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Limehouse ⇄ Temple Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Limehouse to Temple is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Circle tube lines, changing trains at Tower Hill

  1. From Limehouse take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave train at Tower Gateway and walk 3 mins to Tower Hill
  3. Change at Tower Hill to the Circle Line
  4. Leave the train at Temple

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 34 mins

Stations on the route: Limehouse ➜ Shadwell ➜ Tower Gateway [leave train] Walk 3 mins to Tower Hill [change train] Tower Hill ➜ Monument ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Mansion House ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Temple

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and Circle

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Limehouse to Embankment, Limehouse to Covent Garden and Limehouse to Blackfriars

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Limehouse tube station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Temple station is not wheelchair accessible

Limehouse station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (7 steps up +2x16 steps up)

Temple station exit – You must use three flights of stairs from the platforms to the booking hall (6 steps up +7 steps up +16 steps up from the eastbound platform, and 5 steps up +4 steps up +19 steps up from the westbound platform). After that there’s another flight of 10 stairs to the Temple Place exit, but the Victoria Embankment exit is on the level

The journey from Temple to Limehouse is in fare zones 1&2 and you’ll have to use the District, London Overground and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Whitechapel and

  1. From Temple take the District Line
  2. Change at Whitechapel to the London Overground
  3. Change at Shadwell to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at Limehouse

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 37 mins

Stations on the route: Temple ➜ Blackfriars ➜ Mansion House ➜ Cannon Street ➜ Monument ➜ Tower Hill ➜ Aldgate East ➜ Whitechapel [change train] Whitechapel ➜ Shadwell [change train] Shadwell ➜ Limehouse

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the District, London Overground and DLR

First and last train times on the District line

Tube times for the District line

Alternative routes include Temple to Embankment, Temple to Covent Garden and Temple to Blackfriars

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Temple underground station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Limehouse station is not wheelchair accessible

Temple station entrance – The Victoria Embankment entrance and booking hall are on the level, but you must use one flight of 10 stairs from the Temple Place entrance. After that you must use another three flights of stairs to the platforms (16 steps down +7 steps down +6 steps down to the eastbound platform, and 19 steps down +4 steps down +5 steps down to the westbound platform)

Changing tube line at Whitechapel – You can use escalators from the Elizbeth line, and lifts from all the other platforms

Changing tube line at Shadwell – You must use stairs when changing between the DLR and London Overground platforms

Limehouse station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +7 steps down)

Tube fare between Limehouse and Temple

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-2. The cheapest fare is £2.80 off-peak (£3.40 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 Limehouse ⇄ Temple 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 1-2 fare £6.70 £3.40 £2.80 £8.50 £8.50
Travelcard prices from Limehouse ⇄ Temple 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
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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 – They stations are 3¼ miles apart and you could walk the distance in around one hour

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 fares · Senior citizen bus fares · Children’s bus fares

Travel by taxi – A 3¼ mile taxi journey between Temple train station and Limehouse should cost approximately £14.30 to £24.60 and take 14-27 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Temple station