Hampstead tube station

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Hampstead London Underground
Hampstead station building.JPG
Station building in 2008
Hampstead is located in Greater London
Location of Hampstead in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2 and 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2014Increase 4.36 million[1]
2015Increase 4.56 million[1]
2016Increase 4.64 million[1]
2017Increase 4.83 million[1]
2018Decrease 4.49 million[2]
Railway companies
Original companyCCE&HR
Key dates
22 June 1907Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′25″N 0°10′42″W / 51.5569°N 0.1783°W / 51.5569; -0.1783Coordinates: 51°33′25″N 0°10′42″W / 51.5569°N 0.1783°W / 51.5569; -0.1783
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Hampstead is a London Underground station in Hampstead, North London. The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Golders Green and Belsize Park stations, and is the northernmost subterranean station on the branch. The station is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3.

Designed by architect Leslie Green, the station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway. Located at the junction of Heath Street and Hampstead High Street, the name Heath Street was proposed for the station before opening: indeed, the original tiled station signs on the platform walls still read Heath Street. Because Hampstead is on a steep hill, the station platforms are the deepest on the London Underground network, at 58.5 metres (192 ft) below ground level.[3][4] It also has the deepest lift shaft on the Underground at 55 metres (180 ft) and houses high-speed lifts. They were previously Otis lifts, but were modernised by the Wadsworth Lift Company,[5] and again in 2014 by Accord.

To the north, between Hampstead and Golders Green stations, is the uncompleted North End or Bull & Bush station. London Overground's Hampstead Heath station on the North London Line is a 10–15 minute walk east.

The station is 4.3 miles (7 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross as the crow flies.

Tiling on the southbound platform, showing the original proposed name, "Heath Street"


London Buses routes 46 and 268, schools service 603 and night bus N5 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007-2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ Wolmar, Christian (2005) [2004]. The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever. Atlantic Books. ISBN 1-84354-023-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  4. ^ "Key facts". Transport for London. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  5. ^ Wadsworth Lift Company

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Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington
  Abandoned plans  
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington