Here is an archive of the maps for each completed tube line walk. Links are provided to the blog pages where you can find more detailed maps and photos.
This page shows each individual underground walking route on a separate map. I also have a page where you can see all the routes merged together on a single tube walking map. Details regarding the length and time required to complete each section can be found on the walking log page.
- East London Line Walking Map
- Victoria Line Walking Map
- Waterloo & City Line Walking Map
- Hammersmith and City Line Walking Map
- Jubilee Line Walking Map
- Bakerloo Line Walking Map
- Circle Line Walking Map
- Picadilly Line Walking Map
- Central Line Walking Map
- Metropolitan Line Walking Map
- Northern Line Walking Map
- District Line Walking Map
When I did the East London Line tube walk (on 11th December 2007) it was the second shortest underground line. As of today (23rd December 2007) the line is no more. It closed yesterday, however you can still follow the route. Replacement buses run along the route which will get you back to civilisation.
The walk will take about five hours so you can easily do it in a single day.
Good places to stop if you need a drink / toilets are at the Tower of London (near Tower Bridge) and at the Surrey Quays shopping centre (between Canada Water and Surrey Quays).
I did the Victoria line underground walk over three separate days. However it would be easy to do it in two days. I only split it into three days due to a cramp in my calf muscle. The total walking time of the Victoria line is around 8-9 hours allowing time for some shop visits and taking photos.
Walking the Waterloo & City line will literally take you about an hour. It is more of a gentle stroll than a challenging walk. There are plenty of places to get food and drink along the way should the journey prove too arduous. Many restaurant and cafes are located on the river bank and in The City.
I completed the Hammersmith & City line tube walk over four separate days. It could easily be done in two days if you wanted.
The Jubilee line took me five days to walk. I probably averaged about three hours walking per day. You’ll need to allow plenty of time to get from Canada Water to Canning Town as you’ll have to cross the River Thames three times using foot tunnels that are some distance away from where you actually need to be.
Although I spent three days walking the Bakerloo underground line it should be a two day walk. The section from Harrow & Wealdstone to Warwick Avenue can be a bit samey at times, but the section from Warwick Avenue more than makes up for it.
If you are going to do one tube walk then the Circle line is the one to pick. It is very central (obviously), goes through many of London’s major sites and it is easy to get from one station to the next. You could do the whole line in two days without too much trouble. If you are a serious walker and start early and keep walking to the evening then I’m sure you could do it in a single day.
The Piccadilly line tube walk is the first of the ‘long’ underground lines that I have walked. I spread it out over 10 days but if you are a bit more organised you could do probably knock quite a number of days off the journey. The most interesting sections are the areas in central London and the walk around Heathrow airport but there is plenty to see over the length of the line.
Cockfosters to Southgate | Southgate to Manor House | Manor House to King’s Cross St. Pancras | King’s Cross St. Pancras to Green Park | Green Park to Earl’s Court | Earl’s Court to Acton Town | Acton Town to Osterley | Osterley to Hatton Cross | Hatton Cross to Heathrow (Heathrow Loop) | Acton Town to Sudbury Hill | Sudbury Hill to Uxbridge
The Central line is the longest line on the underground. It took me eight days to walk.
Epping to Debden | Debden to Woodford | Woodford to Leytonstone | Woodford to Stratford | Stratford to Liverpool Street | Liverpool Street to Oxford Circus | Oxford Circus to Queensway | Queensway to East Acton | East Acton to Ealing Broadway | North Acton to West Ruislip
The Metropolitan line took me 7 days to complete. It is the line that goes the furthest away from central London. Only the Metropolitan line has stations in zones 7-9.
Amersham to Chalfont & Latimer | Chesham to Chorleywood | Chorleywood to Moor Park | Watford to Moor Park | Moor Park to Harrow-on-the-Hill | Uxbridge to Harrow-on-the-Hill | Harrow-on-the-Hill to Finchley Road | Finchley Road to Aldgate
The Northern line is about 36 miles long. It took me just four days to complete – as this project has progressed the distance that I’ve been able to walk each day has definitely increased.
Edgware to Golders Green | Golders Green to Camden Town | High Barnet to Finchley Central | Mill Hill East to East Finchley | East Finchley to King’s Cross St. Pancras | King’s Cross St. Pancras to Kennington | Camden Town to Leicester Square | Leicester Square to Clapham North | Clapham North to Morden Tube
The District line took me six days to complete. The District line is the line with the most branches. There are six stations from which you could start or finish your walk. It proved to be an easy walk as the majority of the length of the line runs along the same route as other lines on the network.
Upminster to Dagenham East | Dagenham East to Barking | Barking to Bromley-by-Bow | Bromley-by-Bow to Tower Hill | Tower Hill to Westminster | Westminster to Earl’s Court | Earl’s Court to Turnham Green | Turnham Green to Ealing Broadway | Turnham Green to Richmond | Wimbledon to Earl’s Court | Kensington (Olympia) to Edgware Road