The London Transport Museum has announced a new batch of tours in its Hidden London series of disused parts of the London Underground.

55 Broadway: London’s First Skyscraper

Dates: 16 – 17 February & 16 – 17 March 2019

Tickets: Adult £38.50; Concession £33.50

A radical architectural milestone, which prompted much debate when unveiled in 1929, this Grade I listed structure is now acknowledged as a marvel of art deco London. Your tour will give you access to London Underground’s iconic former headquarters, and a new perspective on the capital city as you journey up 14 storeys (mostly by lift) to see beautifully designed offices, grand meeting rooms, and stunning rooftop views.

Euston: The Lost Tunnels

Dates: Wednesday – Sunday, 6 – 31 March 2019

Tickets: Adult £41.50, Concession £36.50

The tour of Euston’s lost tunnels offers visitors a glimpse of quiet and spooky passageways below Euston’s bustling station. See a gallery of preserved vintage advertising poster fragments that have been concealed for over 50 years. Learn about the newest innovations to the Tube and Network Rail station that serves over 42 million passengers each year, and witness the remains of its past before the site is transformed for the arrival of HS2.

Euston: Photography Tour

Dates: Friday – Sunday, 22 February – 3 March 2019

Tickets: Adult £100.00; Concession £95.00

Photography fans will love this tour which allows them to capture Euston’s atmospheric passages, unique architecture and style. The tour starts with access to a large operational fan room to see first hand recent developments in the station’s infrastructure, before heading underground where you will be able to explore the old passenger corridors, walk under the old lift shaft and discover hidden ventilation tunnels. This tour is especially designed for keen photographers with good working knowledge of photographic equipment who want time and access to these unique underground spaces to capture the perfect shot of Euston’s lost tunnels.

Aldwych: The End of the Line

Dates: Friday – Sunday, 15 February – 10 March 2019

Tickets: Adult £41.50, Concession £36.50

Be transported back to where time stands still. Aldwych station is one of London’s secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by. Opened to the public in 1907, it was never heavily used and eventually closed in 1994 after almost 90 years. The station has had a varied history; from providing shelter to Londoners during the Blitz, to being used for film and TV shoots including Darkest Hour (2017), Sherlock (2014), Mr Selfridge (2013) and Atonement (2007).

Charing Cross: Access All Areas

Dates: Wednesday – Sunday, 19 January – 10 February 2019

Tickets: Adult £41.50, Concession £36.50

Explore the disused spaces of Charing Cross Underground station, and go behind closed doors to areas not accessible to the public. Walk under Trafalgar Square and see London Underground in a different light. Closed to the public since 1999, the Jubilee line platforms at Charing Cross are now synonymous with movie and TV filming. This is a unique opportunity to view the sites where blockbuster movies such as Paddington Bear (2013), Skyfall (2011/12) and TV’s 24 (2014) were filmed.

Clapham South: Subterranean Shelter

Dates: Wednesday – Sunday, 26 January – 10 February & 20 March – 31 March 2019

Tickets: Adult £35.00, Concession £30.00. Matinee £30.00

Journey 180 steps underground to explore one of eight deep-level shelters that exist across London. Opened to the public in July 1944, Clapham South shelter has over a mile of subterranean passageways that reveal the extraordinary stories of those who sheltered here, from Londoners seeking refuge during the Blitz, to Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush, and even thrifty visitors to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Look out for our new reduced matinee prices for visitors looking for an afternoon treat.

Booking Details

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday 30 November at 10am but London Transport Museum newsletter subscribers will be sent a priority booking link on Thursday 29 November at 10am – allowing you an exclusive 24-hour booking window.

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  1. John Simmons says:

    I (and friends) have been on all those tours!

    Are there no new ones?

  2. M says:

    Why is it so inappropriately expensive? So wrong…

  3. Those tickets are a bit pricey just to look at a few tunnels. What a rip off!

  4. Tony HARTE says:

    Total rip off

  5. Tracey Martin says:

    Prices are disrespectful to our intelligence. Really! I couldn’t find anything in the detail to justify the ticket price.

