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Gospel Oak is a busy commuter station in north London, offering London Overground services eastbound towards Barking and Stratford, and westbound towards Clapham Junction and Richmond. Opened in 1860, it was built on two brick arches that carry the rail line across the busy Gordon House Road, where you’ll find some local shops and pubs – there are more on the even busier Highgate Road, a five-minute walk to the east. Gospel Oak is also the location of the southern entrance to Hampstead Heath.

A 15-minute stroll through this famous green space will bring you to Parliament Hill, whose spectacular views across London are protected by law. The Parliament Hill Lido, right outside the station, is a popular outdoor swimming pool, built in 1937. It’s open all day from May to September, and for early-morning swims in the winter months. There’s more open-air swimming available at Highgate Ponds, just east of Parliament Hill. Gospel Oak is also the nearest station to Kenwood House

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:30:00 until 20:30:00
  • Saturday open from 07:15:00 until 14:15:00
  • Sunday open from 09:15:00 until 16:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneGospel Oak is in Zone 2
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Kiosk on Platform 2
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
No step-free access to/from platform 1. The lift serving the westbound platform (for trains towards Richmond and Clapham Junction via Willesden Junction) is out of service until early 2020.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
By Calling Customer Services on 0845 601 4867.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces3
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station forecourt
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Gospel Oak station does not have a taxi rank. Advance booking of cabs is essential. Consider using the following operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Gospel Oak has three platforms; services to Clapham Junction and Richmond depart from platform 1, to Stratford from platform 2, and Barking from platform 3. From the entrance on Gordon House Road, the ticket office leads to a subway connecting the platforms. There are lifts for step-free access, and wheelchair accessible toilets on platform 2. There are waiting shelters on all three platforms, and a small kiosk on platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Gospel Oak

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Gospel Oak station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to GunnersburyLondon Overground09:45On time
to GunnersburyLondon Overground09:51On time
to GunnersburyLondon Overground09:57On time
to GunnersburyLondon Overground10:06On time
to GunnersburyLondon Overground10:12On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Camden RoadLondon Overground09:51On time
from Camden RoadLondon Overground09:57On time
from Camden RoadLondon Overground10:06On time
from Camden RoadLondon Overground10:10On time
from Camden RoadLondon Overground10:12On time
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