A tube train built in 1938 and restored to its art-deco original interior will be returning to the London Underground for the May bank holiday.

The 1938 Stock was the first kind of tube train to have all of the electrical equipment underneath the floor, combining the latest technology of the era with quintessential late 1930s style.

The trips will be available on three days from Sat 29th April to Mon 1st May 2023.

The route for this event is between Acton Town and Uxbridge (return).

There are four return journeys per day:

  • Saturday: 10:15am, 11:54am, 1:47pm and 3:27pm
  • Sunday: 10:15am, 11:54am, 1:46pm and 3:26pm
  • Monday: 10:15am, 11:54am, 1:47pm and 3:27pm

Each return journey lasts around an hour and 15 minutes.

The cars

Stewards will be on board the train throughout the journey.

There is no reserved seating for this event, but you can choose a car: Pink, Orange, Yellow or Blue.

The Pink car will be at the front of the train when leaving Acton, the Blue train will be at the front on the return journey.


  • Adults: £28.50
  • Concessions: £15
  • Children (4-17): £15
  • Children (under 3): Free, must sit on an adult’s lap. No ticket is required.

Tickets can be booked from here.

Be transported to 2 June 1953, which was the last time that Britain crowned a new monarch, and meet a Grenadier Guard preparing for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Before embarking on your trip, you can pick up a souvenir leaflet, make a paper crown, and check out transport collectables and ephemera at London Transport Museum’s Friends stall.

Refreshments are available from local cafes in Acton Town.

Please note that no food or drink can be taken onto the train.


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  1. Estelle says:

    Do you know if it’s dog friendly?

    • ianVisits says:

      Best to ask the museum.

    • ivan says:

      dont know about thsat but the price is not pocket friendly and id love to take my boys onan old tube like this but going to cost me well over £100 and that withg out food or drink

  2. Roger Bridgman says:

    I travelled on these when they were in regular service. They were rather noisy but I admired the light fittings.

  3. Michael Dembinski says:

    “Please note that no food or drink can be taken onto the train.”

    Excuse me, Sir – did I just catch you stuffing a surreptitious crisp in your gob-hole? I’m afraid I shall have to ask you to leave the train at the next station-stop.

    And the price. Cosmic.

    • SteveM says:

      I remember being told not to eat food on the Moscow Metro by the security staff, about 10 years ago. Probably now they put you in jail 😱

  4. Alan Spooner says:

    I remember back in the late 80’s when some of these trains were used on the Northern line due to the lack of train stock the line had at the time. Very bouncy seats I recall. It cost a lot less than £28 a go though.

  5. Ann says:

    Just a heads up to anyone who needs to know, concessionary tickets appear to be £20 when booking despite some pages saying different.

  6. Ann says:

    Just a heads up to anyone who needs to know, concessionary tickets appear to be £20 when booking despite some pages saying different.

  7. Malo Harvey says:

    I believe that we are discouraged from consuming any food on the Tube, but of course we are encouraged to keep hydrated!

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