The disused London Underground station at Aldwych is to once again open its doors to let people down and see this most famous of abandoned tube stations.
Opened to the public in 1907, it was never as heavily used as originally intended and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994. Occasional public tours started in 2010, and following the pandemic, are resuming once more.
Aldwych station is still used for training exercises and filming, and it’s also never been modernised, so was used a lot for testing facilities that were later used in other stations, so expect to see an odd mix of Edwardian tiling, old posters, Piccadilly Circus testing tiles, and modern equipment.
The tours, organised by the London Transport Museum will take you to the ticket hall, the original lifts, abandoned platforms and tunnels, and inter-connecting walkways – including some that were very rarely seen by the public.
Be warned that there are 160 steps connecting the ground and platform level. There is no step-free access and no working lift on site.
Tickets are now on sale from here.