Coming Soon – Guided Tours of Aldwych Tube Station

UPDATED 23rd Sept:

All tickets are now SOLD OUT and it is highly unlikely that they will let people go in on the day. I am going tomorrow (Friday) and expect to have a report on this blog in the evening. In the meantime, you can see photos from a previous visit I made to the station platforms.

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UPDATED 6th Sept:

The tours will last around 45 minutes and will be led by actors portraying 1940s characters – including a spiv and an ARP warden and will offer a glimpse into what life was like for people travelling and sheltering on the Tube during the Blitz.

The station will be dressed to give a wartime feel and atmosphere and outside, at street level, a pre-war RT8 bus will be parked near Aldwych station in Surrey Street.

Tickets cost £8.50

Telephone 020 7565 7298 020 7565 7455 to book from 10am.

Full details here

UPDATED 4th Sept:

Tickets for the tours of Aldwych Underground station will be released for sale on Tuesday 7 September.

The Evening Standard may have leaked this a day or two early as the LT Museum booking office hasn’t had the full details confirmed yet – but there will be guided tours of the disused Aldwych tube station later this month running from 24th-26th September.

Absolutely no more information is known yet, so don’t bombard the LT Museum for details. As soon as the details are finalised, they will put it on their website, and my auto-tracking systems will alert me to update this blog post.

Nonetheless, the chance to get down into the bowels of this iconic station is one not to be missed – even though I have actually been down there once before.

Abandoned Platform

More photos to whet your appetite.

I wonder if they read my previous blog post about tours of the disused station and will include the tunnels as well *grins*.

The ticket office floor of the station was opened to the public recently, for the Transforming the Tube exhibition.

33 thoughts on “Coming Soon – Guided Tours of Aldwych Tube Station

  1. The tickets have already been made available via agents and are 100% sold. I bought 20 and am willing to sell them on at a special exclusive price.

  2. Do you think the tickets will sell out fast, I am worried that there be sold out by the time I have a chance to buy some. 12pm.

  3. Well I guess they will take a couple of hours. I hope LT are testing the market, and may be planning to start more tours in the future.

  4. I am surprised I cant bring “professional equipment”. I have Canon EOS 5D Mark II, but hardly I would judge myself to be professional photographer, it is just a hobby for me. And without solid tripod to take pics in that darknes will be difficult anyway. Do not understand all that fuss.

    Anyone knows how many tickets I am allowed to buy? I want to go with friends and we are group of 5. Also any idea how many people can go there at the same time and how many admissions there will be per day? Sorry, i know … too many questions.

  5. Phoned up at 9am, got straight through and booked my ticket. I was able to take my pick of days/times, so hopefully you should all get tickets.

  6. Got mine :-) No probs. She did ask how many i wanted to buy, so maybe a group of five would be ok. Only one way to find out.

    See you on the 24th Aldwych & actors. Actually i think i’d rather have some tube historian or LU expert showing me round rather than actors dressed up, but beggars can’t be choosers!

    Cheers for the info Ian. :-)

  7. I was trying the number with little success – then realised that the phone number on the LT Museum page now appears to have changed from what Ian posted above. Calling the -7455 number got me straight through first time.

  8. you obviously called one of many numbers of museum. I tried only the one posted above (…98) and it worked. They maybe changed number on the webpage of this event, but contact page still showing:

    Talks & events bookings: +44 (0)20 7565 7298

  9. Got Tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was waiting for at least 5 minutes on the original number when somebody picked up. Cant Wait. I was told there are many tickets left but the phones are busy. Thanks,Ronnie.

  10. Just called at 12.30 and still had the option for any of the 3 days. Got ansafone several times but redialled straight away got through on about the 5th attempt.

  11. Ian – thanks for the heads up on this, wouldn’t have picked it up had I not seen it on your Twitter timeline. Tried most of the day, got through at about 16h00. Looking forward to it.

    FWIW – I agree with Tim, I’d rather have an historian than an actor.

  12. Still plenty of places left – I just booked – the expected popular lunch/afternoon slots are full but no problem with evening slots. Thanks for the tip off Ian as I have not heard anything about this from the museum themselves despite being a paid up friend for years.

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