Venue Details & Map
Russell Square Station
7-11 Bernard StreetLondonWC1N 1LG
- Tube Station Facilities
- Piccadilly line
So this is the famous station where you pray the lifts are working as you get off the train because if they aren't, you've got a trek ahead of you, otherwise known as 175 steps of hell.
When they are working, the lifts are infrequent at best and if you catch it on a bad day, you'll be shoved in with five thousand other people willing it to move quicker.
The station is also tiny. It needs to...more
This station is relatively nice and clean but they really need to allow people to use the stairs at all times. I see a lot of people complain about the lifts being out of service. But the lifts are always crammed full like sardines.more
You'd think that such a small station would be on the list to be upgraded for more capacity but... it's not. Russell Square gets insane during the (weekday) (and weekend) rush hours because it's very close to several major office buildings and the massive British Museum.
The station is in Travelcard Zone 1 on the Piccadilly Line, between King's Cross St Pancras and Holborn. Another station...more
Busy. Russell Square Tube Station is not one that was originally created for the crowds it receives today, but considering how long it has been around and how busy it gets... this station stays pretty clean.
Lifts are regularly out of service or slow. While waiting for the next available ride one normally hears people expressing that the stairs are a good option. GOOD FOR THEM!
Damn you for being closed (under construction) when we went to London to visit!! This made it difficult for us since we had to get off at Kings Cross, then walk a few thousand miles (exaggerating) to our hostel. I guess it wasn't toooooo bad since Kings Cross was a bigger station and it did house the international terminal to catch the tube to Paris but still -- so inconvenient.