LSO St Luke's is the Orchestra's music education centre and venue for hire on Old Street in London.
We are following the latest available COVID-19 government guidelines to ensure that any LSO activity at our venue LSO St Luke’s is COVID-19 secure.
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Update as of 5 January 2021
From 5 January LSO St Luke's is operating under national lockdown rules and is not open to visitors.
LSO St Luke's
UBS and LSO Music Education Centre
161 Old Street
London EC1V 9NG
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Administration: +44 20 7490 3939
Box Office: +44 20 7638 8891
Venue Hire: +44 20 7566 2871
The nearest Underground station is Old Street, on the Northern line (Bank branch). Take the left-hand ramp out of Subway 4 when leaving the station and walk straight ahead of you, west on Old Street - the spire of LSO St Luke's will be visible. LSO St Luke's is on the right hand (north) side of the street.
To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.
The nearest station is Old Street (for Great Northern services), but Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Blackfriars and City Thameslink are all within walking distance.
Services running to LSO St Luke's are 55, 243 (stop nearest to LSO St Luke's), 43, 76, 141, 205, 214, 271. We are easily accessible by bus from around the city.
Plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map.
The nearest NCP parking is at the Barbican Centre. For full details please visit the Visitor info: Barbican page. There are occasionally disabled parking spaces available, but these must be booked in advance by calling LSO St Luke's on +44 20 7490 3939.
LSO St Luke's:
The building is generally only open during events. Doors usually open one hour before the event start time. Please note that there is no credit card machine at LSO St Luke's, and tickets on the door can only be purchased with cash.
Advance Box Office (Barbican Centre Level G):
Monday to Wednesday; Saturday 10am–9pm
Thursday and Friday 10am–8.30pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 12pm–9pm
Box Office telephone booking (+44 20 7638 8891; booking fee applies):
Monday to Saturday 10am–8pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 11am–8pm
The comfort and safety of our audiences and staff is always paramount. As part of our security measures we have reinforced our restrictions on bags inside the venue. Only one, reasonably-sized, handbag per person may be brought inside the venue and all bags may be searched. LSO St Luke’s does not have cloakroom facilities on-site and are thus unable to allow suitcases, large bags or folding bicycles into the venue. The following stations offer left luggage facilities:
Charing Cross, Main Concourse (07:00–23:00)
Euston, Platform 16-18 (07:00–23:00)
King’s Cross, Main Concourse (07:00–23:00)
Liverpool Street, Platform 10 (07:00–23:00)
Paddington, Platform 12 (07:00–23:00)
St Pancras, Main Concourse (Mon-Sat 5:30–23:00, Sun 07:00–22:00)
Alternatively, you may like to try Stasher which stores luggage in trusted local businesses for a fee.
Please visit this page for full details of access to facilities at LSO St Luke's.
Eating and drinking
There are plenty of options for pre- and post-show restaurants and bars in the Old Street area, at the Barbican, on Whitecross Street and towards Smithfield Market. The LSO St Luke's Café and Bar is usually open before events, and serves light lunches and refreshments before and after BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts.