New virtual tours of Aldwych tube station have been announced, including areas not normally included in the physical tours that used to run in pre-lockdown times.
Aldwych, originally known as the Strand, opened to the public in 1907, but was never as heavily used as originally expected and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994.
Over the past decade, it started the expanding Hidden London tours, which are going virtual at the moment.
On the new virtual tour of Aldwych station, a tour guide, with the help of a gallery of rarely seen archival images, contemporary photos, videos and footage of the station – will lead guests through abandoned platforms and tunnels, lost-in-time ticket halls, original lifts and deserted walkways. Virtual visitors will find out why Aldwych station ceased to be a terminus of the Piccadilly line.
The virtual Aldwych tour will also include parts of the station that are not accessible on the in-person Aldwych tour, such as the upper ticket hall.
All tours include Q&A sessions at the end.
Aldwych virtual tour tickets will go on sale from Friday 12th February – tickets available from here.
London Transport Museum has also released new tour dates for their other virtual tours.
- Holborn (Kingsway)
- Brompton Road
- King William Street