Almost a year late, the London Underground network will start by rolling out services on the Central and Victoria lines.
That means night owls will be able to travel the network on Saturdays and Sundays from 12.30 – 5.30am.
The remaining lines are due to be in operation by autumn.
We’ve put together some of our top tips for ensuring you get the most out of the new Night Tube service...
- 1Make extreme eye contact with everyone in your carriage and smile encouragingly at newcomersOliver Strewe via Getty Images
- 2Forget tinder, this is your chance to meet someone IRLDaniel Berehulak via Getty Images
- 3Don't worry about taking your rubbish with youDaniel Berehulak via Getty Images
- 4Normal rules about sliding down the escalators will not applyEdward Smith/EMPICS Entertainment
- 5Catch 40 winks while on your way home from a night outCarlos Lopez-Barillas via Getty Images
- 6Don't let your kebab get cold by waiting until you get off the TubeFoodcollection via Getty Images
- 7Ignore the huge gap between the train and the platformclaudiodivizia via Getty Images
- 8Show off your pole-dancing skills on the trainRAUL ARBOLEDA via Getty Images
- 9Take advantage of the quieter morning hours to transport unwieldy itemsstockcam via Getty Images
- 10Wearing earphones will be strongly discouragedHalfpoint via Getty Images
Speaking about the new service, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told the Evening Standard: “I have made getting the Night Tube up and running a priority, and London Underground has now confirmed that services on the first two lines will launch on 19 August.”
The announcement is the latest apparent victory on public transport for Khan, who has also vowed to make the Tube safer amid overcrowding fears.