You could almost hear the cheers across London when a date for the long-awaited night Tube was announced this month. For residents in Camden and Kentish Town, an all night Northern line service running on Fridays and Saturdays will arrive this September, giving travellers a new choice in addition to the night bus or taxi.
The all-night trains will be especially welcome by London residents who are keen to sample the capital's late-night venues, as well as shift workers who don't keep regular office hours.
As estate agents we can pre-empt that properties where the nearest Tube station offers an all-night service will carry a unique selling point. With only five lines out of a total of 11 currently included (and plans to roll out the service across the Tube network promised vaguely as 'some time in the future'), there is bound to a be a premium for property where you can travel by Tube round-the-clock on Fridays and Saturdays.
Those taking the Northern line from either Kentish Town or Camden Town will enjoy an 8 minute service between Morden and Camden Town, and every 15 minutes between Camden Town and High Barnet/Edgware, although there will be no service on the Mill Hill East or Bank branches.
Passengers will be able to travel through the night on Fridays and Saturdays on the Victoria and Jubilee Lines beginning on August 5, with services on the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines following in September, it is understood.