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Route 153

Finsbury Park - Holloway - Barnsbury - Islington - Barbican - Moorgate

Mondays to Fridays           Saturdays           Sundays

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Route record (places served and roads followed)

Note: This route is classed as high frequency, and as such controllers will endeavour to provide an even service rather than necessarily adhering exactly to the times shown.

153 Mondays to Fridays towards Liverpool Street      Other direction      Sat      Sun     


Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0455 0515 0535 0555 0610 0625 0637 0647 0657 0707 0717 0727 0739 0751 0803 0815 0827 0839
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0459 0519 0539 0559 0614 0629 0642 0653 0703 0713 0724 0734 0746 0758 0810 0822 0834 0846
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0506 0526 0546 0606 0622 0638 0651 0702 0713 0724 0735 0746 0758 0810 0822 0834 0846 0858
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0509 0529 0549 0609 0625 0641 0655 0707 0718 0729 0741 0752 0804 0816 0828 0840 0852 0904
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0515 0535 0555 0615 0631 0648 0703 0715 0726 0738 0750 0802 0814 0826 0838 0850 0902 0914
Barbican Station                        0516 0536 0556 0616 0633 0650 0704 0716 0728 0740 0752 0804 0816 0828 0840 0852 0904 0916
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0523 0543 0603 0623 0640 0658 0713 0726 0739 0752 0804 0817 0829 0841 0853 0905 0917 0929

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0852 0904 0916 0928 0940 0952 1004 Then      16 28 40 52 04           1316 1327 1338 1349
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0859 0911 0923 0935 0947 0958 1010 every 12  22 34 46 58 10           1322 1333 1344 1355
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0911 0923 0935 0947 0959 1010 1021 minutes   33 45 57 09 21           1333 1344 1355 1406
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0917 0929 0941 0953 1005 1016 1027 at these  39 51 03 15 27 until     1339 1350 1401 1412
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0927 0939 0951 1003 1015 1025 1036 minutes   48 00 12 24 36           1348 1359 1410 1421
Barbican Station                        0929 0941 0953 1005 1017 1027 1038 past      50 02 14 26 38           1350 1401 1412 1423
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0942 0954 1006 1018 1030 1040 1051 the hour  03 15 27 39 51           1403 1414 1425 1436

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1400 1411 1422 1433 1444 1455 1506 1517 1528 Then      40 52 04 16 28           1828 1840
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1406 1417 1428 1439 1451 1502 1513 1524 1536 every 12  48 00 12 24 36           1836 1847
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1417 1428 1439 1451 1502 1514 1526 1537 1549 minutes   01 13 25 37 49           1849 1900
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1423 1434 1445 1457 1509 1521 1532 1544 1556 at these  08 20 32 44 56 until     1856 1906
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1432 1443 1455 1506 1518 1530 1542 1554 1606 minutes   18 30 42 54 06           1906 1916
Barbican Station                        1434 1445 1457 1508 1520 1532 1544 1556 1608 past      20 32 44 56 08           1908 1918
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   1447 1458 1509 1521 1533 1545 1557 1609 1621 the hour  33 45 57 09 21           1921 1930

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1852 1905 1920 1935 1950 2005 2020 2035 2050 Then      10 30 50       2350
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1859 1912 1926 1941 1955 2010 2025 2040 2055 every 20  15 35 55       2355
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1911 1923 1937 1951 2005 2019 2033 2048 2103 minutes   23 43 03       0003
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1917 1929 1943 1956 2010 2024 2038 2053 2108 at these  28 48 08 until 0008
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1926 1937 1951 2004 2017 2030 2044 2059 2114 minutes   34 54 14       0014
Barbican Station                        1928 1939 1952 2005 2018 2032 2045 2100 2115 past      35 55 15       0015
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   1940 1951 2004 2016 2029 2042 2055 2110 2125 the hour  45 05 25       0025

153 Mondays to Fridays towards Finsbury Park      Other direction      Sat      Sun     


Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0505 0525 0545 0605 0620 0635 0648 0658 0708 0718 0727 0736 0748 0800 0812 0824 0836 0848
Barbican Station                        0512 0532 0552 0612 0627 0642 0656 0706 0716 0727 0736 0746 0758 0810 0822 0834 0846 0858
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0514 0534 0554 0614 0629 0645 0658 0709 0719 0730 0739 0749 0801 0813 0825 0837 0849 0901
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0519 0539 0559 0619 0635 0651 0705 0716 0727 0738 0748 0759 0811 0823 0835 0847 0859 0911
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0522 0542 0602 0622 0638 0654 0709 0720 0731 0743 0753 0804 0816 0828 0840 0852 0904 0916
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0528 0548 0608 0628 0645 0702 0717 0729 0741 0753 0804 0815 0827 0839 0851 0903 0915 0927
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0532 0552 0612 0632 0649 0707 0722 0735 0747 0800 0811 0823 0835 0847 0859 0911 0923 0935

Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0900 0912 0924 0936 0947 0958 Then      10 22 34 46 58           1422 1433 1444 1455 1506
Barbican Station                        0910 0922 0934 0946 0957 1007 every 12  19 31 43 55 07           1431 1442 1453 1504 1516
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0913 0925 0937 0949 1000 1010 minutes   22 34 46 58 10           1434 1445 1456 1507 1519
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0923 0935 0947 0959 1010 1019 at these  31 43 55 07 19 until     1443 1454 1506 1517 1529
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0928 0940 0952 1004 1015 1024 minutes   36 48 00 12 24           1448 1459 1511 1523 1534
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0939 0951 1003 1015 1026 1035 past      47 59 11 23 35           1459 1511 1523 1535 1547
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0947 0959 1011 1023 1034 1044 the hour  56 08 20 32 44           1508 1520 1532 1544 1556

Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   1517 1528 1540 Then      52 04 16 28 40           1828 1840 1852 1905 1920 1935 1950 2005
Barbican Station                        1527 1538 1550 every 12  02 14 26 38 50           1838 1849 1901 1914 1929 1943 1958 2013
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1530 1541 1553 minutes   05 17 29 41 53           1841 1852 1904 1916 1931 1946 2000 2015
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1540 1552 1604 at these  16 28 40 52 04 until     1852 1903 1914 1926 1940 1954 2008 2022
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1546 1558 1610 minutes   22 34 46 58 10           1858 1908 1919 1930 1944 1958 2011 2025
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1559 1611 1623 past      35 47 59 11 23           1911 1921 1931 1942 1955 2008 2021 2034
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1608 1620 1633 the hour  45 57 09 21 33           1921 1930 1939 1950 2002 2014 2027 2039

Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   2020 2035 2050 Then      10 30 50       0010
Barbican Station                        2028 2043 2058 every 20  18 38 58       0018
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2030 2045 2100 minutes   20 40 00       0020
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2036 2051 2106 at these  26 46 06 until 0026
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2039 2054 2109 minutes   29 49 09       0029
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    2047 2102 2117 past      37 57 17       0037
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2052 2107 2122 the hour  42 02 22       0042

153 Saturdays and Good Fridays towards Liverpool Street      Other direction      Mon-Fri      Sun    


Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0455 0515 0535 0555 0615 0635 0655 0715 0730 0745 0800 0815 0830 0840 0850 0900 0911 0923
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0459 0519 0539 0559 0619 0639 0659 0719 0734 0749 0804 0819 0835 0845 0855 0906 0917 0929
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0506 0526 0546 0606 0626 0646 0706 0726 0742 0757 0813 0828 0844 0855 0905 0916 0928 0940
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0509 0529 0549 0609 0629 0649 0709 0729 0745 0801 0817 0833 0848 0859 0911 0922 0934 0946
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0515 0535 0555 0615 0635 0655 0715 0736 0752 0808 0824 0840 0856 0907 0919 0930 0943 0955
Barbican Station                        0516 0536 0556 0616 0636 0656 0716 0737 0753 0809 0825 0841 0858 0909 0920 0932 0945 0957
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0523 0543 0603 0623 0643 0703 0723 0744 0801 0817 0834 0851 0907 0919 0931 0943 0957 1009

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0935 Then      47 59 11 23 35           1759 1810 1821 1832 1843 1854 1905 1920 1935 1950
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0941 every 12  53 05 17 29 41           1805 1815 1826 1837 1848 1859 1910 1925 1940 1955
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0952 minutes   04 16 28 40 52           1816 1826 1837 1847 1858 1909 1919 1934 1949 2003
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0958 at these  10 22 34 46 58 until     1822 1832 1843 1853 1904 1914 1925 1939 1954 2008
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1007 minutes   19 31 43 55 07           1831 1841 1851 1901 1912 1922 1932 1946 2001 2015
Barbican Station                        1009 past      21 33 45 57 09           1833 1843 1853 1903 1913 1923 1934 1948 2002 2016
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   1021 the hour  33 45 57 09 21           1845 1855 1905 1915 1925 1935 1945 1959 2013 2027

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2005 2020 2035 2050 Then      10 30 50       2350
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    2010 2025 2040 2055 every 20  15 35 55       2355
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2018 2033 2048 2103 minutes   23 43 03       0003
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2023 2038 2053 2108 at these  28 48 08 until 0008
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2029 2044 2059 2114 minutes   34 54 14       0014
Barbican Station                        2030 2045 2100 2115 past      35 55 15       0015
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   2041 2055 2110 2125 the hour  45 05 25       0025

