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Exhibition – Welcome to the underworld

A basement off Tottenham Court Road is currently hosting a photo exhibition of other very much grander subterranean spaces from across the world.


Tickets Alert – Tours of Churchill’s abandoned WW2 bunker

Deep under a housing estate in North London lies one of WW2’s greatest secrets, the reserve Cabinet War Rooms that lay hidden and waiting, just in case the (now) more famous Westminster bunkers were destroyed.


One final chance to go on a Crossrail building site tour

The tours will be your last chance to get behind the hoardings, see the new stations under construction and experience this major infrastructure project at work.


Tickets Alert: First ever winter openings of Pope’s Grotto

An underground chamber only occasionally open to the public is about to have its first ever opening during the winter months.


Another tunnel boring machine prepares to dive under London

Tideway, the company building the super sewer under the Thames, has recently completed a key milestone with the excavation of its first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch shaft.


Crossrail starts restoration of Kingsway Subway

A disused tram tunnel under Holborn is set to be restored by Crossrail after it served an innovative purpose during the tunneling work in the area.


See rare Brunel drawings of the Thames Tunnel

A set of drawings made nearly 200 years ago for the Thames Tunnel at Rotherhithe can been put up for sale by the descendants of the Brunels who designed the tunnel.


A look at Crossrail’s Liverpool St Station ticket hall

When it opens next year, the Elizabeth line's station at Liverpool Street will be so long that it creates an entirely new link to the Northern line that was never possible before.


London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy -- it's very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.


Free tours of Crossrail stations this month

As part of the London Open House weekend, there will be tours of four Crossrail sites to see the work that is converting them into future Elizabeth line stations.