Tanzila’s Tip: free travel between Gospel Oak and Barking

Have a day out in nature or just commute for free during the month of September.



From 31 August to 1 October inclusive, Transport for London are offering free travel on the London Overground line between Gospel Oak and Barking. It’s their way of saying sorry to passengers for a couple of months of delays during upgrade work.


It’s great news if you use the line to commute – you could save up to £105.60*.


And even if you don’t (and even if you’re wondering where that line is!), this is a great excuse to get out exploring some of the cheap great days out to be had along the line.


Wanstead Flats

Hop off at Wanstead Park, for example, and you can feed ducks and geese and enjoy a tranquil walk in the woods in Wanstead Flats. There’s also a great playground or two for the kids.


Hampstead Heath offers a huge expanse of beautiful outdoor space and stunning views of the city. If it’s rainy, or if you just fancy looking at some stunning interiors, entry to Kenwood House is free. And if you’re tough enough to enjoy outdoor swimming, you can do that in the ponds.


Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath

The refunds are made at the time that you tap in and out with an Oyster or Contactless card, though it may take up to two weeks for the refund to be loaded back onto your card. See full details at the TfL website if you use a travelcard or other method.


Tanzila x


*Based on 2x peak contactless/Oyster fares for 22 days.


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