Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of tours of disused tube tunnels and buildings, with tickets going on sale next week.

Note, if you sign up for their newsletter, you get early bird access to the tickets, which is worth while as some of their tours sell out very fast.

The tours:

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.

(Ian’ review)

  • Dates:Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 13 – 26 January, 7 – 23 February, 28 February – 4 March, 14 – 23 March 2018
  • Tour duration: 75 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £41.50; Concession £36.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

A version that includes a historical film screening in the tunnels is here

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: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 20 January – 4 February, 14 – 25 February, 7 – 18 March 2018
  • Tour duration: 75 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £41.50; Concession £36.50 (+ £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 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.

(Ian’s review)

  • Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7 – 11 February, 28 February – 4 March, 21 – 25 March 2018
  • 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: Saturday, Sunday, 27-28 January, 24-25 February, 24-25 March 2018
  • Tour duration: 90 minutes approx.
  • Tickets: Adult £38.50; Concession £33.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)
  • More information here

Booking Details

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday 22 November.

However…

You can receive priority booking for Hidden London tickets by signing up to the Museum Newsletter by the end of the week.

A priority booking link will be sent out to all newsletter subscribers on the Tuesday morning.

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7 comments on “Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced
  1. Jonathan morley says:

    Wow any northern heights tours

    • Steve says:

      I take it you mean Highgate high level, they do about two visits a year, but think you will have to till next year now, but well worth a visit, its the place is stuck in a time warp.

  2. Wole says:

    Forty quid a ticket? I suppose they have to find ways of subsidising their infrastructure now they aren’t allowed to put the fares up! But still, forty quid to go down a tunnel?

    • John says:

      When they were showing WW2 film reels at Clap. Sth. a month ago there were barely any tickets sold at just over the same price. They were trying to push them on the days of the event but it was obviously pretty much a failure.
      It’s almost like they’re being made to do it, but don’t want to, so they’re setting it up to be as unappealing as they can. Half the price would probably quadruple the tickets sold.

  3. Adam says:

    More reasonable than before. Weren’t the tickets 100 last time?!

  4. Melvyn says:

    I suppose the abandoned Euston Station may not be there much longer given work to upgrade and expand Euston Station for HS2 and making the tube station accessible could include abandoned Station site .

  5. Steve says:

    Clapham south deep level is interesting, I went down there a few times when I worked for British Telecom maintaining the telephone links, theres also a deep level shelter at Clapham north station

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