South Kensington escalator works

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

Travelling to the area

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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 stop at South Kensington during the escalator works, apart from planned engineering works

Planned engineering works - Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May

  • No District or Circle line service at South Kensington
  • You can take the Piccadilly line to Knightsbridge. South Kensington is then a short walk, or local bus ride. Or you can hire a Santander cycle

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

Detailed bus information for travelling to and from the South Kensington area

From Knightsbridge to South Kensington:

From stop KC on the A4 Brompton Road:

C1

14

74

414

From the South Kensington area to Knightsbridge

From stop E on Cromwell Place or stop M on Thurloe Place:

C1

14

74

414

Bus 74 also stops at GL on the A4 Cromwell Road

From Gloucester Road to South Kensington

Bus 74 from stop GK on the A4 Cromwell Road

From the South Kensington area to Gloucester Road

Bus 74 from stop N on Thurloe Place, stop S on Cromwell Place, or stop GT on Queen's Gate

Step free options

From Earl's Court to South Kensington:

Bus C1 from stop A on Earl's Court Road

From Green Park to South Kensington and Royal Brompton Hospital:

Bus 14 from stop H on the A4 Piccadilly

Buses to Royal Brompton Hospital:

From Gloucester Road:

Bus 49 from stop GS on Gloucester Road

From Knightsbridge Stop KJ on Sloane Street: 

19 

22

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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