London Overground: sightseeing

To celebrate 10 years of the London Overground, we’re looking at all the sights and attractions you can enjoy when getting out and about on the London Overground. From Crystal Palace Park to The Warner Bros. Studio Tour, there’s a fantastic range of things to do! 

Design by Rob Durkin


Our favourites:

  • Watford Junction: Studio Tour
  • Wembley Central: Wembley Stadium
  • Kilburn High Road: Abbey Road
  • Hampstead Heath: Kenwood House
  • Stratford: Olympic Park
  • Haggerston: Regent’s Canal
  • Hoxton: Geffrye Museum
  • Bethnal Green: V & A Childhood Museum
  • Shoreditch High Street: Brick Lane
  • Rotherhithe: Brunel Museum
  • Shepherd’s Bush: Westfield London
  • Kensington Olympia: Olympia London
  • Forest Hill: Horniman Museum
  • Crystal Palace: Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park
  • Kew Gardens: Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Richmond: Twickenham StadiumWe hope that you find some inspiration and get out there and explore London!Let us where you visit and how your experience was. If you feel we’ve missed any key places you love to visit by Overground, let us know in the comments below.

18 Comments

  1. Where is Harrow and Wealdstone with Harrow School, site of first car crash, where the Overground joins the underground Bakerloo Line . Historic Headstone Manor , Harrow Weald Common, Former .RAF Fghter Cmmand Bentley Priory to name a few !

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  2. I was surprised not to see Camden Road there – Camden is an iconic part of London.
    Also, it’s a long walk from Kilburn High Road station to the Abbey Road studios ?

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    1. Hi Helen, Camden is of course an iconic area, but the focus here was on trying to pick out some great places we thought people might not know were accessible via the Overground. The walk from Kilburn to Abbey Road is a bit over 1km, which we realise might be too far for some people, but would be a 15-20min walk on average. Thanks so much for your feedback!

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    1. Hi Punam. We don’t have any plans to update/release new versions of this graphic at the moment. This was mainly to try and highlight some lesser-known places on the network, and also take recommendations (such as yours!) for any that people may want to visit but that didn’t make it on to the image! Thanks for a great suggestion.

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  3. London Overground? It has been referred in the past as the London Orbital – though it’s not wholly and continuously orbiting or circular since there are terminus breaks in between requiring a change of train to continue one’s Overground disjointed orbiting journey. I use the Overground from Queen’s Road Station, Peckham frequently in either direction toward Clapham Junction or t’other way toward Highbury and Islington. My experience at Queen’s Road, Peckham is that the Overground is frequently and irritatingly held up or goes at snails pace at junctures immediately out of Queen’s Road Station because it always gives way to other trains timed to cross London Overground’s path. And as is expected with these corridor trains ‘standing room only’ has been specifically designed into London Overground’s carriages.

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  4. Hi I am ste Clough from manchester a frequent traveller to London acton central my couture station I love travelling on the london overground from Clapham Junction been to many places very roomy trains get a seat fairly easily I enjoy the experience

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  5. The Class 710’s will soon enter service in May next year that will replace the Class 315’s, Class 317’s and Class 172’s that the Class 710’s will operate on the Gospel Oak-Barking Line, Lea Valley metro services between Liverpool St-Enfield Town, Cheshunt and Chingford, Romford-Upminster Line and Euston-Watford Junction DC Line services. That will also transfer the Class 378’s on the Euston-Watford DC line to be used on the East London Line and North London Line services to increase capacity on those lines. I can’t wait to see the Class 710’s in service from May next year.

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