National Theatre and Roundhouse praise London’s Night Tube service
Arts venues including the National Theatre and the Roundhouse have welcomed extensions to the Night Tube service, which they claim will be of benefit to staff and audiences.
In August, a 24-hour service was introduced on the Central and Victoria lines, with the Jubilee now joining them from today (October 7).
In November, the Northern line will also begin offering a night service.
Camden venue the Roundhouse is accessed by the Northern line.
Chief executive and artistic director Marcus Davey said: “Camden has played a huge role in making London’s nightlife world-famous. From music to fashion, theatre and the market, people of all ages enjoy a 24-hour lifetime here. Making it easier to get around throughout the night will only cement Camden’s position as a great night-time destination.”
Meanwhile, Liz Fosbury, chief operating officer at the National Theatre, said the Jubilee line’s Night Tube service would benefit the venue.
“We welcome the move, which will hugely benefit our audiences, staff and London’s night-time economy. The South Bank is a renowned cultural hub and this move confirms that London is open for all,” she said.
London mayor Sadiq Khan said “hundreds of thousands of Londoners have already benefited” from the Night Tube.
“It’s great news that so many more will now be able to enjoy our world-class cultural venues on the South Bank, as well as venues such as the O2 and Wembley Stadium, without needing to make that late dash for the last Tube,” he added.
When the service was introduced in August, the Society of London Theatre suggested that West End venues could adjust the start times of shows as a result.
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