Travel & Transport

Latest update: all Covid-19 restrictions put in place under Plan B have been lifted. Wearing a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport is advised.  Full details of current restrictions can be found here.

We’re lucky here in the Quarter to have a prime location with excellent transport links, making it an ideal place to visit and do business. Find information below on everything you need to know for a safe and convenient journey to the Quarter.

Find the latest TfL traveller figures for the nearest tube stations to the Quarter (Baker Street, Bond Street and Marble Arch) here.

  • Getting To The Quarter

    Getting To The Quarter

    We’re spoilt for choice for transport links which is why so many leading companies choose to base their headquarters here. Easy access to national rail services from Marylebone, Euston, Paddington and Kings Cross/St Pancras Station, makes commuting or visiting the Quarter a breeze. Underground stations are within easy walking distance with Baker Street Station running the biggest service with five lines serving the station. South of the Quarter the Central line can be used at Marble Arch and Bond Street where you can also hop on to the Jubilee line and the brand new Elizabeth line when it opens. There are also a dozen bus routes and coach services passing through in all directions. You can plan your route at the Transport for London website or view the bus routes in the area here.

  • Biking to the Quarter

    Biking to the Quarter

    Many of you have told us how important cycling will be for your employees and your business as you return to the workplace. With this in mind, we’ve put into place a number of facilities and exploring other activities in support of our members and their employees: 

    Increased secure cycle storage – we’ve worked with Westminster City Council to place new cycle storage in suitable locations across the area. Temporary racks are now in place on Dorset Street/Baker Street, Manchester Square, Blandford Street/Baker Street (East and West), Old Quebec Street and Fitzhardinge Street/Baker Street. In addition to this, we are working with private land and building owners to explore opportunities to install secure cycle storage. 

    Bike storage location map – we have developed a map detailing all the new and existing locations of public access bike storage throughout the Quarter. You can view and share this here. 

    Cyclehoop Bikehangars – already installed in Chiltern Street – thanks to Westminster City Council and the GLA –  Cyclehoop’s unique bike storage solution, the Bikehangar, protects up to six bikes from weather and vandalism, using the equivalent of half the space of a car parking bay. If this type of secure cycling storage is something that would be of interest to your business to invest in, please do let us know. It is worth noting that these require planning permission to be installed on the public highway or pavement but not if you have space for one on private property.

    Q Parks – Secure Bike Parking – In addition Q Parks will ‘sell’ a company space if you want to hire a secure space for bike parking in one of their car parks  – the nearest being Harley Street and Marble Arch. Find out more here.

    Bikeworks – we are excited to be working with Bikeworks – a London-based social enterprise, who offer a range of programmes and activities to encourage people to travel more actively, safely and sustainably. Their programmes include everything from Dr Bike cycle maintenance sessions through to workshops and webinars, debunking myths around cycling, as well as individual accompanied rides and group training sessions – all with the aim of building confidence in cycling around the capital. 

    We also have preferential rates on the services offered by Bikeworks for our members. To help us to develop this programme please complete this survey. Or contact  us info@bakerstreetq.co.uk. 

    Moped Parking – secure motorbike anchors can be located on Dorset Street near the junction with Baker Street.

  • Exploring The Quarter

    Exploring The Quarter

    Once you’ve reached the Quarter, you can take the opportunity to explore on foot or bicycle. It’s always the case the best discoveries are made off the beaten track and here is no exception. Our streets are home to some beautiful buildings, boutiques and great spaces and exploring at your own pace lets you take them all in at your own leisure. You can walk from north to south of the Quarter in around 15 minutes and east to west will take you no longer than 10 minutes, view a map of the Quarter here. You will find Santander cycle hire docking stations throughout the Quarter which gives you the chance to explore at your own pace. Plan your cycle hire at Transport of London. TfL also offers free Cycle Skills training.

    Take a look at what’s coming up where you’ll find a host of activities including our monthly walks, perfect for getting acquainted with the Quarter!

  • A Clean and Safe Environment 

    A Clean and Safe Environment 

    We will continue to ensure the high standards of the public spaces of the Quarter providing reassurance to those returning that it is well managed and safe. Our efforts have been refocused and stepped up for the recovery period. The duties of our Street Safety Team and Street Environment Manager continue to provide customer friendly assistance, reassurance and advice on the ground while also now encouraging distancingAdditional cleaning regimes have also taken place along with proactive management of key spacesTrouble shooting and sharing of information with Council and Police has been stepped up along with resilience planning for any future lockdowns. 

  • Travelling Safely

    Travelling Safely

    We have worked with our partners at TfL, Westminster City Council and the Portman Estate to develop solutions for safe travel to the Quarter by bike, foot and public transport. We focused on providing additional space for distancing at key transport hubs – including Baker Street station; adding cycling capacity and storage; adding space for pedestrians and encouraging off-peak and staggered travel to the area for office workers.

    With work from home guidance lifted, TfL has updated its guidance to businesses on how to ensure a safe journey to work for your employees and colleagues. Find plenty of video resources, facts about network cleanliness and tips to help workers travel in safely here. If you or colleagues are concerned about travelling into London at busy times, make sure you’ve downloaded the TfL Go app to check live station information and help plan your journeys at quieter times to make your commute more comfortable.