London Underground will come to a standstill this week as industrial action looks set to go ahead over disputes about pay and conditions for the upcoming night tube service.
Unions are expected to reject an offer by the London Underground made on Friday 31 July, meaning a 24-hour Tube strike planned to start on the evening of Wednesday 5 August is likely to go ahead. Talks between unions Unite, RMT, TSSA, Aslef and London Underground are ongoing but no deal has been made yet.
The strike is due to begin at 6.30pm and continue throughout 6 August, disrupting public transport around the capital until 7 August in a similar way to the July strike. But for those who do not fancy queuing for the bus or cycling, here is a handy map by design team Aryven Arasen and Joe Watson that tells you how long it takes to walk between stations in London.
According to the map, it takes approximately:
32 minutes to walk from Waterloo to Tottenham Court Road
27 minutes to walk from Waterloo to London Bridge
15 minutes to walk from London Bridge to Bank
24 minutes to walk from King's Cross St Pancras to Holborn
39 minutes to walk from King's Cross St Pancras to Oxford Circus
Which services are running?
The DLR, London Overground, tram and TfL rail services will be running as normal but are expected to be busy. Overground and DLR stations with an interchange with the London Underground may be affected.
All other National Rail services will operate as normal. However, on the afternoon of Wednesday 5 August and on 6 August, National Rail services and terminals within London will be very busy. Extra buses will be put on to accommodate commuters and extra river services between central London and Canary Wharf and Putney will also be put on. IBTimes UK has put together a guide on the services that will be disrupted during the strike and which tickets you can use.