Getting around over Christmas: Travel information for Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Christmas Day

All tube services will be closed and there will be no daytime or Night buses operated by London Buses.

The Oxford Tube will operate a special service between Oxford and London Victoria until 1900, calling at Heathrow Airport Central bus station in both directions instead of Hillingdon station.

Boxing Day


Due to a tube strike from Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) a reduced service will operate from 8.30am on all lines with last trains at Sunday times. For information about the strike see our article here.

Here are the details on Boxing Day tube services:

Bakerloo line: Marylebone and South Kenton will be closed.

Central line: there will be no service between Hainault and Woodford. Chigwell, Fairlop, Grange Hill and Roding Valley will be closed.

Circle line: Blackfriars, Cannon Street and Farringdon will be closed.

District line: there will be no service
between Parsons Green and Wimbledon.
A rail replacement bus service will operate. Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Kensington (Olympia) and Upminster Bridge will be closed.

Hammersmith & City line: Farringdon will be closed.

Metropolitan line: there will be no service between Baker Street and Aldgate (use Circle and Hammersmith & City lines instead).

No Chiltern Railways between Aylesbury and For further information, call TrainTracker on Marylebone.

0871 200 49 50, available 24 hours a day, including Christmas Day.

Northern line: there will be no service between Camden Town and High Barnet/Mill Hill East.
A rail replacement bus service will operate.

Piccadilly line: there will be no service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge (use Metropolitan line instead). North Ealing will be closed.

Waterloo & City line: no service.


From 8.30am a Sunday service will operate on all routes


Licensed taxis (black cabs) offer an accessible service on Christmas Day (subject to local availability). To book call One Number Taxi Bookings on 0871 871 8710. There is a £4 extra charge on Christmas Day.

Here are some local taxi services that will be operating over Christmas and Boxing Day


Lewisham Cars- 020 8314 1515 – 28 Rushey Green,London

L B C – 020 8695 6633 – 10A Randlesdown Rd, London

Tower Hamlets

Star Cabs – 020 7538 5555 – 72 Bow Road, London

Bow Church – 07930 432 511 – 246 Bow Road, Poplar


Jimac Cars – 020 8985 5151 – 205 Lower Clapton Road, London

Mare Street Cars – 020 8986 4211 – 155A Mare Street, London


Clockhouse Radio Cars – 020 86808680 – Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1PA

Croydon Cars -
 020 86864000 – Leon House, 233 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 9XT

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