Aldgate tube station

London Underground station

Aldgate tube station is a London Underground station at Aldgate in the City of London.

Aldgate London Underground
Station entrance
Aldgate is located in Central London
Location of Aldgate in Central London
Local authorityCity of London
Managed byLondon Underground
Station codeZAD
Number of platforms4
Fare zone1
OSIFenchurch Street[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009Decrease 5.974 million[2]
2017Increase 8.85 million[2]
2018Decrease 8.47 million[3]
2019Increase 9.96 million[4]
2020Decrease 2.78 million[5]
2021Increase 3.53 million[6]
Key dates
18 November 1876 (18 November 1876)Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′50″N 0°04′34″W / 51.514°N 0.076°W / 51.514; -0.076

The station is on the Circle Line between Tower Hill and Liverpool Street. It is also the eastern terminus of the Metropolitan line. It is in Travelcard Zone 1, and its ticket office is part-time only.

Platforms 1 and 4 at Aldgate are two of the only three platforms on the network to be served exclusively by the Circle Line (the other being Platform 2 at Gloucester Road). All other Circle Line platforms are shared by the District, Metropolitan and/or Hammersmith & City Lines.

In literature


Aldgate tube station is important in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans. In the story, Cadogan West is found dead on the tracks near the station. We later know that the body was placed on top of the train before its arrival at the station.

  • Butt, R.V.J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Circle line
towards Edgware Road
Metropolitan lineTerminus


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