  6. tracey shearing says:

    Seriously 40 odd quid to walk through a disused tunnel, just use the tube early morning or late at night for 2 Quid a journey & you’ll get the same experience, total rip off.

  7. Andy says:

    I went on a BTM “Hidden London” tour of Aldwych disused Tube station with a friend a few weeks ago and we both considered it fascinating and worth the £40. No point in complaining about the price – if you think it’s a rip-off then it’s probably not your thing in the first place.

    • Geo DENLAND says:

      It is my thing..but it’s still a total rip-off.!!
      Because YOU can afford it doesn’t mean it isn’t one.!!
      How generous to offer £5.00 off for ‘concession’’s nearly insulting.!!
      My opinion only….

  8. Geo DENLAND says:

    Rip-off London is at it again.
    Unjustifiable prices. Those station require minimum maintenance and even less staff when not open a few days a year.
    They could be turned into ‘tourists’ attractions making money with much lower prices and more open days.
    I think it’s a missed opportunity for 1000’s of people who can’t affor5d that kind of money…let’s start with pensioners..some of whom might have used the tunnels and stations when they were young.
    I’d love to see all of that but maybe for £40.00 the LOT.

  9. Jim Blake says:

    My annual tour of the uncompleted Northern Line extension between Finsbury Park, Highgate and Alexandra Palace costs only £10 per head, and looks in detail at the work that was wasted in converting this former GNR and LNER branch line into part of the tube, and also what could still be done today! Next one is on Sunday July 7th 2019 – I have been organising such tours since the 1970s. Anyone interested please contact [email protected]

  10. jimbo says:

    Wow – what a lot of people whining about the ticket prices. There are a very limited number of places on these tours and so they will be charged at the highest amount for which they can sell the tickets. If the prices are set too high and they don’t sell the tickets, then the price will come down, but I bet most of these will be sold out.

    If you can’t afford them then you can’t go. Why do you expect the London Transport Museum to subsidise your visit?

    • John Finlay says:

      Subsidising would mean charging less than the cost of providing the service.

      At those prices there is no way that there isn’t a very substantial, even gouging profit being made – the enabling conditions for which you explain at the beginning of your comment..

  11. Kerry Grove says:

    Sometimes we just can’t afford things – most of us have experienced that… why not save your anger for the politicians who promised the undeliverable Brexit they are now making a hash of that means we won’t afford essential medicines…

  12. JJ says:

    There is a great guided tour of behind the scenes at Brighton station every May as part of the festival fringe, also a free boat tour of Shoreham harbour with ( free ice cream and coffee) Also May. Another free tour worth visiting in Brighton is the old police station. (All year)

  13. Peter Freeman says:

    These tours get more and more expensive by the year and seem to offer less and less as further health and safety restrictions kick in.

    Back in the 90s a tour of Aldwych would come with a walk up the disused tunnel to the old crossover at Holborn. Access to other passageways behind the old lift shafts and all sorts of other areas which are now out of bounds, for a fraction of the price.

    It was possible to see places like Wood Lane, South Kentish Town and other stations we can only dream of now.

    • ianvisits says:

      They didn’t do tours of Aldwych in the 1990s, as it was still off-limits at the time (I had a very rare private visit to it back then), and they’ve never done tunnel walks at that station.

  14. David West says:

    Dear Ian,
    I will be in London on the 25th -27th. September this year.
    From their website, it appears that London Transport don’t offer any of their guided tours then; just wondering if you know of any for those days?
    If not, is there some kind of guide book/brochure which I can use as a self-guided day tour?
    Many thanks for your assistance.
    Sincerely, David West, Australia

  15. John McCafferty says:

    I am interested in obtaining a copy of the much sort after (Northern Wastes) by Jim Blake and Jonathon James.
    Please can you tell me how to get one.
    I have tried to PM Jim himself but have had no success so far.
    Thanking you in anticipation.
    John McCafferty.

    • ianvisits says:

      I typed the name into Google, and the first result was Amazon, with 2 copies for sale, followed by Abebooks with one for sale.

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