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High Street Kensington tube station

High Street Kensington
Entrance is through Kensington Arcade
High Street Kensington is located in Central London
High Street Kensington
Location of High Street Kensington in Central London
Location Kensington High Street
Local authority Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 11.99 million[1]
2012 12.90 million[1]
2013 13.46 million[1]
2014 13.78 million[1]
Key dates
1868 Opened
25 November 1963 Goods yard closed[2]
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

High Street Kensington is a London Underground station at Kensington High Street. 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. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. Kensington Arcade is the entrance to the station.

The station itself has four platforms - two through platforms and two bay platforms. Platform 1 is used for anti-clockwise Circle line and westbound District line 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 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 & 3 for customer use, but this was turned into a staff room for drivers shortly before the Circle line Hammersmith Extension 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:


  • Connections 1
  • Gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


London Buses routes 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 52, 70, 328, 452 and C1 and night bus routes N9, N28 and N31 serve the station. National Express Coaches 701/702 serve the station.


See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  
  2. ^ 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.  
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith (via Tower Hill)
Circle line
towards Edgware Road
towards Wimbledon
District line
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