153 Saturdays and Good Fridays towards Finsbury Park      Other direction      Mon-Fri      Sun    


Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0505 0525 0545 0605 0625 0645 0705 0721 0738 0754 0811 0821 0832 0843 0853 0904 0915 0926
Barbican Station                        0512 0532 0552 0612 0632 0652 0712 0728 0745 0802 0818 0829 0840 0851 0902 0913 0924 0935
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0514 0534 0554 0614 0634 0654 0714 0730 0747 0804 0821 0832 0843 0854 0905 0916 0927 0938
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0519 0539 0559 0619 0639 0659 0719 0736 0753 0810 0827 0838 0850 0901 0913 0924 0935 0947
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0522 0542 0602 0622 0642 0702 0722 0739 0756 0813 0831 0842 0854 0905 0917 0929 0940 0952
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0528 0548 0608 0628 0648 0708 0728 0745 0803 0821 0839 0851 0903 0915 0927 0939 0951 1003
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0532 0552 0612 0632 0652 0712 0732 0750 0808 0826 0844 0857 0909 0922 0934 0947 1000 1012

Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0938 0950 1002 1014 1026 1038 1050 1103 1115 1128 1140 1153 1205 1217 1229 1241 1253 1305
Barbican Station                        0947 0959 1011 1023 1035 1047 1059 1112 1124 1137 1149 1202 1214 1226 1238 1250 1302 1314
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0950 1002 1014 1026 1038 1050 1102 1115 1127 1140 1152 1205 1217 1229 1241 1253 1305 1317
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0959 1011 1023 1035 1047 1059 1111 1124 1136 1149 1201 1214 1226 1238 1250 1302 1314 1326
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1004 1016 1028 1040 1052 1104 1116 1129 1141 1154 1206 1219 1231 1243 1255 1307 1319 1331
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1015 1027 1039 1051 1103 1115 1127 1140 1152 1205 1217 1230 1242 1254 1306 1318 1330 1342
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1024 1036 1048 1100 1112 1124 1136 1149 1201 1214 1226 1239 1251 1303 1315 1327 1339 1351

Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   1317 Then      29 41 53 05 17           1753 1805 1817 1829 1841 1853 1905 1920 1935 1950
Barbican Station                        1326 every 12  38 50 02 14 26           1802 1814 1825 1837 1849 1901 1913 1928 1943 1958
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1329 minutes   41 53 05 17 29           1805 1816 1828 1840 1852 1904 1916 1930 1945 2000
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1338 at these  50 02 14 26 38 until     1814 1825 1837 1848 1900 1911 1923 1937 1952 2007
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1343 minutes   55 07 19 31 43           1819 1830 1841 1853 1904 1915 1927 1941 1956 2010
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1354 past      06 18 30 42 54           1830 1841 1852 1903 1914 1925 1936 1950 2004 2018
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1403 the hour  15 27 39 51 03           1839 1849 1900 1911 1922 1932 1943 1957 2010 2024

Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   2005 2020 2035 2050 Then      10 30 50       0010
Barbican Station                        2013 2028 2043 2058 every 20  18 38 58       0018
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        2015 2030 2045 2100 minutes   20 40 00       0020
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             2021 2036 2051 2106 at these  26 46 06 until 0026
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              2024 2039 2054 2109 minutes   29 49 09       0029
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    2033 2047 2102 2117 past      37 57 17       0037
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    2038 2052 2107 2122 the hour  42 02 22       0042

153 Sundays/Public Holidays (not Christmas Day or Boxing Day) towards Liverpool Street (not Christmas Day or Boxing Day) towards Liverpool Street      Other direction      Mon-Fri      Sat    


Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0640 0700 0720 0740 0800 0820 0840 0855 0910 0922 Then      34 46 58 10 22           1846
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0644 0704 0724 0744 0804 0824 0844 0859 0914 0927 every 12  39 51 03 15 27           1851
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0651 0711 0731 0751 0811 0831 0851 0906 0922 0935 minutes   47 59 11 23 35           1859
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0654 0714 0734 0754 0814 0834 0854 0910 0927 0941 at these  53 05 17 29 41 until     1905
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0700 0720 0740 0800 0820 0840 0900 0916 0933 0947 minutes   59 11 23 35 47           1911
Barbican Station                        0701 0721 0741 0801 0821 0841 0901 0918 0935 0949 past      01 13 25 37 49           1913
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0708 0728 0748 0808 0828 0848 0908 0926 0944 0959 the hour  11 23 35 47 59           1923

Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1857 1909 1920 1932 1944 1956 2008 2020 2035 2050 Then      10 30 50       2350
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1902 1914 1925 1937 1949 2001 2013 2025 2040 2055 every 20  15 35 55       2355
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1910 1922 1933 1945 1957 2009 2021 2033 2048 2103 minutes   23 43 03       0003
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1916 1927 1938 1950 2002 2014 2026 2038 2053 2108 at these  28 48 08 until 0008
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1922 1933 1944 1956 2008 2020 2032 2044 2059 2114 minutes   34 54 14       0014
Barbican Station                        1924 1935 1945 1957 2009 2021 2033 2045 2100 2115 past      35 55 15       0015
Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   1934 1945 1955 2007 2019 2031 2043 2055 2110 2125 the hour  45 05 25       0025

153 Sundays/Public Holidays (not Christmas Day or Boxing Day) towards Finsbury Park (not Christmas Day or Boxing Day) towards Finsbury Park      Other direction     Mon-Fri      Sat   


Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   0650 0710 0730 0750 0810 0825 0842 0856 0911 0923 Then      35 47 59 11 23           1859
Barbican Station                        0657 0717 0737 0757 0817 0832 0849 0904 0919 0932 every 12  44 56 08 20 32           1908
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        0659 0719 0739 0759 0819 0834 0852 0907 0922 0935 minutes   47 59 11 23 35           1911
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             0704 0724 0744 0804 0824 0839 0857 0912 0928 0941 at these  53 05 17 29 41 until     1917
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              0707 0727 0747 0807 0827 0842 0900 0916 0932 0946 minutes   58 10 22 34 46           1922
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    0713 0733 0753 0813 0833 0848 0907 0923 0940 0954 past      06 18 30 42 54           1930
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    0717 0737 0757 0817 0837 0852 0911 0928 0944 0959 the hour  11 23 35 47 59           1935

Liverpool Street Station, Bus Station   1910 1921 1932 1944 1956 2008 2020 2035 2050 Then      10 30 50       0010
Barbican Station                        1918 1929 1940 1952 2004 2016 2028 2043 2058 every 20  18 38 58       0018
St John Street, Clerkenwell Road        1921 1932 1942 1954 2006 2018 2030 2045 2100 minutes   20 40 00       0020
Islington, Tolpuddle Street             1927 1938 1948 2000 2012 2024 2036 2051 2106 at these  26 46 06 until 0026
Barnsbury, Hemingford Arms              1932 1942 1952 2003 2015 2027 2039 2054 2109 minutes   29 49 09       0029
Holloway, Holloway Road/Loraine Road    1940 1950 2000 2011 2023 2035 2047 2102 2117 past      37 57 17       0037
Finsbury Park Station, Station Place    1945 1955 2005 2016 2028 2040 2052 2107 2122 the hour  42 02 22       0042

Note: There is no service on Christmas Day. On working Mondays to Fridays around Christmas and New Year, a Saturday service operates.  The precise dates of operation depend on the day of the week on which Christmas Day falls; please see Christmas and New Year page for more details.

Operated by CT Plus for London Buses.

Long term curtailment to Moorgate ceased 30/04/16 but running via London Wall and Old Broad Street instead of Liverpool Street. Timetable as 02/02/13.

Route record

Finsbury Park - Holloway - Barnsbury - Islington - Barbican - Moorgate
Finsbury Park Station Station Place - Stroud Green Road - Seven Sisters Road - Isledon Road - Tollington Road - Holloway - Holloway Road - Holloway Road Station - Holloway Road - Palmer Place - Mackenzie Road - Westbourne Road - Arundel Square - Offord Road - Barnsbury - Hemingford Road - Copenhagen Street - Barnsbury Road - Tolpuddle Street - Liverpool Road - Islington High Street - Angel Station - St John Street - Clerkenwell Road - Goswell Road - Aldersgate - Barbican Station - Beech Street - Chiswell Street - Finsbury Pavement - Moorgate - South Place - Eldon Street - Blomfield Street - London Wall - Old Broad Street - Liverpool Street Station Bus Station

Moorgate - Barbican - Islington - Barnsbury - Holloway - Finsbury Park Row
Liverpool Street Station Bus Station - Old Broad Street - London Wall - Moorgate - Moorgate Station - Moorgate - Finsbury Pavement - Chiswell Street - Beech Street - Barbican Station - Aldersgate - Goswell Road - Clerkenwell Road - St John Street - Angel Station - Liverpool Road - Tolpuddle Street - Barnsbury Road - Copenhagen Street - Hemingford Road - Barnsbury - Offord Road - Arundel Square - Westbourne Road - Mackenzie Road - Liverpool Road - Holloway Road - Holloway Road Station - Holloway Road - Holloway - Seven Sisters Road - Finsbury Park Station Station Place

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