Some residents in the area have been experiencing issues with tube noise and vibration levels.  From the map below, this would seem to be due to the Victoria line, with Cloudesley Estate residents most likely to be affected in the South-East corner of Cloudesley Square, the middle of Cloudesley Street, the South of Cloudesley Road and Liverpool Road near Theberton Street.

Tube Line Location

If you are affected, here is what you can do:

1. Make an official complaint to TfL.  The best way to do this is to download and fill in the questionnaire here and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also wish to visit the TfL website and / or call them on 0343 222 1234 (TfL call charges).

2. Call TfL on 0343 222 1234 and request a visit by an engineer to take measurements in your home.

3. Join our group.  A group of people affected has been set-up by a local resident Neil Smith to keep people informed.  If you would like to join this group, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be put in touch.


Update, November 2019.  It seems this is still an issue - there was an article in the latest Islington Tribune on the subject with this rather nice picture below of Cloudesley Square residents Roger Baldwin and Mark Geday.  Neil Smith also features.  Check it out here: .  Meanwhile, our latest newsletter has an update on what TfL has to say about grinding work they are carrying out, although as Neil points out in the Tribune article, their response has not been entirely satisfactory.

The more detailed map below suggests that the parts of the Cloudesley Estate most likely to be affected are the South East corner of Cloudesley Square, the middle of Cloudesley Street and the South end of Cloudesley Road, which seems to match residents' experiences.  Watch this space!


Mark and RogerTube Map Detailed


Stop Press!  And now we've made it into the Evening Standard!  Check out the story here: .  This time there is a particularly attractive picture of Clarissa Baldwin plus handsome dog, with Holy Trinity in the background - see below.  Cloudesley Square is described as "one of London's grandest squares" - fame at last!  On a more practical note, this must surely force TfL to take the complaints about tube noise more seriously, so congratulations to Neil and all the other residents who've brought this to their attention.


Clarissa Baldwin