The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of Hidden London tours, of six venues, with tickets going on sale later this month.

The tours:

Euston station: The lost tunnels

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Discover a labyrinth of dark and dusty passageways which were once used by the travelling public, a gallery of preserved vintage advertising poster fragments that have been concealed for over 50 years

  • Dates: Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 27 April – 21 May 2017
  • Tour duration: 75 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £36.50; Concession £31.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

Euston station: The photography tour

An opportunity to take the photographs you want of the heritage features of the traditional Leslie Green station, capturing its unique architecture and style. You will gain access to the inside of a large operational fan room to see how old transitions to new. Then we head underground where you will be able to explore the old passenger corridors, walk under the old lift shaft and discover hidden ventilation tunnels.

Especially designed for photographers who want time and access to these unique underground spaces to capture the perfect shot of Euston’s lost tunnels.

  • Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on 26, 27 and 28 May, 7, 8 and, 9 July and 8, 9 and 10 September 2017
  • Tour duration: 2.5 hours approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £100; Concession £95 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

55 Broadway: London’s first skyscraper

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Join TfL experts and enthusiasts for an exclusive tour inside London’s first skyscraper, 55 Broadway. Considered radical and offensive when unveiled in 1929, this Grade I listed structure is now a marvel of Art Deco London. Your tour will give you elite access to London Underground’s former headquarters and a new perspective on the capital city as you journey up 14 stories of beautifully detailed offices, grand meetings rooms, and stunning rooftops views.

  • Dates: Saturdays and Sundays on 14/15 January, 11/12 February, 11/12 March, 8/9 April, 20/21 May, 10/11 June, 15/16 July, 12/13 August 2017
  • Tour duration: 90 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £33.50; Concession £28.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

Clapham South: Subterranean shelter

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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 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 hopeful Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush, and even thrifty visitors to the Festival of Britain.

  • Dates: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – limited tickets for 2 – 26 March 2017
  • Tour duration: 75 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £35.00; Concession £30.00 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

Down Street: Churchill’s secret station

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Located in Mayfair between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park stations, 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. 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, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 15 June – 9 July 2017
  • Tour duration: 90 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £77:50; Concession £72.50 (+£1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

Highgate: Wilderness walkabout

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Discover a station reclaimed by nature. Redeveloped with Charles Holden architecture in 1941 Highgate was set to be a bustling interchange as part of the Northern Heights project. Find out why it now lies in a secluded vale as an urban wilderness home to protected species.

  • Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3 August – 3 September 2017
  • Tour duration: 60 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £31.50; Concession £26.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

Booking Details

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

However…

You can receive priority booking for Hidden London tickets by signing up to the Museum Newsletter by midnight on Monday 21 November 2016.

A priority booking link will be sent out to all newsletter subscribers at 10am on Tuesday 22 November, providing a 24-hour window for customers to book tickets before general release.

Tour offers

Down Street and Euston Photography tour tickets include one free day pass to London Transport Museum.

Clapham South, Euston, Highgate and 55 Broadway tickets include a one half-price day pass to London Transport Museum.

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2 comments on “More hidden tube station tours announced
  1. Leona says:

    This is so great! I have my friends from France visiting me! This is going to be a big surprise!

  2. Patrick says:

    Thanks Ian, wonderfully helpful as ever with news I would otherwise not discover.

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