Subterranean Stuff - Latest news and reviews


Huge tunnel to be dug under South London

A 20 mile tunnel almost as big as a tube tunnel is to be dug under South London, linking Wimbledon to Crayford near Dartford, via New Cross.

Go behind the scenes of Piccadilly Circus tube station

A hidden series of tunnels and lift shafts lie out of sight under Piccadilly Circus, and now tours are offered of these hidden spaces.

Visit the subterranean London Silver Vaults

Deep under a central London office block can be found a warren of shops — all selling silverware in small rooms behind a bank vault of an entrance.

Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line

A Victorian era sewer running over the top of Baker Street tube station is currently being repaired even as it still carries away our daily waste.

Disused London Underground tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a new batch of tours in its Hidden London series of disused parts of the London Underground.

Tickets Alert: Tours of an underground farm

In WW2 tunnels deep under Clapham there’s a farm that’s normally sealed off for hygiene reasons, but now, small tours are being arranged.

Visiting a Cold War bunker

Down an unmarked gravel path behind a parish church in a small village in the countryside, can be found a nuclear bunker, and you can go inside it.

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

Sneak preview of Crossrail’s new Tottenham Court Road station

The last of the Crossrail stations to be shown off to the public opened its doors today, giving visitors a sneak preview of what the Elizabeth line station will look like when it opens in December.

Thames Tideway’s tunnel boring machines lowered 53 metres into the ground

The first of the giant tunnel boring machines that will dig the “super sewer” underneath the Thames has been lowered into position, some 53 metres below ground.

Showing off the Thames Tideway Tunnel Boring Machines

A couple of weeks back the two cutting heads that will drill the new super sewer under London were shown off in a public open day.

Free tours of art in the Clapham WW2 tunnels

Following his six month residency at Growing Underground, a farm 33 metres underground in Clapham, Llew Watkins is presenting five sculptures in one of the uninhabited tunnels.