Warwick Avenue tube station

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Warwick Avenue London Underground
Warwick Avenue is located in Central London
Warwick Avenue
Warwick Avenue
Location of Warwick Avenue in Central London
Location Little Venice
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 Decrease 4.30 million[1]
2012 Increase 4.31 million[1]
2013 Increase 4.62 million[1]
2014 Decrease 4.51 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London Electric Railway
Key dates
31 January 1915 (1915-01-31) Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′24″N 0°11′01″W / 51.523270°N 0.183677°W / 51.523270; -0.183677

Warwick Avenue is a London Underground station near Little Venice in inner north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.


Warwick Avenue opened on 31 January 1915 on Bakerloo tube's extension from Paddington to Queen's Park.[2]

The ticket hall and its ticket machines were destroyed by fire overnight on 17 September 1985, causing the station to be closed for the day.[3]

Location and layout[edit]

The station is located at the junction of Warwick Avenue, Warrington Crescent and Clifton Gardens. For a time prior to its opening, the proposed name for the station was Warrington Crescent.[4]

There is no surface building and the station is accessed by two sets of steps to a sub-surface ticket hall. It was one of the first London Underground stations built specifically to use escalators rather than lifts.[5] A plain, utilitarian brick ventilation shaft has been built on the traffic island in the middle of the road to improve underground ventilation of the tunnels.


London Bus Routes 6, 46, 187 and 414 serve the station.

A regular waterbus service runs from nearby Little Venice along the Regent's Canal; during the summer months boats depart hourly towards London Zoo and Camden Lock.

The Regent's Canal and the Grand Union Canal are located to the south of the station which can be reached by going south down Warwick Avenue; it offers access to walk or cycle on the towpath. London Zoo and Regent's Park or Maida Hill and Westbourne Park can easily be reached via the towpath. As well as Paddington station and Little Venice and Paddington Basin nearby.

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Warwick Avenue" by Welsh singer Duffy makes reference to the station, released as a single in the UK and Ireland in May 2008. The song reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.[6]



  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  3. ^ "London Underground Ltd and Rapid Transit: Warwick Avenue Blaze". Journal of the Transport Ticket Society (Luton: Transport Ticket Society) (266): 78. February 1986. ISSN 0144-347X. 
  4. ^ Harris, Cyril M. (2006) [1977]. What's in a name?. Capital Transport. p. 74. ISBN 1-85414-241-0. 
  5. ^ The first escalator on the Underground was installed at Earl's Court in 1911. The first station built specifically for escalators was the new Central line station at Liverpool Street in 1912. All deep-tube stations built after 1913 were built with escalators - Wolmar, Christian (2004). "Beginning to Make Sense". The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever. Atlantic Books. pp. 205–206. ISBN 1-84354-023-1. 
  6. ^ "10 Great Songs about London". The London Helicopter. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

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