Thursday 30 September 2021

London Transport Museum - Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus are back!


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A person walking down the disused Jubilee platform at Charing Cross stationTwo women talking in a tiled tunnel at Piccadilly CircusTwo silhouettes walking down a maintenance tunnel underneath a station
Two Hidden London favourites are BACK this autumn!
Next week, we'll be launching tickets for Hidden London tours running between October and December 2021.

Hot on the heels of Yesterday's Secrets of the London Underground documentary, this new season of tours is your chance to get up close and see some of the stations featured for yourself.

There are new dates of our virtual tours of Euston, Aldwych, Brompton Road, King William Street, York Road, our walking tour of Covent Garden and the West End, as well as the return of two of our most popular Hidden London tours after over 18 months away - Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus.
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How to book
As a subscriber, you'll get 24 hours early access to book tickets, so keep your eyes peeled on your inbox next Thursday (7 October) at 10am.
Tunnel at York Road
Charing Cross
It's access all areas with our returning tour of Charing Cross! Go behind closed doors, see the disused Jubilee line platforms (famously seen in blockbusters such as Killing Eve and Skyfall) and walk under Trafalgar Square.
Charing Cross
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Tram in Kingsway Tram Station
As seen on TV!
Piccadilly Circus
See the engineering and architecture marvels at this 105-year-old station. See original Edwardian features and hear how it provided shelter to Londonders and museum artefacts alike.
Piccadilly Circus
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Did you know...
Charing Cross was one of our oldest Hidden London tours. The first tour of the disused Jubilee line platforms at the station was given in April 2015! 
A map of Covent Garden
Secrets of Central London
Unlock the secrets of the West End with our walking tour of Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment.
Walking tour
A tiled tunnel at Euston
Euston virtual tour
Explore hidden passageways, emergency stairs and other places usually off-limits to the public on the ULTIMATE tour of Euston.
A tunnel at Aldwych
Aldwych virtual tour
See hidden places and original features at Aldwych as you discover its fascinating history - from its use as a Blitz shelter to a film set.
Gates at Holborn
Holborn (Kingsway) virtual tour
Explore the abandoned structures of Kingsway, Aldwych and Holborn and find out how they were key to unlocking transport across London.
Holborn (Kingsway)
Tiled wall with BROMPTON ROAD - NO EXIT
Brompton Road virtual tour
Once used as a Second World War bunker, discover the history of this former Piccadilly line station and see what it looks like today.
Brompton Road
King William Street
King William Street virtual tour
Get to know the first disused deep tube station, closed for over 120 years, and its key part today in the Bank extension.
King William Street
Tunnel at York Road
York Road virtual tour
Discover this beautiful and unusual station on the Piccadilly line which had a short working life but has held a key role since - as a ventilation shaft.
York Road
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Secrets of the London Underground
Miss any episodes of the fantastic Secrets of the London Underground documentary that aired on Yesterday earlier this year? 

Maybe you loved it and want to binge it all again?

Catch up with all the episodes on the UKTV player and discover the world under London's streets.
Watch now
Siddy Holloway and Tim Dunn standing in a tunnel replica

The National Gallery - Poussin, ponies and plenty of family fun! 🐎


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 My Little Pony © PinPep/Joe Pepler

Join us for free family fun this October half-term with new online workshops inspired by the dance and drama of our upcoming Poussin exhibition.

Plus, follow our interactive pony trail around the Gallery in a new AR experience to celebrate the release of 'My Little Pony: A New Generation' on Netflix. 

'Poussin and the Dance' opens 8 October, with free tickets for kids!

Online workshops

 Workshop © The National Gallery, London

Make some noise!

Join musician Paul for a sing-along as he guides grown-ups and little ones through fun techniques to try at home.   

Tuesday 26 October
11 am
Families, under-5s

 Workshop © The National Gallery, London

Listen and make along

Hear the story behind one of our paintings, then make along with an artist in this live family session.

Thursday 28 October
11 am
Families, for all ages

 My Little Pony © PinPep/Joe Pepler

Follow the pony trail

Gallop your way to the Gallery and transform our most famous horse paintings into 'My Little Pony' portraits in this fun interactive trail. All you have to do is download the free 'My Little Pony Magical Gallery' AR app and scan the QR codes when you visit.

Calendars and diaries © The National Gallery, London

Lets get organised!

Our 2022 calendar and diaries will help you plan for those family projects and days out, all while enjoying our art.

British Museum - Hokusai | Now open


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Inside 'Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything' showing the title in English and Japanese against a vibrant blue background, and a hanging scroll of a portrait of Hokusai behind.

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything

Now open

★★★★★ ‘an imaginative adventure’ – The Times
★★★★ ‘sensational’ – The Guardian
★★★★ ‘powerful’ – Londonist

Our latest special exhibition showcases Hokusai’s inimitable style through 103 recently rediscovered drawings, on display for the first time. 

The works produced in the 1820s–40s not only give a unique insight into the artist’s world and work, but also 19th-century Japan.

The original brush drawings are accompanied by other works produced during Hokusai’s long career, including his masterpiece The Great Wave.

Tickets are selling fast – book now to secure yours.

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Inside 'Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything' - a visitor is seen through a round aperture looking at framed drawings.

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Curator Alfred Haft presents a Hokusai drawing during a 'Curator's corner' episode.

Curator’s corner

Exhibition highlights

Curator Alfred Haft shares some of his favourite objects from the show, giving you insight into Hokusai’s life and why these drawings are so special.

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Brush drawing showing The bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara seated on the head of a dragon.

Curators’ introduction

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Tune in at 12.00 BST today for a free curators’ introduction to the show – book your spot below, or subscribe on YouTube to watch anytime.

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Tate - Yayoi Kusama: new tickets just released!


'Infinity Mirrored Room - Filled with the Brilliance of Life ' by artist Yayoi Kusama
The wait is over –  new tickets have just been released for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern!
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Don't forget, the exhibition is open until June 2022 and there will be more chances to book tickets. Keep an eye on your inbox for news of the next release.