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Overview

There is stairs-only access between the Bank Concourse and street level, though there is lift access between the Northern Line Concourse and street level. There are automatic lifts between the Northern Line Concourse and Intermediate Level then between the Intermediate Level and the DLR platforms.

Note that although the announcements in the lifts refer to the Intermediate Level as the Northern Line Level, there are 21 steps between this level and the Northern Line platforms.

The directions in this section are limited to routes from entrances to the Bank Concourse, via the Central Line and Northern Line concourses to each platform, plus the lift access route from King William Street to the DLR platforms. See the Environs page for details of the entrances to this station.

Note that the Northern Line Concourse is closed at weekends and after 21:00 during the week. If you need lift access through the station whilst the Northern Line Concourse is closed, you should use the call button on the lift at street level. A member of staff will attend to operate the lift and take you through to the open part of the station. This may take a few minutes.

The routes to/from the Circle/District Line platforms of Monument Station are included in the Change Platforms section.

There's tactile paving along the edge of the Central Line, DLR and Waterloo & City Line platforms, but none on the Northern Line platforms.

From Which Entrance?

  From Exit 1
From Exit 2
From Exit 3
From Exit 4
From Exit 5
From Exit 6
From Exit 7
From Exit 8
From Exit 9
Via Lifts to the DLR

From Exit 1

As you reach the Bank Concourse, the exit from the Central Line is in front of you, turn right.

Via the Central Line Concourse

Take the first turning left into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Continue, past the entrance to the Central Line Concourse, on your left. The passage curves left, you'll find steps to Exit 6 in front of you. Move to the right-hand side of the passage then continue forward into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Take the first turning right, into the passage towards Exits 8, 9 and Waterloo &' City Line, then turn left into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 2

As you reach the Bank Concourse, the passage through to Exit 4 is in front of you.

Via the Central Line Concourse

Turn right, continue past the exit from the Central Line Concourse on your left then take the next turning left into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Continue through the passage in front of you then turn right. You pass exit 5 on your left, then take the next turning left into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Turn right, pass Exit 1 on your right then take the next turning right into the passage to Exits 8, 9 and Waterloo & City Line, then turn left into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 3

Continue along the short passage into the Bank Concourse.

Via the Central Line Concourse

Turn right. You pass the passage to Exit 4, on your left followed by the exit from the Central Line Concourse. Take the next turning left into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Turn left, you pass Exit 4 then 5 on your left then take the next turning left into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Turn right, pass Exit 2 then 1 on your right then take the next turning right into the passage to Exits 8, 9 and Waterloo & City Line, then turn left into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 4

Note that this exit was blocked at the time of our survey, we hope to provide details of how to reach the Bank Concourse in due course.

The passage towards Exit 2 is in front of you.

Via the Central Line Concourse

Continue through the passage in front of you and turn left. You pass the exit from the Central Line Concourse on your left then take the next turning left into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Turn left. You pass Exit 5 on your left then take the next turning left into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Continue through the passage in front of you and turn left. You pass Exit 1 on your right then take the next turning right into the passage to Exits 8, 9 and Waterloo & City Line, then turn left into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 5

On reaching the Bank Concourse, turn left.

Via the Central Line Concourse

You pass Exit 6 on your right then take the turning right into the

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Take the first turning left into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Pass Exit 6, on your right then continue to the entrance to the Central Line concourse then turn left into the passage to Exits 8, 9 and Waterloo & City Line, then turn left into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 6

Via the Central Line Concourse

Continue forward then take the first turning right into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Turn left, cross the passage then turn left again and continue into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Continue forward, as you reach the entrance to the Central Line Concourse, on your right, turn left into the passage to Exits 8, 9 and Waterloo & City Line, then turn left into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 7

Via the Central Line Concourse

Cross the passage, turn left then take the first turning right into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Turn right then continue into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Turn left then take the first turning left into the passage to Exits 8, 9 and Waterloo & City Line, then turn left into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 8

Continue, down then up a slight slope before turning right towards the Bank Concourse.

Via the Central Line Concourse

Continue past the passage to the Waterloo & City Line, to your right, into the Bank Concourse. Cross this passage into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Continue past the passage to the Waterloo & City Line to your right, into the Bank Concourse then turn right. You pass Exit 7 on your right before continuing into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Take the first turning right into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From Exit 9

From the foot of the steps, follow the left-hand side round to your left into the passage towards the Bank Concourse.

If you leave the shopping area, continue forward into this passage.

Via the Central Line Concourse

Continue, past the passage to the Waterloo & City Line to your right, into the Bank Concourse. Cross the passage into the Central Line Concourse.

Via the Northern Line Concourse

Continue, past the passage to the Waterloo & City Line, to your right, into the Bank Concourse and turn right. You pass Exit 7 on your right before continuing into the Northern Line Concourse.

To the Waterloo & City Line

Take the first turning right into the passage to the Waterloo & City Line.

From here you can either use the travelator, along the right-hand side of this passage, or walk along the left-hand side of the passage.

