The Victoria Line is now closed for the rest of August (along with the footpath to Queens Road station). Rather than use the overground it might be quicker and easier, (and cheaper!) to use a bike route, possibly just to get to Finsbury Park and pick up the Vic from there.
Below are links to some cycle routes starting from around Walthamstow Central suggested on the Waltham Forest Cycling Campaign website. Check their routes page for the full details, return routes and alternative routes.
- Finsbury Park & Manor House, 8 km.
- Leyton Tube, 5.8 km.
- Leytonstone Tube, 3.4 km.
- Seven Sisters, 5 km.
- Snaresbrook, 4 km.
- Stratford Tube, 7 km.
- Tottenham Hale, 3.5 km.
They’ve also had offers of help to make your first commute as easy and safe as possible with 'Ride buddies' to show you the way. The destinations offered so far include:
- Walthamstow Queen’s Road Station to Kings Cross/Farringdon
- Wood Street to Hackney Road
- Lea Bridge Road (outside the Samaritans) to Battersea
- Greenleaf Road to Clerkenwell
- Campbell Road to Liverpool Street, mostly on quiet back-roads
- St James St to Euston station
- Walthamstow Central to Stoke Newington and Highbury & Islington
- Lighthouse Chapel in Markhouse Road to Camden Lock
- Quiet route from Walthamstow to Bloomsbury
- Rensburg Rd / Coppermill Lane to South Kensington
- Explore the route to central London, taking in all the stations from Euston to Victoria
- Walthamstow Central to Shoreditch High Street