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Trains to West Hampstead

In the 16th century West Hampstead was known as West End. This all changed when the railway arrived in 1888 - the station was built on West End Lane, but named West Hampstead to avoid confusion with the West End in central London. The station serves the London Overground and is in Travelcard Zone 2. In 2015, Tfl produced plans for the £7m development of a new station, with the current building turned into retail units. Part of the reason for these plans is the amount of traffic surging through the station - a huge 3 million passengers a year. West Hampstead has one of London's most village-like high streets, peppered with boutiques, restaurants and cafes. The green oasis of Hampstead Heath, with its woodland trails and tranquil ponds, is only a short walk away, as are the cinema and leisure complexes of Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage. Local highlights include The Tricycle Theatre and West End Lane Books, which has children's story sessions twice a week.

Station details & facilities

West Hampstead station can be accessed at street level from West End Lane. The entrance opens into a concourse with two ticket machines on the left and a ticket counter tucked away behind a wall on the right hand side. Beyond the ticket barriers take the left-hand staircase for platform 1 (towards Richmond and Clapham Junction) and the right-hand staircase for platform 2 (towards Stratford). There is a small coffee shop at the station entrance.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:45 - 20:45
    Saturday 07:15 - 14:15
    Sunday 10:15 - 17:30
  • Travel card zone : Zone 2
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0845 330 9882


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : High street shops



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 0
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Ticket office has step-free access from street only.

  • Ramps for train access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    contact taxi operator directly

Trains to West Hampstead


West Hampstead Railway Station, West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 2LJ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:45 - 20:45
Saturday 07:15 - 14:15
Sunday 10:15 - 17:30

Useful links when visiting West Hampstead by train