London walking map: how long will it take to walk between stations

London walking map: how long will it take to walk between stations

A map of the London Underground

Rail strikes are poised to cause chaos among commuters (Image: Getty)

London commuters have faced another spell of travel chaos as bus, train and tube workers go on strike once again.

Today (19 August) thousands of members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union and Unite on the London Underground will strike for 24 hours as the long-running dispute over jobs, pensions and conditions continues labor.

But if you still can’t avoid going to London for something important, how are you going to get around?

Walking could be an option, depending on your route.

Transport for London (TfL) actually has a handy walking tube map that reveals how many minutes it takes on average to walk between stations.

Schedules of rides on the London tube packed

The full walking map (Image: Transport for London)

TfL wrote alongside the map: ‘Walking can be a quick and easy way to get around, especially when traveling during the busiest times, which are 5:45am to 8:15am and 4:00pm to 5:00pm. 30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

‘This map shows how long it takes to walk between stations on the same line.’

The results are quite useful, with most stations in central London within 10 minutes of each other.

Many of us knew this anyway, and most of us aren’t lucky enough to live in central London, so looking a little further afield is where things start to get interesting.

For example, walking from Elephant and Castle to London Bridge will only take 22 minutes, which is doable right?

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Camden Town to Euston also takes just 19 minutes.

Caledonian Road to King’s Cross takes 27 minutes, and Highbury and Islington to King’s Cross takes 35 minutes, two regularly busy tube routes.

But if you live on Canada Water and go to Canary Wharf, you might have to think again, as the walk apparently takes 144 minutes (the River Thames gets in the way).

Please note that the Elizabeth Line is not included on the map.

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