for the Piccadilly line

Leaving the South Kensington area  

Travelling west

Take the District line and change - by crossing a single platform - to the Piccadilly line at Hammersmith or Barons Court.

Travelling east

Walk, cycle, or catch one of many buses to Knightsbridge for the Piccadilly line. Follow the signs on the street to Knightsbridge station

Or use the District and Circle lines at South Kensington as normal 

Queuing system

There may be a controlled queuing system on Thurloe Street to keep people safe at the busiest times.


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