Here’s the full list of London tube and train services running on New Year’s Eve

Here’s the full list of London tube and train services running on New Year’s Eve


If there’s one thing absolutely no one looks forward to on New Years Eve, it’s travelling home at the end of the night. Everyone and their grandma is watching firworks and out on the lash, meaning that trains get horrendously cramped, and on top of that, a lot of services are reduced compared to the rest of the year. 

To minimise stress, it’s best to plan ahead. Luckily we’ve got you covered: here are all the tube and train details you need to know for New Year’s Eve in London this year. 

London Underground

Services are running all night, except the Waterloo & City line and District line to Kensington Olympia. 

Stations near the fireworks event (Southbank) and other busy areas of London may be exit or interchange only or have queues. 

London Overground

Gospel Oak-Barking Riverside

No overnight service

Euston-Watford Junction

Extra late-night services at these times:

01:05 Euston to Queens Park

01:44 Euston to Watford

Liverpool Street-Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Chingford

Special overnight service

Romford-Upminster

No overnight service

Highbury & Islington-West Croydon/Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace

No service between Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays

Special overnight service between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace/West Croydon

Richmond/Clapham Junction-Stratford

Special overnight service

Elizabeth line

Normal service during the day. There will be a special all-night service running roughly every 15 minutes between:

Hayes & Harlington and Shenfield

Reading and Abbey Wood

There will be no overnight services running to or from Heathrow.

DLR

Special all-night service on all routes with trains every 15 minutes.

National Rail services

Most national rail companies will operate a Sunday service and may have engineering closures. Nothing overnight found except for the following changes:

Avanti West Coast

Trains will stop running earlier than normal on New Year’s Eve. Until 11am, trains will only run hourly between: 

London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly via Stoke-on-Trent

London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly via Crewe

London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street

London Euston and Glasgow Central

London Euston and Birmingham New Street

London Euston and Blackpool 

Chiltern Railways

There will be some additional late night services from London Marylebone up to 2am.

South Western Railway

Some additional overnight departures from London Waterloo after midnight will be running, subject to last minute alterations.

Thameslink

According to their travel planner, the hourly overnight service between Brighton and Bedford will still be running.

Trams

Special all-night service runs between Wimbledon and Beckenham Junction/New Addington only.

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This south London train station is now step-free

This south London train station is now step-free


It’s about time all London stations had step-free access. And while we might be a way off from achieving that milestone, we are slowly making some progress. Streatham station in south London now has step-free access to all platforms. We’ll take that as a win. 

Undergoing a £5 million makeover, the south London station now has two lifts connecting the ticket hall with the platforms. Passengers who use wheelchairs, have pushchairs, bicycles or luggage will now be able to make it to their trains with ease, without having to navigate stairs. 

In the New Year, Streatham station is expected to glow up even more, with new wide-access gates and a newly decorated concourse and overbridge. 

This was all funded by the Department for Transport’s (DfT) ‘Access for All’ scheme, which aims to make obstacle-free accessible routes from station entrances to platforms. 

Hodan Hassan, Network Rail’s commercial scheme sponsor, said: ‘We’re delighted to have completed work on the Access for All scheme at Streatham station, which now provides passengers with step-free access to both platforms and generally a more pleasant experience when travelling by train.

‘We welcome the continued investment from the DfT to support us in making even more stations fully accessible and we have a number of other stations across our Southern region that are currently being upgraded or about to benefit from accessibility improvements in the coming months.

‘We would like to thank passengers and local residents for their patience and understanding while we carried out this work and we hope passengers enjoy this newly upgraded station.’

Streatham’s is just one of London’s many stations getting some well-needed TLC this winter. Did you see that London Bridge station is finally getting more public toilets? Over on the Elizabeth line, four stations now have mobile coverage. Meanwhile, all of London’s trams are getting replaced.

Did you see that Paddington station will close for four days over Christmas?

Listen to Time Out’s brilliant podcast ‘Love Thy Neighbourhood’: the Christmas special with Paloma Faith in the East End is out now.

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This north London ice rink has been named the best in Britain

This north London ice rink has been named the best in Britain


London’s got more ice rinks than you can shake a fairy-light-wrapped stick at. And we here at Time Out should know: from our list of the capital’s finest places to skate to the news announcing Skate West End, we’ve got the lowdown on London’s finest places to skate, slide and (probably) fall on yer bum. 

