Hammersmith & City Line map
Hammersmith & City Line Overview
The Hammersmith & City Line of the London Underground network crosses London from the west to the east. It connects the district of Hammersmith in the west to the city of Barking in the east, through the city centre of the English capital. Opened in 1990, a part of the line was used for the first time in 1863. The line is used by 115,000,000 passengers each year. It has a length of 15 miles and 29 stations. The Hammersmith & City Line is the Pink Line on the Tube map of London.
London Hammersmith & City Line Service Status
Tourist attractions on the Hammersmith & City Line
- The Shepherd’s Bush Empire, famous theatre and music venue, is located close to Goldhawk Road Underground station.
- Loftus Road, stadium hosting the home games of the Queen’s Park Rangers FC, is located at walking distance from Wood Lane tube station.
- Westfield London, the largest commercial centre in London and one of the largest in the UK, is also accessible from Wood Lane station.
- Portobello Road Market, and its antiques market on Saturdays is close to Ladbroke Grove Underground station.
- The Sherlock Holmes Museum, dedicated to the famous fictional detective, and Madame Tussauds, one of the most famous wax museum in the world, are located next to Baker Street tube station.
- Regent’s Park, one of the Royal Parks of London, the Holy Trinity Church, a former Anglican church built to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon, and the BT Tower, the huge communications tower of the English capital, are accessible from Great Portland Street station.
- The Barbican Centre, the largest performing arts centre in Europe, St Bartholomew the Great, a beautiful Anglican church, and the Museum of London, which holds the history of the English capital, stand close to Barbican Underground station.
- Whitechapel Gallery, a famous art gallery opened in 1901, and Petticoat Lane Market, a traditional clothing and fashion market, are located close to Aldgate East station.
- Victoria Park and Mile End Park, 2 very popular parks of London, are accessible from Mile End tube station.
- Boleyn Ground, the stadium of the West Ham United FC, stands at walking distance from Upton Park station.
Hammersmith & City Line stations
- Hammersmith is the western terminus of the line. Travelcard Zone 2. Wheelchair accessible.
- Goldhawk Road is located close to Loftus Road and to the South entrance of Shepherd’s Bush Market. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Shepherd’s Bush Market serves the marketplace which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Wood Lane is located north to Shepherd’s Bush. Travelcard Zone 2. Wheelchair accessible.
- Latimer Road is located in North Kensington. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Ladbroke Grove is the closest station to Portobello Road Market. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Westbourne Park is located close to Harrow Road. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Royal Oak stands on Lord Hill’s Bridge. It is very busy during Notting Hill Carnival. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Paddington serves London Paddington railway station. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
- Edgware Road was one the scenes of the London bombings in 2005. 6 passengers died in the attack. Travelcard Zone 1.
- Baker Street serves the Sherlock Holmes Museum and Madame Tussauds. Travelcard Zone 1.
- Great Portland Street is located right next to Regent’s Park. Travelcard Zone 1.
- Euston Square is located at the corner of Euston Road and Gower Street. Travelcard Zone 1.
- King’s Cross St. Pancras serves King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
- Farringdon is located in Central London. It was inaugurated in 1863 as the terminus of the Metropolitan Railway. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
- Barbican is located inside the City of London. Travelcard Zone 1.
- Moorgate was the site of the worst London Underground accident in 1975, 43 people were killed. Travelcard Zone 1.
- Liverpool Street is connected to the railway station which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 1.
- Aldgate East serves the Whitechapel Art Gallery and Petticoat Lane Market. Travelcard Zone 1.
- Whitechapel is located close to the Royal London Hospital, and is famous for being the area of Jack the Ripper murders. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Stepney Green serves the Mile End campus of Queen Mary, University of London. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Mile End is located very close to Victoria Park and Mile End Park. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Bow Road is located in Bow, east London, and connected to Bow Church DLR station. Travelcard Zone 2.
- Bromley-by-Bow is located on the Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach Road. Travelcard Zone 2-3.
- West Ham station stands on Manor Road and Memorial Avenue in West Ham, east London. Travelcard Zone 2-3. Wheelchair accessible.
- Plaistow, as its name suggests it, is located on Plaistow Road. Travelcard Zone 3.
- Upton Park serves the stadium of the West Ham Football team, Boleyn Ground. Travelcard Zone 3.
- East Ham is one of the most used suburban Underground station, with more than 14,000,000 passengers every year. Travelcard Zone 3-4. Wheelchair accessible.
- Barking is the eastern terminus of the line. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
The Hammersmith & City Line serves different important transportation sites
- London Paddington train station is accessible from Paddington Underground station. It is served by the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect lines, to reach Heathrow airport. You can also take there a train to the southwest of England and Wales.
- King’s Cross railway station is served by King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station. You can take there a train to different destinations in the north, such as Leeds, Newcastle, and even to Scotland.
- St Pancras train station is also accessible from King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station. You can take there the Eurostar to Paris or Brussels.
- Liverpool Street railway station is served by the Underground station of the same name. It is served by the Stansted Express, to reach London Stansted Airport. You can also take there a train to Amsterdam and the Netherlands, and to the eastern part of England, Norwich and Cambridge in particular
The Hammersmith & City Line is connected to the following London Underground lines
- Circle Line at Hammersmith, Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush Market, Wood Lane, Latimer Road, Ladbroke Grove, Westbourne Park and Royal Oak.
- Bakerloo Tube Line, Circle Line and District Tube Line at Paddington and Edgware Road.
- Bakerloo Tube Line, Circle Line, Jubilee Line and Metropolitan Tube Line at Baker Street.
- Circle Line and Metropolitan Line at Great Portland Street and Euston Square.
- Circle Tube Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line and Victoria Tube Line at King’s Cross St. Pancras.
- Circle Tube Line and Metropolitan Line at Farringdon and Barbican.
- Circle Line, Metropolitan Tube Line and Northern Tube Line at Moorgate.
- Central Tube Line, Circle Line and Metropolitan Tube Line at Liverpool Street.
- District Line at Aldgate East, Whitechapel and Stepney Green.
- Central Line and District Tube Line at Mile End.
- District Line at Bow Road and Bromley-by-Bow.
- District Tube Line and Jubilee Tube Line at West Ham.
- District Line at Plaistow, Upton Park, East Ham and Barking.
The Hammersmith & City Line is connected to the following London Overground lines
- Lea Valley Lines at Liverpool Street.
- Gospel Oak to Barking Line at Barking.
Hammersmith & City Line Timetable
The Hammersmith & City line runs every day of the week including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
The first service leaves Hammersmith Underground station at 4:57 from Monday to Saturday, and at 7:07 on Sundays, and Barking Underground station at 5:01 from Monday to Saturday, and at 6:26 on Sundays.
The last service leaves Hammersmith Underground station at 23:25 from Monday to Friday, at 23:55 on Saturdays, and at 23:54 on Sundays, and Barking Underground station at 23:25 from Monday to Friday, at 23:35 on Saturday, and at 23:15 on Sundays.
You can find the full Hammersmith & City line timetable on the TFL website.