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From Which Platform?

  From Platform 1, District/Circle Line Westbound
From Platform 2, District/Circle Line Eastbound
From Platform 3, Jubilee Line Eastbound
From Platform 4, Jubilee Line Westbound

From Platform 1, District/Circle Line Westbound

The doors open on your left as you face the front of the train.

As you move away from the rear of the train, the platform widens abruptly then more gradually as you approach the lift from the concourse. Beyond a barrier leading away from the lift, a large open area contains the foot of the steps from the concourse on the near (north) side, the lift to the Jubilee Line in the far left (southeast) corner and the escalators to the interchange level towards the far (southwest) side of this space.

We therefore suggest that you come from the middle, or rear of the train towards the front, so that you can be sure of locating the lift to the concourse, beyond the seats and pillars on your left. If you turn left, just beyond the lift, you'll pass some billboards before you reach the foot of the steps which go up to your left (north).

Via the Steps

Go up two flights of steps to concourse level, turn left, follow the barrier to the end then turn left, across the entrance to the lift, to the left-hand end of the gate line. There's a Wide Aisle Gate at the left-hand end, with the automatic exit gates beyond this.

GO THROUGH THE GATES

Via the Lift

At concourse level, turn left and continue till you reach the gate line. There's a Wide Aisle Gate at the left-hand end, with the automatic exit gates beyond this.

GO THROUGH THE GATES

From Platform 2, District/Circle Line Eastbound

The doors open on your left as you face the front of the train.

The steps to the concourse leave (northeast) from a recess towards the rear (southwest) end of the platform, the escalators to the interchange level leave from the next recess, going down southwest (towards the rear of the train). The lift to the concourse is a few metres beyond (northeast of) this, on the opposite side of this recess.

Via the Steps

Go up two flights of steps to concourse level, turn right, continue forward a couple of metres then turn right again, the Wide Aisle Gate should be in front of you, with the automatic exit gates at the other end of the gate line.

GO THROUGH THE GATES

Via the Lift

Go to concourse level, bear right and continue to the gate line, in front of you. There's a Wide Aisle Gate (exit) at the left-hand end of the gate line and the automatic exits to your right of this.

GO THROUGH THE GATES

From Platform 3, Jubilee Line Eastbound

The doors open on your left as you face the front of the train.

Note that there are two ways out via escalators from this platform, the one nearer the middle of the train is the one you need, whilst the other leads to the District/Circle Line, from which it is less convenient to reach the concourse. If you need the lift, however, you'll need to take the exit towards the front of the train.

Via Escalators

Take the exit near the middle of the train then turn right towards the escalators in front of you. You need the left-hand of three escalators, which takes you into the east section of the interchange level. From the top of this escalator, pass the lift then turn left towards the escalators in front of you. Take the left-hand of three escalators to concourse level, turn left, continue past the steps to platform 1, to the end of the barrier on your left, then forward to the gate line. There's a Wide Aisle Gate (exit) at the left-hand end of the gate line with the automatic exits to your right of this.

GO THROUGH THE GATES

Via the Lift

Go through the exit nearer the front of the train, pass the escalators to your left and locate the lift, beyond these. Go up to the District/Circle Line level, you're in the large area off platform 1, westbound. Turn right (north), continue to the foot of the steps to the concourse, turn left and follow the barrier on your right. Turn right then locate the lift after a few metres. The door faces north, onto the platform.

Go up to concourse level, turn left then follow the wall with windows on your left to locate the Wide Aisle Gate. The automatic exit gates are beyond this.

GO THROUGH THE GATES

From Platform 4, Jubilee Line Westbound

The doors open on your right as you face the front of the train.

Note that there are two ways out, via escalators from this platform. The one near the middle leads to the District/Circle Line from which it is less convenient to reach the concourse. We suggest you take the exit behind the rear of the train, from which you can use either the lift or escalators.

Via the Escalators

Having left the platform, continue past the lift on your left, then turn left towards the escalators. You can either go up two flights of steps (left of the escalators) or go up the left-hand escalator to the eastbound Jubilee Line level.

At the top, you're in the west well of the eastbound Jubilee Line level. Turn left, pass the top of the steps (if you used the escalator) then turn left again (east) and go up the left-hand of the three escalators in front of you, into the east section of the interchange level.

At the top, pass the lift then turn left and continue up the left-hand of three escalators, to concourse level. Turn left, continue past the top of the steps from platform 1, follow the barrier on your left past the lift, then continue forward from here to the gate line. There's a Wide Aisle Gate (exit) at the left-hand end of the gate line with the automatic exits to your right of this.

GO THROUGH THE GATES

Via the Lift

Go through the exit beyond the rear of the train, locate the lift to your left and go up to the District/Circle Line level, you're in the large area off platform 1, westbound. Turn right (north), continue to the foot of the steps to the concourse then turn left. Follow the barrier to your right, turn right and then locate the lift after a few metres. The door faces north, onto the platform.

Go up to concourse level, turn left then follow the wall with windows on your left to locate the Wide Aisle Gate. The automatic exit gates are to your right of this.

The gate line contains 12 automatic gates in a line running northwest/southeast across the concourse, with a Wide Aisle Gate at each end. The left-hand gates are normally the ones you need.

To Which Exit?

  To Westminster Pier, Exit 1
To Victoria Embankment East, Exit 2
To Victoria Embankment, Exit 3
To Bridge Street, Exit 4
To Whitehall East, Exit 5
To Whitehall West, Exit 6

To Westminster Pier

Turn left, follow the left-hand side of the concourse and go down the ramp (or four steps) into the passage which slopes up slightly towards the low level exit. You come out facing the river, the London Eye is on the opposite bank, whilst the pier is about 100 metres to your left. Turn right, just before the end of the passage for the steps onto the east side of the Embankment. You go up seven steps, turn right (180 degrees) then up another flight of steps to street level.

GO TO END

To Victoria Embankment East, Exit 2

Turn left, follow the left-hand side of the concourse and go down the ramp (or four steps) into the passage which slopes up slightly towards exit 1. Turn right, just before the end of the passage for the steps onto the east side of the Embankment. You go up seven steps, turn right (180 degrees) then up another flight of steps to street level.

GO TO END

To the Victoria Embankment, Exit 3

Turn left, follow the left-hand side of the concourse then go down the ramp (or four steps) into the passage. Turn right, down a slight slope then a flight of steps. You're now under Bridge Street. Continue, up a flight of steps, turn left and go up two flights of steps to street level. You're on the south side of Bridge Street, a few metres west of the Embankment.

GO TO END

To Bridge Street, Exit 4

This exit leaves from about the middle of the south side of the concourse. Continue forward from the left-hand end of the gate line, you're aiming for a passage to upward steps leading south with the door to a lift to your right of this. Follow this passage, up a flight of steps. The passage continues, between Tesco (right) and Cafe Nero (left) onto the north side of Bridge Street.

GO TO END

To Whitehall East, Exit 5

Move towards the right-hand end of the gate line and follow the right-hand side of the concourse, past the ticket sales windows and locate the passage leaving to your right. Follow this passage, down a flight of steps then take the first turning right, up two flights of steps to street level.

GO TO END

To Whitehall West, Exit 6

Move towards the right-hand end of the gate line and follow the right-hand side of the concourse, past the ticket sales windows and locate the passage leaving to your right. Follow this passage, down a flight of steps then down another four steps under Whitehall. Turn right at the end of the passage, up two flights of steps to street level.

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