Circle Line










Circle Line Overview

The Circle Line of the London Underground network has the particularity, as its name highlights it, to make a loop in the city centre of London. The loop runs from Edgware Road to Paddington through King’s Cross St Pancras, Liverpool Street, Monument and Victoria. The rest of the line runs from Paddington to the district of Hammersmith. Over 115,000,000 passengers travel with the Circle line annually. The line has a length of 17 miles and serves 36 stations. The Circle Line is the Yellow Line on the Tube map. You can check below the map of the Circle line.


Circle Line map

london circle line map
Circle Line Map


London Circle Line Service Status




Tourist attractions on the Circle Line

  • Loftus Road, the home of the Queens Park Rangers football team and Shepherd’s Bush Empire, one of the most music venues in London, are located close to Goldhawk Road station.
  • Portobello Road Market, the largest antiques market in the UK, is served by Ladbroke Grove tube station.
  • The Royal Academy of Music, the most important conservatory in the UK, Madame Tussauds, one of the most famous wax museums in the world and the Sherlock Holmes Museum, dedicated to the famous fictional detective, are accessible from Baker Street station.
  • Regent’s Park, one of the Royal Parks of London, Holy Trinity Church, an Anglican church built to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon, and the BT Tower, the tallest communications tower in London, are located close to Great Portland Street Underground station.
  • The Barbican Centre, the largest performing arts centre in the UK and St Bartholomew-the-Great, a beautiful Anglican church founded in 1123 are accessible from Barbican station.
  • The remaining parts of the London Wall, defensive wall constructed around the town by Romans around AD 200 can be visited from Tower Hill tube station.
  • Mansion House, the residence of the Mayor of London, is located, as its name indicates, close to Mansion House station.
  • Cleopatra’s Needle, an obelisk from the Ancient Egypt, the Royal Air Force Memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the Royal Air Force, the Savoy Chapel, a church dedicated to St John the Baptist and the Playhouse Theatre, one of the West End theatres, are accessible from Embankment Underground station.
  • Big Ben, the famous clock tower symbol of the English capital city, the Palace of Westminster, the meeting place of the Parliament of the UK, Westminster Abbey, a beautiful Gothic abbey church, Parliament Square, starting point of many important street protests, the London Eye, the famous Ferris wheel and Downing Street, residence of the Prime Minister, are located close to Westminster station.
  • St James’s Park, one of the most popular parks in London, is situated, as its name indicates close to St James’s Park tube station.
  • Buckingham Palace, the residence of the Royal Family, is accessible from Victoria Underground station.
  • The Royal Court Theatre, King’s Road, the famous shopping street and Cadogan Hall, concert hall where the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is resident, are located close to Sloane Square station.
  • The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the largest design and decorative arts museum in the world, Royal Albert Hall, famous concert hall and the Royal College of Music can be visited from South Kensington tube station.
  • Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens are located close to High Street Kensington station.
  • St Sophia’s Cathedral, a beautiful Greek Orthodox church is situated next to Bayswater Underground station.


Circle Line stations

  • Hammersmith station is the western terminus of the Hammersmith branch of the Circle Line. Travelcard Zone 2. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Goldhawk Road tube station is located just opposite to the Shepherd’s Bush market. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Shepherd’s Bush Market is also, as its name indicates located right next to Shepherd’s Bush Market. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Wood Lane Underground station stands in the district of White City. Travelcard Zone 2. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Latimer Road station is located in North Kensington. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Ladbroke Grove tube station stands in Kensington, close to Portobello Road Market. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Westbourne Park station is located in the area of Westbourne Green. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Royal Oak Underground station is also located in Westbourne Green, on Lord Hill’s Bridge. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Paddington tube station is, as its name indicates, connected to London Paddington railway station. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Edgware Road station stands at the junction of Chapel Street and Cabbell Street. It was one of the target places of the London bombings in 2005. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Baker Street tube station is located very close to Madame Tussauds and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Great Portland Street station stands very close to Regent’s Park. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Euston Square Underground station is located at walking distance from London Euston railway station. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • King’s Cross St Pancras tube station serves both London King’s Cross and St Pancras International railway stations. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Farringdon station is located just next to the border of the City of London. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Barbican Underground station is situated inside the City of London. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Moorgate station is located in the area of Moorgate, within the City of London. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Liverpool Street tube station is connected to London Liverpool Street railway terminus station. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Aldgate station stands, as its name suggests, in the area of Aldgate, inside the City of London. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Tower Hill Underground station is the closest station to the remaining fragments of the London Wall. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Monument tube station is connected to Bank station and form together one of the busiest complex of the London Tube. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Cannon Street Underground station is connected to London Canon Street terminus railway station. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Mansion House station is located in the City of London, close to Mansion House, which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Blackfriars tube station is connected to London Blackfriars railway station. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Temple station is located in the City of Westminster, at Victoria Embankment. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Embankment Underground station is also located, as its name indicates at Victoria Embankment. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Westminster station is located, as its name suggests, within the City of Westminster. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
  • St James’s Park tube station is situated close to the park which gives it its name and is also nearby the Scotland Yard headquarters. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Victoria Underground station is connected to London Victoria terminus railway station. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Sloane Square tube station is located in the area of Chelsea. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • South Kensington station stands, as its name indicates, in the district of Kensington. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Gloucester Road Underground station is also located in the district of Kensington, close to Baden-Powell House. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • High Street Kensington tube station is situated on Kensington High Street. The entrance of the station is through Kensington Arcade. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Notting Hill Gate station is located on the street which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 1-2.
  • Bayswater Underground station is located on Queensway. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Paddington tube station is connected to London Paddington terminus railway station. Travelcard Zone 1.


The Circle Line serves different important transportation sites

  • London Paddington terminus railway station is connected to Paddington tube station. You can take there a train to the southwest of England. You can also access Heathrow Airport, with Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect lines.
  • London King’s Cross railway station is served by King’s Cross St Pancras Underground station. You can travel there to the north of England and to Scotland.
  • St Pancras International train station is the second train station served by King’s Cross St Pancras tube station. You can take there the Eurostar to Paris and Brussels.
  • London Liverpool Street central London railway station is connected to the Underground station which holds the same name. You can travel there to the eastern part of the country and to Amsterdam with the Dutchflyer line.
  • London Victoria railway station is served by Victoria tube station. You can take there a train to the southeast of the country. Gatwick Airport is also served with the Gatwick Express line.


The Circle Line is connected to the following London Underground lines


The Circle Line is connected to the following London Overground line

  • Lea Valley Lines at Euston.


Ticket Price


Circle Line Timetable

The Circle line runs every day of the week including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

First Service

The first service leaves Edgware Road Underground station at 5:03 from Monday to Saturday, and at 6:37 on Sundays, Paddington Underground station at 5:42 from Monday to Saturday, and at :42 on Sundays, and Hammersmith Underground station at 5:06 from Monday to Saturday, and at 6:21 on Sundays.

Last Service

The last service leaves Edgware Road Underground station at 23:47 from Monday to Friday, at 23:31 on Saturdays, at 23:27 on Sundays, Paddington Underground station at 00:02 from Monday to Saturday, and at 23:42 on Sundays, and Hammersmith Underground station at 23:21 from Monday to Friday, at 23:31 on Saturdays, and at 23:11 on Sundays.

You can find the full Circle line timetable on the TFL website.