Tube Strike Travel
How to get to the Barbican and LSO St Luke's without using the London Underground
There are several events at the Barbican and LSO St Luke's during the planned Tube strikes in London on 5 & 6 February and 12 & 13 February 2014. Barbican station is closed, and the Circle Line is not running. Here are some alternative modes of transport to try!
First Capital Connect
The Thameslink route, operated by First Capital Connect, runs a service through central London, calling at Farringdon. The Barbican and LSO St Luke's are about 10-15 minutes' walk away. Useful stations include West Hampstead, Hendon, Cricklewood, Kentish Town, Blackfriars, Elephant & Castle and London Bridge.
The Great Northern Route calls at Old Street and terminates at Moorgate, which is about 10 minutes' walk away from the Barbican. Useful stations on this route include Highbury & Islington, Alexandra Palace, Hornsey and New Barnet.
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The TFL website reports that the Northern Line is running a complete service. Old Street and Moorgate stations (Bank branch) are close by to both the Barbican and LSO St Luke's. Please note that Angel Station is closed.
The nearest bus route is the 153, which runs along Chiswell Street and the Beech Street tunnel under the Barbican Centre. Other routes run nearby, including 43, 21, 76, 141, 214, 271 which all run along Moorgate (10 mins walk), 4 and 56 which run along Aldersgate (stopping outside Barbican Tube Station) and 100 which runs along London Wall. Nos 243 and 55 run along Old Street and stop outside LSO St Luke's.
Several other routes run along Cheapside past St Paul's Cathedral and Bank Tube Station, which is about 15 minutes' walk away.
Boris Bikes (Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme)
If you can find available Boris Bikes, there is a docking station outside the Barbican Centre on Silk Street, and further docking stations on Moorgate (10 mins walks), Aldersgate (5 mins walk), Golden Lane (5 mins walk), Bunhill Row (5 mins walk) and Wood Street (10 mins walk). The closest docking station to LSO St Luke's is outside Old Street Tube Station.
Although it's not exactly great weather for a stroll and it feels like the Barbican Centre is tucked away a bit, walking to the Barbican is fairly easy. Signage around the area has recently been improved.
> Plan your journey on the TFL website