The Transport Museum has announced that it is going to be running a series of tours of tube stations focusing on their architecture.
All the tours last 3 hours (2pm-5pm) and cost £10 per person.
Deep Level Tube
Saturday 4 June 2016
Discover the architecture of Leslie Green, with this tour exploring four stations on the Piccadilly line. See some of the remaining original stations and find out more about the details that make up the Leslie Green style.
Stations visited are Holloway Road, Arsenal, Russell Square and Covent Garden.
Jubilee Line Extension
Saturday 25 June 2016
The Jubilee Line extension opened in 1999. Overseen by Roland Paoletti, the Extension architects strove to produce stations that would match the standards and achievements of the Frank Pick and Charles Holden legacy. This tour compares the Jubilee line extension with the older Jubilee Line stations, looking at their similarities and differences.
Stations visited include Westminster, Green Park, Southwark, Canada Water, North Greenwich and West Ham.
Saturday 30 July 2016
Architect Charles Holden was commissioned by London Underground in the early 1930s to design a number of stations for the Piccadilly line. Widely regarded as fine examples of British Modernism, his tour explores the Holden style, looking at how all aspects of a busy Tube station were dealt with by design.
Stations visited include Sudbury Town, Alperton, Park Royal and Acton Town. The tour also includes a brief excursion into the 1920s and 30s Hanger Hill (Haymills) estate near Park Royal.