FIND A PLATFORM FROM THE ENTRANCE
There are two sets of steps leading from the shopping mall into the station. In line with the "keep left" instructions, you should use the set nearer to Thurlow Street. Having come down 13 then three steps into the concourse, you should be near the left wall. If not, cross to your left.
As you face away from the stairs, the ticket machines, sales windows and gate line are facing you, from left to right. The manual gate is to your left of the gate line, with the automatic entrance gates to your right of this. Note that the gate line is constructed around several pillars in the concourse, one of which obstructs the middle entrance gate.
Go through the gates.
To the Circle and District Lines|
To the Piccadilly Line
Move to the left wall of the concourse and continue, down two flights of stairs onto the island platform. Platform 1, westbound, is to your right, you're about in the middle of the train. Platform 2, eastbound, is to your left, you're near the rear of the train.
GO TO END
Move to the right hand side of the concourse and enter the short passage, leading the the escalators. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to the intermediate level. Continue forwards, to the wall and turn right. Continue into the area at the top of the lower escalators, to the wall, then turn right and continue to the escalators. The left-hand escalator is normally the one you need, go down to the lower level.
To the Westbound, Platform 3|
To the Eastbound, Platform 4
Continue forwards, from the foot of the escalator and go down a flight of stairs. Continue, moving to your left into the recess, to the wall then turn right. This passage brings you onto the platform, near the front of the train.
GO TO END
From the foot of the escalator, bear right and take the second passage to your right. If you find a flight of steps going down, you've gone too far, turn right, go to the wall and locate the passage you need, a little way to your right.
Go up one flight of steps onto the platform, you're about in the middle of the train.
HOW DO I…?
SOUTH KENSINGTON STATION
© 2008, Terry Robinson