Exhibition: Hidden London: The Exhibition

This exhibition runs from Mon, 12th Jul 2021 to Sun, 31st Dec 2023. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Tue,
3rd Aug 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
4th Aug 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
5th Aug 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
6th Aug 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Sat,
7th Aug 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
8th Aug 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
9th Aug 2021  
(10am - 6pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £18.50


Visit an 'abandoned' Tube station underworld and discover what secrets lurk beneath our busy streets in this Hidden London exhibition.

The exhibition takes you on an immersive journey of some of London’s most secret spaces in the oldest subterranean railway in the world. These ‘forgotten’ parts of the Tube network have incredible stories to tell about Britain’s wartime past - such as the Plessey aircraft underground factory which had 2,000 members of staff, mostly women, working in the two 2.5 mile-long tunnels on the eastern section of the Central line during the Second World War.

You can enjoy - some for the very first time - the largest number of rare archive photos, objects, vintage posters, secret diagrams and decorative tiles from disused stations that have been brought together in one location.

Discover stories about how Churchill took shelter at the height of the Blitz in the Railway Executive Committee’s bomb-proof headquarters deep underground at Down Street station. See how shelterers at Clapham South lived, where they slept and how they kept entertained, including some archive photos showing shelterers down in the tunnels.

You can also explore other iconic locations which we’ve recreated in our Global Gallery, including the historic abandoned ticket hall at Aldwych station with an original 1930s ticket booth, and its famous Leslie Green tiles.

If you’re a film buff, you will love exploring the film section, where you can discover the films that use abandoned Tube stations as filming locations, including V for Vendetta and Skyfall.

Ian has Visited - review here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Location

London Transport Museum,

Covent Garden Piazza, London,
WC2E 7BB

Map of London Transport Museum