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 Saturday, November 29, 2008

109 journeys between Central London Tube stations that are quicker by foot than Tube
(according to this map, from Legible London's Yellow Book - page 30)

Aldgate to: Aldgate East, Bank
Aldgate East to: Aldgate
Angel to: Chancery Lane
Bank to: Aldgate, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Liverpool Street, Mansion House, Monument, Moorgate, St Paul's
Barbican to: Blackfriars, Chancery Lane, Mansion House, St Paul's
Blackfriars to: Bank, Barbican, Borough, Chancery Lane, Covent Garden, Farringdon, Holborn, St Paul's, Southwark, Waterloo
Bond Street to: Goodge Street, Green Park, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus
Borough to: Blackfriars, Mansion House, Southwark,
Cannon Street to: Bank, London Bridge, Mansion House, Monument, Moorgate, Southwark
Chancery Lane to: Angel, Barbican, Blackfriars, Farringdon, Holborn, Temple
Covent Garden - quicker to walkCovent Garden to: Blackfriars, Charing Cross, Embankment, Holborn, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Temple, Tottenham Court Road
Elephant & Castle to: Southwark
Embankment to: Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Temple, Waterloo
Euston to: Euston Square, Great Portland Street, Regent's Park, Russell Square, Warren Street
Euston Square to: Euston, Goodge Street, Warren Street
Farringdon to: Blackfriars, Chancery Lane, Holborn, St Paul's, Temple
Great Portland Street to: Euston, Goodge Street, Regent's Park, Warren Street
Green Park to: Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus
Goodge Street to: Bond Street, Euston Square, Great Portland Street, Oxford Circus, Regent's Park, Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, Warren Street
Holborn to: Blackfriars, Chancery Lane, Covent Garden, Farringdon
Hyde Park Corner to: Victoria
King's Cross St Pancras: it's quicker by tube
Leicester Square to: Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road
Lambeth North to: Southwark, Waterloo, Westminster
Liverpool Street to: Bank, Monument, Moorgate
London Bridge to: Cannon Street, Mansion House, Monument
Mansion House to: Bank, Barbican, Blackfriars, Borough, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Moorgate, St Paul's, Southwark
Marble Arch to: Bond Street
Monument to: Bank, Cannon Street, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Moorgate
Moorgate to: Bank, Cannon Street, Liverpool Street, Mansion House, Monument, St Paul's
Old Street: it's quicker by tube
Oxford Circus to: Bond Street, Goodge Street
Piccadilly Circus to: Covent Garden, Green Park, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road
Pimlico: it's quicker by tube
Regent's Park to: Euston, Goodge Street, Great Portland Street, Warren Street
Russell Square to: Euston, Goodge Street, Warren Street
St James's Park: it's quicker by tube
St Paul's to: Bank, Barbican, Blackfriars, Farringdon, Mansion House, Moorgate
Southwark to: Blackfriars, Borough, Cannon Street, Elephant & Castle, Lambeth North, Mansion House, Temple, Waterloo
Temple to: Chancery Lane, Covent Garden, Embankment, Farringdon, Southwark, Waterloo
Tottenham Court Road to: Covent Garden, Goodge Street, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus
Tower Hill: it's quicker by tube
Victoria to: Hyde Park Corner
Warren Street to: Euston, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Great Portland Street, Regent's Park, Russell Square
Waterloo to: Blackfriars, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Embankment, Lambeth North, Southwark, Temple
Westminster to: Charing Cross, Lambeth North

• Roughly speaking, only stations located within the Congestion Charge zone have been included (so no Vauxhall to Oval, and no Bayswater to Queensway)
• I'm not sure precisely how the map was put together, but I'm assuming it's based on surface-to-surface timings (down to the platform, wait for train, catch train, back up to street level)
• I suspect the map has some omissions (and I'm certain they've missed out Chancery Lane to Farringdon, so I've included that)
• The longest journey where it's quicker to walk is Angel to Chancery Lane (1.1 miles)
• The six stations where it's most probably best to walk are Bank, Blackfriars, Covent Garden, Goodge Street, Mansion House and Southwark
• Yes, I know there are more than 109 journeys listed here, because I've counted each journey in both directions.
• And yes, I know there probably aren't exactly 218, but I can't be bothered to count them properly.
• Should QI ever link to this page, three years into the future, please note it is not true that "There are 109 journeys between London’s Tube stations that are quicker to walk". But in Central London, maybe.

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