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Leicester Square ⇄ Monument Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Leicester Square to Monument is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the Northern and District tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From Leicester Square take the Northern Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the District Line
  3. Leave the train at Monument

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 20 mins

Stations on the route: Leicester Square ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Northern and District

First and last train times on the Northern line

Tube times for the Northern line

Alternative routes include Leicester Square to Cannon Street, Leicester Square to Bank and Leicester Square to Tower Hill

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leicester Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Monument station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs from the Cranbourn Street entrance and the booking hall (18 steps down +13 steps down), or two flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road eastside entrance (20 steps down +13 steps down), or three flights of stairs from the Charing Cross Road westside entrance (7 steps down +13 steps down +11 steps down). After that you must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs down to the platforms

Changing tube line at Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Monument station exit[1] You must use an escalator from the Central line platforms to the booking hall, or two escalators plus two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (14 steps down +15 steps down), or three escalators plus five flights of stairs from the DLR platforms (2x12 steps up +10 steps down +11 steps down +12 steps down), or an escalator plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line platforms (21 steps up +13 steps up +8 steps up +16 steps up), or a long ramp plus a long travelator from the Waterloo & City line platforms. After that you must use two flights of stairs to the Poultry/​Mansion House Street exits (4 steps up +16 steps up), or two flights to the Threadneedle Street northside exit (11 steps up +9 steps up), or one flight to the Threadneedle Street southside/​Cornhill northside exits (19 steps up), or two flights to the Cornhill southside exit (6 steps up +16 steps up), or one flight to the Mansion House Place/​Queen Victoria Street northside exits (20 steps up), or one flight to the Queen Victoria Street southside exit (18 steps up). [2] You must use a lift (or an escalator) plus three flights of stairs from the Central line platforms to the booking hall (16 steps up +8 steps up +13 steps up, or a lift plus an escalator plus three flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (+14 steps down +15 steps down +21 steps up), or two lifts and two escalators from the DLR platforms, or a lift plus one flight of stairs from the Northern line platforms (21 steps up), or two lifts plus three flights of stairs from the Waterloo & City line platforms (16 steps up +8 steps up +13 steps up). After that you must use a lift to the King William Street exit (or two flights of 9, 16 stairs). [3] You must use an escalator plus eight flights of stairs from the Central line platforms to the booking hall (+16 steps down +8 steps down +13 steps down +21 steps down +15 steps up +14 steps up +2x12 steps up), or two flights of stairs from the Circle/​District line platforms (15 steps up +7 steps from the eastbound platform, or 2x12 steps from the westbound platform), or two escalators plus two flights of stairs from the DLR platforms (2x12 steps up), or an escalator plus four flights of stairs from the Northern line platforms (15 steps up, 14 steps up +2x12 steps up), or an escalator plus five flights of stairs from the Waterloo & City line platforms (21 steps down +15 steps up 14 steps up +2x12 steps up). After that you must use one flight of stairs to the Fish Street Hill exit (6 steps up), or one flight to the Great Tower Street exit (16 steps up), or three flights to the Cannon Street exit (5 steps down +5 steps up +19 steps up)

The journey from Monument to Leicester Square is in fare zone 1 and you’ll have to use the District and Northern tube lines, changing trains at Embankment

  1. From Monument take the District Line
  2. Change at Embankment to the Northern Line
  3. Leave the train at Leicester Square

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 19 mins

Stations on the route: Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple ➜ Embankment [change train] Embankment ➜ Charing Cross ➜ Leicester Square

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District and Northern

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Monument to Cannon Street, Monument to Bank and Monument to Tower Hill

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Monument underground station is not wheelchair accessible

