Manor House London Underground
Main northwest entrance
Manor House is located in Greater London
Manor House
Manor House
Location of Manor House in Greater London
LocationManor House
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hackney/London Borough of Haringey
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2 and 3
OSIHarringay Green Lanes London Overground
London Underground annual entry and exit
2018Decrease 8.10 million[1]
2019Increase 8.55 million[2]
2020Decrease 3.60 million[3]
2021Decrease 3.59 million[4]
2022Increase 6.02 million[5]
Key dates
19 September 1932Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′15″N 0°05′46″W / 51.5708°N 0.0961°W / 51.5708; -0.0961
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Manor House is a station on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3. It straddles the border between the London Boroughs of Hackney and Haringey, the postal address[6][7] and three of the entrances being in the former, and one entrance in the latter.


The station is situated at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Green Lanes. Named after the former public house that used to be located on the crossroads, it was designed by Charles Holden and opened on 19 September 1932. It is situated between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane stations.

Like all stations on the Cockfosters extension, Manor House station set new aesthetic standards, not previously seen on London's Underground. The sub-surface areas of the station were tiled in biscuit coloured tiles lined with blue friezes (refurbished in 2005).

When first constructed, the station was equipped with nine street level entrances, two of which gave access to tram routes to and from Tottenham, Edmonton and Stamford Hill via tramway island exits into Seven Sisters Road. The last of these tram services were withdrawn in 1938 and replaced by trolleybuses and the exits were removed in 1951.

The station tunnels have, in common with those of Turnpike Lane and Wood Green, a diameter of 23 feet (7 metres) and were designed for the greater volume of traffic expected. In contrast, Bounds Green and Southgate have only 21 foot (6.4 metres) diameter platform tunnels. The construction of "suicide pits" between the rails was also innovative. These were built in connection with a system of passageways under the platforms to give access to the track.

Next to the northern exit is the former Metropolitan Electric Tramways Headquarters (M.E.T) building, later the Eastern Divisional Office of London Transport Buses.

Plan to transfer station to the Victoria line

During the planning of the Victoria line, a proposal to transfer Manor House station to the Victoria line was put forward. New tunnels were also proposed for the Piccadilly line between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane, which would have considerably reduced the travelling time from outer North London to Central London. The inconvenience caused during re-construction, as well as the cost, ensured that the ideas were not pursued. [8]

The Victoria line tunnels as built run underneath the station. At the northern end of the eastbound (towards Cockfosters) platform one can hear Victoria line trains running beneath.[citation needed]


London Buses routes 29, 141, 253, 254, 259, 279 and 341 and night routes N29, N253 and N279 serve the station.



  1. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 14 January 2023. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2022. Transport for London. 4 October 2023. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  6. ^ "Manor House Tube Station". London Town. Archived from the original on 4 May 2004.
  7. ^ "Manor House N4 1BX". London Town. Archived from the original on 19 September 2004.
  8. ^ Day, The Story of the Victoria Line. London Transport & 1970(1969), p. 8.
Preceding station London Underground Following station
Finsbury Park Piccadilly line Turnpike Lane