High Street Kensington tube station

High Street Kensington is a London Underground station on Kensington High Street, in Kensington. The station is on the Circle line between Gloucester Road and Notting Hill Gate, and the District line between Earl's Court and Notting Hill Gate and is in Travelcard Zone 1. Kensington Arcade forms the entrance to the station.

High Street Kensington London Underground
High Street Kensington station October 2013.jpg
Entrance is through Kensington Arcade
High Street Kensington is located in Central London
High Street Kensington
High Street Kensington
Location of High Street Kensington in Central London
LocationKensington High Street
Local authorityRoyal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms4
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2014Increase 13.78 million[1]
2015Decrease 13.36 million[1]
2016Decrease 13.10 million[1]
2017Decrease 12.76 million[1]
2018Decrease 11.50 million[2]
Key dates
1 October 1868Opened
25 November 1963Goods yard closed[3]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′03″N 0°11′33″W / 51.5008°N 0.1925°W / 51.5008; -0.1925Coordinates: 51°30′03″N 0°11′33″W / 51.5008°N 0.1925°W / 51.5008; -0.1925
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal


The station itself has four platforms─two through platforms and two bay platforms. Platform 1 is used for anticlockwise Circle line and westbound District line trains towards Gloucester Road and Earl's Court respectively. Platform 2 is for clockwise Circle line and eastbound District line trains towards Edgware Road. Platforms 3 and 4 are used for terminating District line trains from Earl's Court. Platform 3 is usually used for the Olympia service, which runs weekends and for special events, and platform 4 is usually only used at the start and end of the day. There used to be a waiting room between Platform 2 and 3 for customer use, but this was turned into a staff room for drivers shortly before the Circle line extension to Hammersmith was implemented in December 2009.

Just south of the station is the junction where the Circle and District lines diverge.

The typical off-peak service from this station is:


London Buses routes 9, 23, 27, 28, 49, 52, 70, 328, 452 and C1 and night bus routes N9, N28 and N31 serve the station.[4] Green Line route 702 also serves the station.[5]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007-2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  4. ^ High Street Kensington Buses Transport for London
  5. ^ Route 702 timetable Reading Buses
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith (via Tower Hill)
Circle line
towards Edgware Road
towards Wimbledon
District line