Now some others have chipped in with a ranking of Britain’s best ice rink – and one in London takes the top spot. The list came from gambling site Amazonslots.com, and it took into account stuff like Google reviews, TripAdvisor ratings and price per person. 

Top of the pile came Alexandra Palace in Haringey. Surprise, surprise. One of London’s best-known (and most-loved) ice rinks, Ally Pally’s skating doesn’t just sit in one of the palace’s vast, gorgeous Victorian halls: it’s also affordable and even hosts discos on the slippery stuff. 

Ally Pally was followed by the Forum Ice Arena in Billingham (County Durham) and Dundee’s Ice Arena. The only other London rink to place in the top 20 was the Lee Valley Ice Centre, which came 18th. 

So, if you needed another excuse to head up to Alexandra Palace for a skate, now you’ve got one! Find out more on our venue guide page here.

Did you see that the International Space Station is set to fly over London on Christmas morning?

Plus: the City of London will get five new pubs by 2027.

Listen to Time Out’s brilliant podcast ‘Love Thy Neighbourhood’: the Christmas special with Paloma Faith in the East End is out now.

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The West End is having a massive Boxing Day sale on theatre tickets

The West End is having a massive Boxing Day sale on theatre tickets


The Boxing Day sales are an excellent time to get your 2024 theatre-watching plans off to an affordable start, with Theatreland’s biggest sale being the cunningly-named Boxing Day Sale (of which Time Out is a partner).

The sale sees reduced prices on over 50 shows – with savings of up to 77 percent – available from December 22 to January 3.

There are classic West End long-runners on there, including ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tina’ and more recent openings like ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ and ‘The Little Big Things’.

But it’s also really good for grabbing a bargain to shows that are a while off still: get your tickets in early and at a nice price for the return of big musicals ‘Sister Act’ and ‘Shrek’, see some promising-looking hipster theatre like the RSC’s trans Western ‘Cowbois’ at the Royal Court, ‘Nachtland’ at the Young Vic, which has just announced an excellent cast led by Romola Garai or secure a spot at the Almeida’s excellent, Jonny Lee Miller-starring ‘A Mirror’ as it becomes the first play to run at the swanky Trafalgar Theatre.

Or if you just want to liven up your Christmas holidays there are plenty of seasonal shows participating, from family fave ‘The Snowman’ to a handful of X-rated adult pantos. 

Whatever your tastes, there should be something worth making a saving on.

For a full list of participating shows and to buy discounted tickets, head over here.

The best new London theatre shows to book for in 2024.

The best Christmas shows in London.

 



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British Airways is launching flights from London to one of the ‘world’s best destinations’ in 2024

British Airways is launching flights from London to one of the ‘world’s best destinations’ in 2024


When it comes to the variety of destinations to jet off to, us Londoners sure are lucky. With several massive airports (two of which are among the biggest in the world), there are very, very few places around on the planet that aren’t served by the capital’s air hubs. 

And now British Airways, the UK’s national carrier, is launching flights from London to one of the world’s trendiest places. İzmir in Türkiye, which was recently named a must-visit destination in 2024 by Lonely Planet, will soon be served by one BA flight per week from Heathrow.

İzmir, for those not in-the-know about Turkish city break spots, is a city on the Aegean coast and Türkiye’s third-biggest metropolis. It’s got a broad sort of appeal, boasting everything from sprawling beaches and reliable sunshine to buildings crammed with Ottoman history. 

Lonely Planet’s 2024 ‘best in travel’ guide praised İzmir for its ‘seaside location, fresh Aegean cuisine, and blend of rediscovered heritage and revitalized contemporary culture’. The travel guide company said it’s ‘a city that prides itself on living the good life’. 

BA’s Heathrow-İzmir route will kick off in May 2024 and they’ll run throughout the summer. Currently, Londoners wanting to get to İzmir have summer services run by the likes of Tui, easyJet and Pegasus.

You can book and find out more on the British Airways website here, then check out more of Lonely Planet’s must-visit destinations for next year here.  

If you’re on the hunt for more places to visit in 2024, you’re already in the right place. Time Out has recently published a bunch of forward-looking features for the next 12 months, from the world’s best things to do in 2024 and best places in Britain to visit to the most exciting new things to do in the UK next year

Did you see that the ‘world’s best airline’ is launching new flights from London?

Plus: Paddington station will close for four days over Christmas.

Listen to Time Out’s brilliant podcast ‘Love Thy Neighbourhood’: the Christmas special with Paloma Faith in the East End is out now.

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