South Hampstead railway station

South Hampstead railway station is on Loudoun Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is about 550 yards (500 m) south west of Swiss Cottage Underground station.[2] It opened in 1879 as "Loudon Road station" and acquired its present name in 1922. Two platforms on the Euston to Watford DC Line remain; those on the slow main lines were largely demolished in the 1960s. During the West Coast Main Line electrification the original LNWR street building was replaced by one in the 1960s "brick lavatory" style and a new station footbridge was constructed. Traces of the removed station canopies and older footbridge can be seen in the brickwork of the retaining walls on both sides of the line.

South Hampstead London Overground
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South Hampstead is located in Greater London
South Hampstead
South Hampstead
Location of South Hampstead in Greater London
LocationSouth Hampstead
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Grid referenceTQ263840
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeSOH
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2014–15Decrease 0.672 million[1]
2015–16Decrease 0.456 million[1]
2016–17Decrease 0.423 million[1]
2017–18Decrease 0.422 million[1]
2018–19Increase 0.426 million[1]
Key dates
2 June 1879Opened as Loudon Road
1 January 1917Closed
10 July 1922Reopened as South Hampstead
? 1960sMain Line platforms demolished
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′27″N 0°10′49″W / 51.5408°N 0.1802°W / 51.5408; -0.1802Coordinates: 51°32′27″N 0°10′49″W / 51.5408°N 0.1802°W / 51.5408; -0.1802
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

South Hampstead station was evocatively described by Sir John Betjeman in his First and Last Loves, 1952.

The Chiltern Main Line crosses over the east end of the station on a bridge, briefly in open air between tunnelled sections on each side of the cutting.


London OvergroundEdit

  • 4tph to Watford Junction calling at Kilburn High Road, Queens Park, Kensal Green, Willesden Junction, Harlesden, Stonebridge Park, Wembley Central, North Wembley, South Kenton, Kenton, Harrow & Wealdstone, Headstone Lane, Hatch End, Carpenders Park, Bushey and Watford High Street.
  • 4tph to London Euston only.


London Buses route 31 and night route N28 and N31 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Google (17 July 2012). "Walking directions to Swiss Cottage tube station from South Hampstead railway station" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 July 2012.

External linksEdit

Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
Watford DC Line
Disused railways
Kilburn High Road   North London-Watford Link
(LNWR suburban system)
  Primrose Hill