Sunday, 17 April 2016

London Transport Museum - New Hidden London Tours coming soon

NEW for 2016 - Euston: The Lost Tunnels
Discover a labyrinth of dark and deserted passageways which were once used by the travelling public and see a gallery of preserved vintage poster fragments that have been hidden for over 50 years. This secret space is located below a busy Tube station that serves almost 42 million passengers each year and Euston national rail station.
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NEW for 2016 -55 Broadway: London’s First Skyscraper
55 Broadway was the headquarters of London Transport and later London Underground until 2016. This Grade I listed structure - London’s firstskyscraper - was considered radical and offensive when unveiled in 1929. Now a fabulous example of Art Deco London, visitors will be able to see beautifully detailed offices, grand meetings rooms, and stunning rooftops views.
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Down Street: Churchill’s Secret Station
Get an intimate look into one of London’s most intriguing hidden spaces where Prime Minister Winston Churchill took refuge secretly at the height of the Blitz. Down Street station became critical to winning the Second World War when it was covertly transformed into the Railway Executive Committee's bomb-proof bunker. 
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Clapham South: Subterranean shelter 
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. Find out how Londoners took refuge underground during the Blitz and how it was home to Jamaican migrants in the 1940s as well as visitors to the Festival of Britain in the 1950s.
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