Elizabeth line: 7 amazing London sights not to be missed on the city’s newest rail line

The new Crossrail service was officially opened in May 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee

The Elizabeth line runs from Reading and Heathrow to Abbey Wood and Shenfield - and in between travellers can discover many great cutural assets London has to offer.

The first passenger service to run on the Elizabeth line was greeted with much fanfare by Londoners, with people queuing up early in the morning to ride the first train on May 24, 2022.

This May, a final timetable change will see the line fully opened. Launching will have increased the city’s rail capacity by about 10%.

Much debate ensued about the necessity of the word ‘line’ in its official title, as well its distinctive white filled purple signage on the London Underground map, which makes it more similar to an Overground of DLR service than the Tube.

Incredibly minor controversies aside, the Elizabeth line has proved a roaring success and opened up parts of the city that were previously only accessible by national rail or bus for millions.

From the Olympics to great curry to one Sherlock Holmes, here are seven London sights along its route that are worth if visit if you’ve not yet done so - along with the stops you need to get there.

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