8 Bakerloo Line stations with exciting attractions and activities for visitors to explore

The Bakerloo Line, colored brown on London Underground maps, opened in March 1906. The line runs from Harrow & Wealdstone Station in North West London to Elephant & Castle Station in South London. The Bakerloo Line covers a distance of 23 km (14.5 mi), serving 25 tube stations.

Listed below are 8 of the 25 tube stations that most tourists use when visiting London.

Wembley Central Station is opposite Wembley Stadium and is close to Wembley Arena.

Wembley Stadium is the home ground of the English national football (soccer) team. It is also the venue for the Carling Cup Final and FA Cup Final. It has a capacity of 90,000 seats and is a popular venue for other major sporting events and concerts.

Wembley Arena is an indoor arena and is an internationally renowned concert venue. The stadium seats 12,500 fans and has seen stars such as Abba, Bon Jovi, Cliff Richard, The Eagles and Westlife perform there.

Wembley Market is one of the largest Sunday markets in the UK and is situated outside Wembley Stadium.

Warwick Avenue Station is the stop for Little Venice and the Grand Union & Regent’s Canal.

Here you can enjoy the peaceful canal area, stroll through pretty streets or take a relaxing boat trip to London Zoo.

Paddington Station is one of the main railway stations in London. This is the station where visitors take the Heathrow Express to Heathrow Airport. There are several 4 and 5 star hotels within walking distance of Paddington Station. There is also a good selection of restaurants serving exotic cuisines.

Baker Street Station is the stop for Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. You also get off here for Regent’s Park and the London Central Mosque. Baker Street Station is one of the busiest Tube stations in the London Underground system.

Oxford Circus station is where you get off to do your shopping. This is the intersection where Oxford Street and Regent Street meet. This is London’s busiest shopping district, with several department stores including John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser.

Bond Street, famous for its expensive designer clothes, and Selfridges department store are within walking distance, west of Oxford Circus station. Carnaby Street and the famous Hamley’s Toy Store are also within easy reach of here.

Piccadilly Circus Station is the stop for the Statue of Eros, West End Theatreland and London Chinatown. There are many theaters along Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road.

London Chinatown, with many good Chinese restaurants and supermarkets, is located south of Shaftesbury Avenue, between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Restaurants are always busy, especially before and after theater shows.

Piccadilly Circus is the center of London’s nightlife with many pubs, clubs and restaurants for locals and tourists alike.

Stop at Charing Cross Station if visiting Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column.

Other tourist attractions around Trafalgar Square include the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and St Martin-in-the Fields Church. There are also many theatres, hotels, restaurants and pubs near Charing Cross Station.

Tourist attractions near Waterloo Station include the London Eye, London Aquarium, Royal Festival Hall, and the Jubilee Footbridge.

Other London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Downing Street are within walking distance of Waterloo Station.

You can also take a relaxing cruise on the River Thames from the London Eye Millennium Pier.

Apart from Wembley Central (zone 4) and Warwick Avenue (zone 2), all other Bakerloo Line stations listed above are in zone 1. So if you don’t plan to visit Warwick Avenue or Wembley Central, you only need to buy a 1 Zone 1 Day Travelcard. This will give you unlimited travel for one day in Zone 1 on both the bus and the metro.