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Kensington Olympia has had an erratic history, with a series of closures and name changes since the West London Railway opened the first station in 1844. It was known as Addison Road Station until a major closure in 1940, when WW2 all but halted traffic on the line. When it reopened in 1946 it was named Kensington (Olympia), in reference to the Olympia London exhibition centre next door. In operation since 1886, has hosted everything from Jimi Hendrix concerts to the annual Crufts dog show. Today the station serves London Overground and London Underground trains and is located in Travelcard Zone 2. National Rail maps and timetables register it as Kensington Olympia, the London Underground as Kensington (Olympia) and on the automated announcements on the District line it is simply known as Olympia. The former name Addison Road Station also appears embossed on the wall by the station's eastern exit.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:25 - 20:30
Saturday 08:25 - 15:00
Sunday 09:15 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 2
Left LuggageUnavailable
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
ATM notes
Located opposite the Olympia Way entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

Clapham Junction

Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Via ticket office

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameOlympia
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces60
Carpark charges
Daily£6-10 hrs £24.00, 10 hrs + £32.00
Off-peak£6 per 2 hours, minimum charge
Per Hour£6 per 2 hours, minimum charge
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces14
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
2 racks South Bound platform 1 and North Bound platform 2
Cycle storage notes<p>Large number of bicycle racks on station. Users need to provide own padlock.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Northbound platform and District Line platform fully accessible. Southbound platform is via footbridge, and there is level access via a rear entrance to the station, but there is not accessible interchange to the other platform

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

contact taxi operator directly

The station's main concourse is off Olympia Way, and houses a ticket desk and toilets, including accessible facilities. It leads onto platform 2 (towards Stratford and Milton Keynes). For direct access to the platform and ticket machines, use the side gate. Platform 1 (for the District Line) is a bay behind the station buildings, and access to platform 3 (towards Croydon and Clapham) is via the Russell Road entrance or a footbridge. For Olympia, exit on the platform 2 side.

Departures and arrivals from Kensington Olympia

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kensington Olympia station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground23:583Early
to Stratford (London)London Overground07:08Scheduled
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground07:16Scheduled
to Stratford (London)London Overground07:20Scheduled
to SelhurstSouthern07:223On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stratford (London)London Overground23:583Early
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground07:08Scheduled
from Stratford (London)London Overground07:16Scheduled
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground07:20Scheduled
from Watford JunctionSouthern07:213On time
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