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Thomas Riggs

After-hours London: here for the night owls

Use TfL’s ever-increasing night transport services to explore London at night and find out how the city comes alive

Time Out in association with Transport for London

Let’s be honest: until you’ve seen and experienced London at night, you haven’t really seen London. Luckily, TfL’s night services are making it easier than ever to do just this. As well as an extensive night bus network across the city, TfL is adding more lines to the night tube all the time – in December, the Overground became the newest addition to TfL’s night transport service, operating at weekends between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate.

The Overground now sits alongside the Piccadilly, Central, Jubilee, Victoria and Northern lines in providing night services – meaning that Londoners are getting to see more of the city after-hours.

As well as being able to get home easier after a night out, the night tube is unlocking cultural experiences and events that are easier and cheaper to get to than ever – and it’s helping Londoners get to and from their jobs that aren’t exactly 9-5. Getting up before dawn and staying out late has never been so easy. Here’s how the night tube can help you make the most of your life in London.


Explore London at night