Leicester Square station is not wheelchair accessible

Monument station entrance[1] To get to the booking hall from the Poultry/​Mansion House Street entrances you must use two flights of stairs (16 steps down +4 steps down), or two flights from the Threadneedle Street northside entrance (9 steps down +11 steps down), or one flight from the Threadneedle Street southside/​Cornhill northside entrances (19 steps down), or two flights from the Cornhill southside entrance (16 steps down +6 steps down), or one flight from the Mansion House Place/​Queen Victoria Street northside entrances (20 steps down), or one flight from the Queen Victoria Street southside entrance (18 steps down). After that you must use an escalator down to the Central line platforms, or two escalators plus two flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (15 steps up +14 steps up), or three escalators plus five flights of stairs to the DLR platforms (12 steps up +11 steps up +10 steps up +2x12 steps down), or an escalator plus four flights of stairs to the Northern line platforms (16 steps down +8 steps down +13 steps down +21 steps down), or a long ramp down plus a long travelator to the Waterloo & City line platforms. [2] To get to the booking hall from the King William Street entrance you must use a lift (or two flights of 9, 16 stairs). After that you must use a lift (or an escalator) plus three flights of stairs to the Central line platforms (13 steps down +8 steps down +16 steps down), or a lift plus an escalator plus three flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (21 steps down +15 steps up +14 steps up), or two lifts and two escalators to the DLR platforms, or a lift plus one flight of stairs to the Northern line platforms (21 steps down), or two lifts plus three flights of stairs to the Waterloo & City line platforms (13 steps down +8 steps down +16 steps down). [3] To get to the booking hall from the Fish Street Hill entrance you must use one flight of stairs (6 steps down), or one flight from the Great Tower Street entrance (16 steps down), or three flights from the Cannon Street entrance (19 steps down +5 steps down +5 steps up). After that you must use an escalator plus eight flights of stairs to the Central line platforms (2x12 steps down +14 steps down +15 steps down +21 steps up +13 steps up +8 steps up +16 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the Circle/​District line platforms (7 steps down +15 steps to the eastbound platform, or 2x12 steps to the westbound platform), or two escalators plus two flights of stairs to the DLR platforms (2x12 steps down), or an escalator plus four flights of stairs to the Northern line platforms (2x12 steps down, 14 steps down +15 steps down), or an escalator plus five flights of stairs to the Waterloo & City line platforms (2x12 steps down, 14 steps down +15 steps down +21 steps up)

Changing tube line at Embankment – You must use stairs when changing platforms

Leicester Square station exit – You must an escalator plus a flight of 20 stairs from the platforms to the booking hall. After that you must use two flights of stairs to the Cranbourn Street exit (13 steps up +18 steps up), or two flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road eastside exit (13 steps up +10 steps up), or three flights of stairs to the Charing Cross Road westside exit (11 steps up +13 steps up +7 steps up)

Tube fare between Leicester Square and Monument

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 1. The cheapest fare is £2.70 off-peak (£2.80 peak) when you pay by Oyster or contactless. There’s no return fare, you just pay the same as two single tickets

Cost of tube fare from Leicester Square ⇄ Monument Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare zone Cash Oyster & Contactless cards
Single fare Single fare Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 1 fare £6.70 £2.80 £2.70 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Leicester Square ⇄ Monument Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-2 travelcard n/a n/a £42.70 £164
Zone 1-4 travelcard £15.90 n/a £61.40 £235.80
Zone 1-6 travelcard £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299
Zone 1-9 travelcard £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40
See our complete list of Adult tube prices 2024, Senior tube prices 2024, Child tube prices 2024, Oyster prices 2024, Contactless prices 2024 and Travelcard prices 2024
Note: Tube journey prices are correct as of

Peak and off-peak journey times

For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30 AM-9.30 AM and 4 PM-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends are always classed as off-peak. Note: Between the 8th March and 31st May 2024 TFL are running a trial called ‘Off-Peak Friday Fares’, where Fridays will be classed as off-peak all day.

The fare is based on what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your journey ends.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – The distance to Leicester Square is about two miles, which would take 38-42 minutes to walk

Travel by bus – Single fare: £1.75 (you may need more than one bus); Daily cap: £5.25; Weekly cap: £24.70; 1-day travelcard: £6; Weekly travelcard: £24.70 – Adult bus prices 2024 · OAP bus prices 2024 · Kids bus prices 2024

Travel by taxi – A two mile journey between Monument underground station and Leicester Square station in a black taxicab should cost between £10.60 and £18.20 and take about 10-20 mins depending on the traffic

Travel by carCar parks near Leicester Square station and Monument