Disused tube tunnel tours announced – IanVisits


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:

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: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 14, 15, 16, & 17 December 2017Tour duration: 2.5 hours approx.Tickets: Adult £100; Concession £95 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)More information here

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Join TfL experts and enthusiasts for a 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 detailed offices, grand meetings rooms, and stunning rooftops views.

(Ian’s review)

Dates: Saturday, Sunday, 21-22 October, 4-5 November, 9-10 December 2017Tour duration: 90 minutes approx.Tickets: Adult £33.50; Concession £28.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)More information here

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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 and Sunday, 25 – 27 & 29 October 2017Tour duration: 75 minutes approx.Tickets: Adult £36.50; Concession £31.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)More information here

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

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Located in Mayfair between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park stations, Down Street had a short life as a working station from 1907 to 1932, but became critical to winning the Second World War when covertly transformed into the Railway Executive Committee’s bomb-proof bunker. Experience the warren of narrow tunnels where the nation’s railways were coordinated and Prime Minister Winston Churchill took refuge secretly at the height of the Blitz.

(Ian’s review)

Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 November – 3 December 2017Tour duration: 90 minutes approx.Tickets: Adult £85:50; Concession £80.00 (+£1.50 booking fee per transaction)More information here

There is also an afternoon tea option here

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Discover a station reclaimed by nature. Redeveloped with Charles Holden architecture in 1941 Highgate was set to be a bustling interchange as part of the Northern Heights project. Find out why it now lies in a secluded vale as an urban wilderness home to protected species.

Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 3 August – 3 September 2017Tour duration: 60 minutes approx.Tickets: Adult £31.50; Concession £26.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)More information here

Explore the disused areas of Charing Cross Underground station. Go behind closed doors to exclusive areas not accessible to the public, walk under Trafalgar Square and see the London Underground from a different angle. Closed to the public since 1999, the Jubilee line platforms are now synonymous with movie and TV filming.

Dates: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 21 September – 15 October 2017Tour duration: 75 minutes approx.Tickets: Adult £36.50; Concession £31.50 (+ £1.50 booking fee per transaction)More information hereBooking Details

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

However…

You can receive priority booking for Hidden London tickets by signing up to the Museum Newsletter by midnight on Sunday 9th July 2016.

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



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