Explore hidden stations and spaces in London with the London Transport Museum’s brand new virtual tours.
You will be able to discover stations and spaces in London with extremely restricted access. Places that London Transport Museum has never been able to offer on public tours before.
Uncover the fascinating stories of London’s transport history with an expert guide on Zoom. You’ll learn about the history of the station or area with photos, videos and never-before-seen footage from their collection, and you’ll also be able to pick your guide’s brains with your questions in a special Q&A session afterwards.
“In these challenging times for the tourism industry, our Hidden London virtual tours are perfect for large groups. Without even stepping outside their front door your clients will be able to experience an atmospheric subterranean world while an expert guide talks them through the rich history of the Capital and its Underground.” – Ollie Burton, Business Development Manager for Hidden London Transport Museum.
These new virtual tours include:
Aldwych station is one of London’s secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by. Opened to the public in 1907, it was never as heavily used as originally intended and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994. The station has had a varied history; from providing shelter to Londoners during the Blitz to being used for film and TV shoots including Killing Eve (2019), Darkest Hour (2017), Sherlock (2014), and Atonement (2007).
King William Street
King William Street station has the honour of being the first disused deep tube station. Closed in 1900, King William Street was the original but short-lived northern terminus of the City and South London Railway, which was the first deep-level underground railway in the world. The CSLR, which originally ran from King William Street to Stockwell now form part of the Bank Branch of the Northern line.
Located between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations on the Piccadilly line, Brompton Road station was closed in 1934 after the Piccadilly line was extended. It was closed along with stations such as Down Street and York Road as they were only lightly used – with some services passing through without stopping.
Tickets for tours are available from 13th February right the way through to the end of March. Tickets go on sale on 12th February. Sign up to their newsletter to get 24 hours priority booking access!
For more information visit the London Transport Museum website.