Hidden London Tour opens to groups
This year the London Transport Museum is opening its Hidden London Tour to group bookings. The tour takes in disused Tube stations, tunnels and secret spaces that were once busy with commuters and trains – some dating to the foundation of the network in 1863 – but are now surplus to requirements and usually out of bounds.
Led by experienced guides, the Hidden London Tours takes in unseen passageways and concealed chambers, and you’ll hear stories about war-time shelters, feats of engineering and top-secret hideaways. You may even spot some familiar film locations!
Each tour has a maximum number of people in each tour slot so larger groups will need to be split across more than one tour. Options include Aldwych – the end of the Line, Down Street – Churchill’s secret station, Euston – the lost tunnels, Moorgate – the metropolitan maze, and Piccadilly Circus – the heart of London.
London Transport Museum, itself, is in Covent Garden and explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years. Groups can also book tours of the Museum Depot at Acton where the majority of the Museum’s collections has been held for 20 years. When it first opened on its rail-connected site in 1999, it was pioneering as it was the first museum store in the UK to be specifically designed with regular public access in mind.