Of the closed tube stations that litter the London Underground, two top the list of stations that people want to visit.
One is Down Street, near Hyde Park as it was used as a WW2 command centre, and the other is the famous Aldwych/Strand station, which is largely unmodernised.
This coming June, you can get into Aldwych — as it has a series of occasional open days.
Although only closed in 1994, it holds a special fascination for most people as it is still visible above ground, and even when open was hardly ever used so even the heaviest of tube travellers are unlikely to have been there.
It is also one of those stations that has a dual hidden history, as even when open, only one of two platforms was in use – so you have one old platform, and one even older one.
During the month of June, there will be weekly tours of the empty platforms and tunnels held on Thursdays-Sundays though out the month.
Tickets: Adult £25.00, Concession £20.00.
Access to the platform is by staircase only and there is no working lift in operation. 160 stairs connect the ticket hall level to the platform level – there is no step-free access.
Tickets will be released for sale on Monday 10 February and must be booked in advance online or by calling 020 7565 7298.
All tickets include a special souvenir booklet and a 50% discounted admission to London Transport Museum located approximately five minutes from Aldwych station.
Based on previous tours, non-professional cameras will be allowed, but no tripods or “big stuff”. Consumer grade DSLRs seem to be permitted.