Dig up the secrets of the past with the Hidden London underground tours
We spend most of our lives running down those escalators to the depths of the Underground. But what about all those hidden stations no longer in use? Well you now have the opportunity to take a look around thanks to the London Transport Museum, which is running a fresh batch of tours in the new year.
You can dive into passageways and lift shafts at Piccadilly Circus to discover the station’s original Edwardian design features; explore closed-off parts of Baker Street, one of the oldest underground railway stations in the world; go down into the tunnels of Clapham South, which were used as shelter for people during WW2 and for migrants from the Windrush; discover the disused spaces of Charing Cross and walk under Trafalgar Square; check out the vintage advertising posters at Euston; and go through sections of the original Shepherd’s Bush station dating back to 1900, where you can learn why it was west London’s most important transport hub.
These tours are not for the faint hearted as who knows what will be floating around down there…but defo worth heading under THAT ground for.
January – March 2024