Via the Travelator

If you use the travelator, the right-hand one is normally the one you need, continue to the end, the gate line is in front of you, with the entrance gates at the right-hand end. Go through the gates. You're on platform 8, platform 7 is to your left. Continue forward, beyond the end of the barrier along the edge of either platform, to be near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

Via the Walkway

Continue, down eight times five, then 11 steps. There are exit gates in front of you, turn right, past the barrier on your left, to the exit gates, which are at the far end of the gate line. Go through the gates onto platform 8. Platform 7 is to your left. Continue beyond the end of the barrier along the edge of either platform to be near the rear of the train.

GO TO END

Via Lifts to the DLR

As you face away from King William Street, the call button is to your left of the door. Go down to "Ticket Hall Level", which is the Northern Line Concourse.

Leave via the same door. You're already inside the gates, there's an Oyster card reader in front of you. Turn right, take the turning right then turn left towards the automatic lifts, in front of you. At the time of our survey, there was no audio and little visual indication of which of these four lifts is next to arrive. Go down to "Northern Line Level", which is actually 21 steps above the Northern Line platforms. Leave via the other door then turn left at the end of the short passage.

Take the turning right, then the first left and find the lift to the DLR on your left. The call button is to your right of the door. Go down to platform level and leave via the other door.

You now continue along a passage towards the platforms. At the end of this passage, the escalators are to your right, take the turning left onto platform 9. We believe you're near the rear of the train. Note that platform 10 was signed Alighting Only at the time of our survey.

GO TO END

Via the Central Line Concourse

The opening to the entrance is divided into two by a pillar, we understand the entrance is to your right of this pillar, you go down two steps, continue to the wall at the far side of this space and turn left. There's a Wide Aisle entrance in front of you and the automatic entrances are to your left of this. Go through the gates and continue forward to the escalators.

The right-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to platform level.

Take the first turning right for platform 5, westbound, we believe you're beside the front half of the train. Take the second turning left for platform 6, eastbound, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train.

GO TO END

For the Northern Line and DLR

Go onto either platform.

From platform 5, westbound, turn left from the entrance then take the third turning left and turn right.

From platform 6, eastbound, turn right, take the second turning right then turn left.

Go down two flights of steps, curving clockwise, then down a straight flight into the Intermediate Level then take the turning left and continue forward along the main passage.

To the Northern Line

Take the first turning left then turn right and continue to the steps in front of you.

We understand you're asked to keep left, go down a flight of steps to platform level. Platform 3, southbound is to your right, we believe you're near the rear of the train. Platform 4, northbound is to your left, we believe you're near the front of the train.

GO TO END

To the DLR

Continue along the main passage of the Intermediate Level, the escalators with central steps are in front of you. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to platform level then take the first turning left onto platform 9. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

Note that platform 10 was signed Alighting Only at the time of our survey.

GO TO END

Via the Northern Line Concourse

The gate line is in front of you. At the time of our survey, there were no Wide Aisle gates, the automatic entrances were between blocks of exits, so you may need help from staff.

Go through the gates. From here, you can turn left towards the automatic lifts or right for the escalators.

Via the Escalators

The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to the Intermediate Level.

For the Central Line

Take the first turning right, go up two flights of steps then bear left and go down a flight of steps. Bear left again then go down two flights of steps to platform level. Platform 5, westbound is to your left, we believe you're beside the rear half of the train. Platform 6, eastbound is to your right, we believe you're beside the front half of the train.

GO TO END

To the Northern Line

Take the turning left then take the first turning left then right and continue towards the step, in front of you. You go down a flight of steps to platform level. Platform 3, southbound is to your right, we believe you're near the rear of the train. Platform 4, northbound is to your left, we believe you're near the front of the train.

GO TO END

To the DLR

Take the turning left and continue to the escalators, with central steps, at the end of the passage. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need. Go down to platform level then take the first turning left onto platform 9. We believe you're near the rear of the train. Note that platform 10 was signed Alighting Only at the time of our survey.

GO TO END

Via the Lifts

Note that although the announcement in the lifts says Northern Line Level, you're still 21 steps above the Northern Line Platforms.

Continue forward and find the automatic lifts on your left. Note that, at the time of our survey, there was no audio and little visual indication as to which was the next lift to arrive. Go down to the Intermediate Level, leave via the other door then turn left.

For the Central Line

Take the turning right, then turn left and take the turning right into the main passage. Pass the passage to the Waterloo & City Line on your left then take the net turning left, up the steps.

You go up a straight flight of steps then up two flights, curving anti-clockwise, to platform level. Platform 5, westbound is to your left, we believe you're about in the middle of the train. Platform 6, eastbound is to your right, we believe you're about in the middle of the train.

GO TO END

To the Northern Line

Take the turning left, continue to the steps in front of you then go down a flight of steps to platform level. Platform 3, southbound is to your right, we believe you're near the rear of the train. Platform 4, northbound is to your left, we believe you're near the front of the train.

GO TO END

To the DLR

Take the turning right then turn left and find the lift to the DLR on your left. The call button is to your right of the door. Go down to platform level and leave via the other door. Continue along the passage. At the end, the escalators are to your right, take the first turning left onto platform 9. We believe you're near the rear of the train.

Note that platform 10 was signed Alighting Only at the time of our survey.

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