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Shoreditch Transportation

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Shoreditch is spoilt for transportation options, including London Overland and bus routes that link the area with the rest of London and the surrounding region. There are also ample parking options in Shoreditch. The following provides an overview of transport options in and around Shoreditch.

London Underground

In 2005, the East London Line Extension was announced to replace underground service with a new mainline London Overground service. The Shoreditch tube station was closed in June 2006 and the East London Line itself was closed in 2007 as part of work related to extending the line. Opened in 1876, the station was the northern terminus of the East London Line. The station was unique in that is featured a single platform and a single track, one of only a few tube stations with such a configuration.

Located next to the former Bishopsgate Goods Yard, the old Shoreditch station is now at the heart of new residential and commercial development. The Goodsyard Project will create up to 1,500 new homes in addition to new offices, shops and public spaces. As part of the redevelopment of the area, the station will be demolished and its bricks will be used for a new residential block. Today, the nearest tube station to Shoreditch is Liverpool Street.

London Overground

The East London Line extension project brought London Overground service to Shoreditch in April 2010. Shoreditch High Street Station was built on the former Bishopsgate terminus, which sat on the Eastern Counties Railway line. The accessible station is enclosed in a concrete box, which allows redevelopment and other building works on the Bishopsgate site to continue without requiring the station or London Overground line to close.

Shoreditch High Street station is situated on Braithwaite Street and Bethnal Green Road, close to Shoreditch High Street. It features two platforms and is located within Zone 1. Shoreditch High Street station sits between Whitechapel station to the south and Hoxton station to the north. Overground service to the station runs every five to ten minutes during the day, while on Sundays service runs every five to nine minutes before 13:00 and every seven to nine minutes afterwards.


The closest rail station is London Liverpool Street. The station is a major terminus with connections to the London Underground, the West Anglia Main Line to Cambridge, the Great Eastern Main Line to Norwich, and regional train services through the East of England. The station is also served by the Stansted Express to London Stansted Airport. London Liverpool Street Station will also be served by the Crossrail service by 2018. According to the Office of Rail Regulation, the station served more than 63 million people in 2013-14.

London Buses

Several bus routes serve Shoreditch High Street station, including route 5 towards Dalston Junction and routes 26, 35, 47, 48, 67, 78, 149 and 242 towards Algate, Bank or Monument. The station is also connected by routes 8 and 388 towards Bank, routes 26, 48, 78, 149 and 242 towards Dalston Junction or Cambridge Heath, routes 8, 35, 47, 135, 205 and 388 towards Bethnal Green or Old Street, and routes 135 and 205 towards Liverpool Street. Several night routes also serve the area, including N8, N26, N35 and N205.


There are a range of car parks in Shoreditch, including public, private and street parking. Great Eastern Street NCP, Paul Street NCP and Clere Stret NCP are all within a five minute walk from Shoreditch High Street station. Other car parks in the area include the Leonard Street Car Park and the Spitalfields Car Park, which are also within five minutes of the station.

Cycle Routes

Official cycle routes serving Shoreditch include Route 39, which links Hyde Park with Whitechapel. The route includes a section between Spitalfields and Whitechapel via Shoreditch High Street. Route 9 from Walthamstow and London Bridge also passes through Shoreditch.