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You Can Explore London’s Abandoned Tube Stations Once Again From Next Month

TfL’s ‘Hidden London’ tours of sealed-off tube stations return in October, and tickets go on sale very soon.

The good people from the London Transport Museum are once again hosting exclusive, private tours of London’s abandoned Tube stations. After a year-and-a-half hiatus period due to the pandemic, TFL have revealed that the tours will be back very soon. Hidden London will uncover the whats and whys of these forgotten spaces, mixing your exclusive look round with the various reasons for abandonment. These tours only happen very rarely, so read carefully if you want to take part in these informative lookabouts…

Opening up to explore this time around, in person, is a peek about Piccadilly Circus, where you’ll have a gander at parts of the station that have been closed to the public since 1929. Plus, you’ll get to cruise round the old Jubilee Line Platforms of Charing Cross, which has been shut for over 20 years. You may even get a sense of familiarity, as this spot has been used to film plenty of movies including Skyfall, Paddington Bear, Thor: The Dark World, as well as parts of the BBC smash hit series Killing Eve. You’ll be taken along by expert guides, learning bucketloads of unusual facts along the way. Plus, they’ll take you along to the secret doors, creepy passageways and disused lift shafts while telling you tales of wartime sheltering in London Underground stations.

Also on sale soon is a host of virtual tours of abandoned stations, which include being taken along for the ride via your screen, exploring the likes of the labyrinth of dark and dusty passageways of Euston’s “lost tunnels”, as well as fascinating journeys around Aldwych Station, Holborn and more.

In-person tours will take place on selected dates between October 20 and December 19, with different virtual tours available between October 19 and December 20. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 8, and you can pick them up here. But, if you’re signed up to the London Transport Museum newsletter, you can gain access 24-hours earlier. Although they’re jolly expensive, tickets will probably go like hot cakes anyway – so it might be worth signing up to get that headstart on the competition. It’s fascinating stuff, but be thankful none of these haunted tube stations are on any of the tours…

Visit the London Transport Museum website for more details.



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