The London Transport Museum has announced a new round of tunnel and disused station tours, with tickets going on sale next week.
The tours include some old favourites and two new tours — of the tunnels below Euston station, and also TfL’s headquarters building at St James Park.
Prices will be announced when the tickets go on sale.
For a tip on how to get early access to the tickets, read below:
Down Street disused station tour (review)
Located in Hyde Park Corner and Green Park, Down Street had a short life as a working station from 1907 to 1932 but became critical to winning the Second World War when covertly transformed into the Railway Executive Committee’s bomb-proof bunker.
Visitors will experience the warren of narrow tunnels where the nation’s railways were coordinated and Prime Minister Winston Churchill took refuge secretly at the height of the Blitz.
Dates: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 4 August to 11 September 2016; 24 November to 18 December 2016; 11 January to 5 March 2017
Clapham South: WW2 shelter (review)
Journey 180 steps underground to explore one of eight Second World War deep-level shelters that exist across London. Opened to the public in July 1944, Clapham South deep-level 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 in 1948 and even thrifty visitors to the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 14 July to 21 Aug 2016; 2 March to 26 March 2017
55 Broadway: London’s first skyscraper (review)
Visitors will enjoy an expert led exclusive tour inside London’s first skyscraper, 55 Broadway at St. James’s Park. Radical and offensive to some when unveiled in 1929, this Grade I listed structure is now a wonderful example of Art Deco London.
This tour allows elite access to London Underground’s former headquarters and offers a new perspective on the capital city. Includes stunning rooftops views.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, 7/8 May, 4/5 June, 2/3 July, 13/14 August, 8/9 October, 19/20 November, 3/4 December 2016
Euston: The lost tunnels
Enter a labyrinth of dark and deserted passageways which were once used by the travelling public, and a gallery of preserved vintage advertising poster fragments that have been concealed for over 50 years.
Dates: Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 26 May to 19 June 2016; 22 September to 30 October 2016
Aldwych and Charing Cross
No tours this time due to planned works at those sites.
Priority booking option
If you sign up to the Transport Museum’s newsletter by the end of Monday 18th April, you will receive a priority booking link ahead of the main release of tickets on the 20th April.