Swiss Cottage London Underground
Swiss Cottage stn east entrance.JPG
Eastern entrance
Swiss Cottage is located in Greater London
Swiss Cottage
Swiss Cottage
Location of Swiss Cottage in Greater London
LocationSwiss Cottage
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Increase 7.76 million[1]
2018Decrease 7.02 million[2]
2019Increase 7.13 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.89 million[4]
2021Increase 3.00 million[5]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon Passenger Transport Board
Key dates
20 November 1939Station opened (Bakerloo line)
1 May 1979Bakerloo service replaced by Jubilee line
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′35″N 0°10′29″W / 51.54306°N 0.17472°W / 51.54306; -0.17472Coordinates: 51°32′35″N 0°10′29″W / 51.54306°N 0.17472°W / 51.54306; -0.17472
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Swiss Cottage is a London Underground station at Swiss Cottage, north London. It is on the Jubilee line, between Finchley Road and St John's Wood stations. It lies in Travelcard Zone 2 and is located at the junction of Finchley Road, Avenue Road and College Crescent. The station is a local station, with the Metropolitan Line bypassing the station nearby.


Residents sheltering in Swiss Cottage tube station during the Blitz
Residents sheltering in Swiss Cottage tube station during the Blitz

The station was opened on 20 November 1939, on a new section of deep-level tunnel constructed between Baker Street and Finchley Road stations when the Metropolitan line's services on its Stanmore branch were transferred to the Bakerloo line. It is named after a nearby pub built in 1803–4, originally called The Swiss Tavern and later renamed Swiss Cottage.

The new station initially operated as part of a combined station with the Metropolitan line's adjacent sub-surface Swiss Cottage station (platforms 1 and 2 were Metropolitan line and 3 and 4 were Bakerloo line), but the Metropolitan line station was closed on 17 August 1940. The Bakerloo line station was subsequently transferred—along with the rest of the Stanmore branch—to the Jubilee line when it opened on 1 May 1979.

The station was used extensively during The Blitz of World War II as an air raid shelter.[6]


London Buses routes 13, 31, 46, 113, 187, 268, 603 and C11 and night routes N28, N31 and N113 serve the station.



  1. ^ "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Hart, Valerie; Marshall, Lesley, eds. (1983). Wartime Camden: Life in Camden During the First and Second World Wars. Libraries and Arts Department. London Borough of Camden. p. 24. ISBN 9780901389404.
Preceding station Underground (no text).svg London Underground Following station
Finchley Road
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line St John's Wood
towards Stratford
Former services
Finchley Road
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939–1979)
St John's Wood