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Moorgate To Grosvenor Square On The Elizabeth Line

The Grosvenor Square area of Central London is shown by this Google Map.


  1. Grosvenor Square is the green square in the middle of the map, with the former US Embassy at its Western end.
  2. A block to the East of Grosvenor Square is Davies Street, which runs North-South to and from Oxford Street.
  3. It is mainly an area of expensive houses, some offices, embassies and luxury hotels.
  4. There are at least half-a-dozen four or five-star hotels on this map, with the former US Embassy being converted to another.
  5. So as most of its residents and visitors are well-heeled, there has generally been little need for public transport.
  6. But on the other hand luxury hotels, expensive houses and embassies are large employers of staff and services.

So do many travelling to the area, have to use a taxi or walk from public transport on Oxford Street or Park Lane?

At the top of this map, just on the West side of Davies Street is a building site, which is labelled Cavendish Buildings. This building site is now the Western or Davies Street Entrance to the Elizabeth Line at Bond Street station.

This morning I took an Elizabeth Line train between Moorgate and Davies Street and then walked to Grosvenor Square,


  1. There are two triple escalators and a lift at Moorgate station.
  2. Travel in the front of the train to be positioned correctly for a quick exit.
  3. There are two triple escalators and a lift at the Davies Street entrance to Bond Street station.

It took me twenty-two minutes for the whole journey.

Will The Elizabeth Line Have Any Effects On The Grosvenor Square Area?

This is a difficult question to answer, but I’m sure that there will be changes.

Staff Will Have An Easier Journey To And From Work

The manager of a luxury hotel in London told me that good staff is a problem, especially, where public transport is not good.

So I do feel that the new Bond Street station will widen the pool of employment for staff commuting to the area.

I would certainly feel, that if your hotel, restaurant or club was within walking distance of an Elizabeth Line, you might well find, that the quality of your staff improves.

Will Light Cargo And Services Use The Elizabeth Line?

Some years ago, I had handrails fitted by a company from Sheffield. The salesman/designer came by train and walking and only for the fitting did the company use a vehicle.


It was certainly a job done well and efficiently.

I can see all sorts of goods moved into Central London, using the step-free and level features of the Elizabeth Line.

If the other Underground lines had improved step-free access, there would be more opportunities for improved services for Central London businesses.

The Hotels In The Grosvenor Square Area Now Have A Fast Comfortable Connection To The City And Canary Wharf

Since the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf station opened in the last years of the last century, there has been a reasonably fast Underground service to between Bond Street station, various stations in the City of London and Canary Wharf station.

But the Elizabeth Line brings this link to a much higher level.

  • It is faster.
  • It has much more comfortable trains.
  • Access to trains is step-free and with level access.
  • Soon, the trains will have wi-fi and 4G signals.
  • The trains connect to Heathrow Airport and with a simple change to City, Stansted and Gatwick Airports.

I suspect that hotels on the Elizabeth Line will see an increase in business.


The Elizabeth Line is going to change London more than anyone would think.

Bond Street station will improve the Grosvenor Square area.

What will your local Elizabeth Line station, do for your area?

October 27, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , , ,

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