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Bank London Underground and DLR Station

Metro Station and Light Rail Station
City of London, London
  • Kanga_Rue
    "pram/luggage & need to get from the Central Line to the DLR"(3 Tips)
    "... Bank also has more escalators than any other station on the tube, and..."(3 Tips)
    "commuters out the way to get to DLR platform"(3 Tips)
    Alexandre C.
    "Canary Wharf and Greenwich"(2 Tips)
33 Tips and reviews
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  • Heba .
    Heba 💜May 11, 2017
    I love how each station has its own history and story
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • David B.
    David BarkerAugust 10, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Access to DLR platforms is often restricted at peak times, which means you'll sometimes queue for 10/15 minutes.
  • Shuvani B.
    Shuvani BurtMay 16, 2016
    Very very busy during rush hour
  • I
    IFebruary 13, 2016
    Takes a long time to change between the lines especially if you are getting the Circle/District from Monument
  • Leanne
    LeanneDecember 6, 2015
    The distance between Bank and Monument on the tube map may be to scale! The ultimate fitness hike...
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 26, 2015
    Change here for DLR services to Eastern London, including Canary Wharf and Greenwich ;)
  • Ашли .
    Ашли 🤖July 23, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Do you like sweating? Do you like ignorant business people? Do you like clueless tourists? Do you like over-crowded platforms? Then Bank station is the transportation hub for you!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Kuba G.
    Kuba GołackiJuly 4, 2015
    Look for this red structure in the tunnel connecting Waterloo & City line with DLR. It's a visible part of a machine used to construct this place.
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BarbiratoJanuary 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Long walk? Signs are misleading to make space so the station can handle rush hour ;)
  • Helen L.
    Helen L.💕January 7, 2015
    A nice station leads you to explore London.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PNovember 23, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Weirdly humid in here
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.November 13, 2014
    Be prepared to walk
  • Luke O.
    Luke O'RaffertyFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Have spent several days wandering around underground trying to find an exit. Please send help
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew StrachanMay 10, 2013
    The WORST interchange on the network bar none. If you want to transfer between the Central and Circle/District Lines, get out and walk to Cannon Street.
  • Ed
    EdApril 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The only one syllable station on the tube network, and also the joint shortest name (with Oval). Bank also has more escalators than any other station on the tube, and Europe's oldest travolator (1960)
  • Akin O.
    Akin OSeptember 16, 2012
    Changing trains can be a hassle esp when I'm coming from District Line to Northern/Central lines. Its a very good way to exercise if you lack one.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PMay 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Avoid during rush hour!!!
  • Kanga_Rue
    Kanga_RueApril 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have a pram/luggage & need to get from the Central Line to the DLR, take the escalators to the exit, then it's two lifts back down.
  • Cris C.
    Cris ChamoneMarch 5, 2012
    What a hell!
  • David O.
    David OrsiMarch 1, 2012
    Keep fit and use the stairs not the lifts.
  • J. Andrew D.
    J. Andrew DuftonJanuary 30, 2012
    Archaeologists working during the construction of Bank DLR in 1991 recorded an urban Roman villa dating from the 2nd century. The building remained until the 4th century, when it was dismantled.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NattrissNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    DON'T use Monument for the DLR as you just have to walk to the Bank (Northern and Central) part underground. The DLR starts/ends at Bank NOT Monument!
  • Dave N.
    Dave NattrissOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're changing to the Central line, turn right after going up the escalators to save on climbing more steps than necessary
  • Graham P.
    Graham PattersonSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bathrooms by exit 4 -Bank of England
  • Tim T.
    Tim TalbotSeptember 15, 2011
    There's nowt like pretending you're a train driver is there? Well thank god for the driverless DLR. Sit up front and pretend you're Big Dog shuttling people through the Wharf's skyscrapers & waterways
  • Graham P.
    Graham PattersonAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Escalators now open down to the DLR platforms at last
  • Kayla D.
    Kayla DrizhalovaJuly 4, 2011
    Use the Monument Station entrance for the DLR, because entering through Bank will have you walk for miles underground.
  • Arief Z.
    Arief ZulfiantoJune 11, 2011
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GomezMay 26, 2011
    Bank station has the longest tunels kn the underground network. Not really a tip, but a nerd fact really.
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    During the London Blitz in January 1941, the Central line ticket hall of Bank station took a direct hit, killing 57 people. The crater measured 100 feet by 120.
  • Dominic G.
    Dominic Graham de MontroseDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a 'hidden' stairway direct to the Northern Line platforms - saves an unwanted tour of the station otherwise. Go to the front end of the outgoing platform to find it.
  • Brendan
    BrendanOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Build upper body muscle, push commuters out the way to get to DLR platform
  • Louise d.
    Louise de PausNovember 28, 2016
    Metro en DLR. Vervelende trappen
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