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Tower Hill tube station ok for older person?

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Tower Hill tube station ok for older person?

Could someone please advise me whether Tower Hill station has a lift or escalator up to street level? Older lady with a sore knee travelling with us and she can't do a lot of stairs very well. Am about to book accommodation near Tower Hill but would need to reconsider if she won't be able to manage it. Thanks.

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1. Re: Tower Hill tube station ok for older person?

Tower Hill tube station has quite a lot of steps unfortunately ... the nearby Tower Gateway station has a lift, but that is on the Docklands Light Railway network and is not much use for travelling into central London

here's a London transport map showing accessible tube stations tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/step-free-tube-g… ... not an awful lot of them are completely step-free unfortunately

you'll find the buses are much more accessible ... the vast majority are low floor buses and, as long as you stick to the lower floor on double decker buses, they are much more comfortable for people with mobility difficulties ... here's a map of the buses in the Tower of London area tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…toweroflondon-2261.pdf

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There is a downwards flight of stairs outside Tower Hill station entrance, then 9 steps down to the booking hall. There is a further 2 flights each of 14 steps down to the platforms. Not a lot, but it can get quite busy in the morning as commuters come in to Fenchurch Street and change to the underground.

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Where are you thinking of booking near Tower Hill? The stairs at the station are as Mr_C said, but buses are a decent alternate to the Underground. The number 15 travels along Tower Hill (the road) towards the West End and the perennially on diversion 25 also travels along Tower Hill then turns near Monument station to make its way towards Bank then west.

There are a handful of buses along the Minories as well, heading to and from Liverpool Street station and more buses along Bishopsgate.

Aldgate station is nearby but won't be much better than Tower Hill as it has about 40 stairs to manoeuvre to and from the ticket hall and platforms.

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When I stayed near Tower Hill I found the buses more convenient than the tube. Easy on/off and easy to make connections to other buses.

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5. Re: Tower Hill tube station ok for older person?

Thanks all for your advice. We have booked an apartment on Trinity Square. As advised by you all and the apartment people, the buses look like they are the way to go. Will only need to use Tower Hill a couple of times and as long as we take it slow it should be okay.

On a similar vein, can anyone please advise us which would be the best tube station to change from the Piccadilly line (inbound from Heathrow) onto the Circle line to get to Tower Hill -- the easiest change over? It will probably be about 9am on a Tuesday morning.

Thanks again, Kaz

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6. Re: Tower Hill tube station ok for older person?

Rather than change to a Circle line train, make one of the easiest changes on the Underground further west: at Hammersmith.

The Piccadilly and District lines share an island platform at that station, so it's a matter of alighting from the Piccadilly line train and walking across the platform to a District line train. Takes maybe ten seconds, 15 if you have bags to schlep.

Most District line trains will terminate at Upminster, which will suit your needs just fine. If the train is headed for Mansion House wait for the next or be prepared to alight there and wait for another District or Circle line train. Some trains terminate at Tower Hill or Aldgate East - both will suit your needs as well.

tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…toweroflondon-2261.pdf

If you're looking to do a big shop, make your way to the Sainsbury's just off Whitechapel Road. In the link below it's marked as a Superstore and looks as if it's far away from the junction of Cambridge Heath Road and Whitechapel Road but it isn't, it's about a two minute walk from bus stop D, with the number 25 travelling there from Tower Hill.

tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…whitechapel-2446.pdf

The information in the link above is out of date - tut, tut TfL - as the 25 is on diversion through the City, but not substantially different from what's shown. It does, however, not run to Oxford Circus at present because of works along Oxford Street; it terminates at Tottenham Court Road then runs back along Gower Street towards its eastbound trek.

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7. Re: Tower Hill tube station ok for older person?

Hammersmith and Barons Court have a cross platform transfer to the District Line - on which most trains go to Tower Hill.

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