Transport for London

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London Underground

Central line map from Leytonstone

Leytonstone is in Zone 3 and 4 on the Central Line, about 15 minutes from the City of London and about 25 minutes from Oxford Street and just two stops from Stratford with connections to the Jubilee line, Docklands Light Railway, Eurostar, national railway services from Liverpool Street (to Norwich and Essex stations), and, when it opens in 2017 or thereabouts, Stratford will have a Crossrail station.

All eastbound Central Line trains stop at Leytonstone. Some terminate at Leytonstone, others take either the Epping branch or Hainault branch. Leytonstone tube is NOT step-free.

London Overground

Leytonstone High Road station, on the Barking-Gospel Oak branch of London Overground is approx 15 minutes walk from the tube or a short ride on the 257 bus (but if going north you have to get off at the stop before the church then walk 2-3 minutes because of the one-way system). Leytonstone High Road station is NOT step-free.


There are bus stations outside each exit of Leytonstone tube. Buses only serve one or the other bus station, depending on their destination.

The N8 night bus serves the High Road (Oxford Circus to Hainault) and the N55 runs along Whipps Cross Road (Oxford Circus to Woodford Wells).


See the bottom of the page and right hand column for links to the Highways Agency and traffic reports.

The M11 link road can be joined at the Green Man roundabout at the end of the High Road, giving direct road connections to the Blackwall Tunnel and the M11/M25 and A12.

The Green Man also connects with the A114 (Whipps Cross Road) to Lea Bridge Road at Whipps Cross roundabout and from there to Walthamstow, Hackney and to the Waterworks junction with the North Circular.

Thatched House, at the far souther end of Leytonstone, is the other main junction towards Leyton and Stratford.

With the Central line and M11 link road running through the middle of Leytonstone, the only road crossing points are at Cathall Road and Gainsborough Road linking the town centre and the western side of Leytonstone tube station.

The main roads through Leytonstone can get very congested and local residents would always advise using public transport wherever possible.


There are a number of cycle paths or routes through Leytonstone including parts of the High Road and along Whipps Cross Road. There are cycle racks at the tube station and other places. The Barclays ‘Boris’ hire bikes have not reached Leytonstone yet.