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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday 07:15 - 20:00
Sunday 10:15 - 17:30
Weekdays06:45 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 2
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Kiosk on Platform 2
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
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 notes<p>Bicycle rack located on station entrance. Users need to provide own padlock.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Step free access between platforms 3 (Barking Line) and 3 (Eastbound Stratford Line), but not elsewhere.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

contact taxi operator directly

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 Clapham JunctionLondon Overground22:531Late
to Stratford (London)London Overground22:582On time
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground23:011On time
to Stratford (London)London Overground23:072On time
to BarkingLondon Overground23:103On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stratford (London)London Overground22:521Late
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground22:572On time
from BarkingLondon Overground22:593On time
from Stratford (London)London Overground23:001On time
from Richmond (London)London Overground23:062On time
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