Tuesday 31 October 2023

London Transport Museum - Book your tickets for a new Hidden London location now!


London Transport Museum
View along a dimly-lit Underground tunnel with black brickwork and two train tracks running along the ground
Your exclusive chance to explore the Brunel Tunnel
We're delighted to offer you exclusive access to the Brunel Tunnel for a one-off weekend of guided tourson 25 and 26 November, when the tunnel will be closed to train traffic for planned engineering works. This rare chance to walk through the Thames Tunnel between Rotherhithe and Wapping will be the first time the public has had access to the tunnel by foot since 2014.
Brunel Tunnel: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Rotherhithe station platforms seen across the railway tracks
Arched single track railway tunnel with 25 mph sign and group of workers wearing orange high vis
Known as the Brunel Tunnel and nicknamed ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ when it first opened 180 years ago, the tunnel was the first to be built under a river anywhere in the world. It remains a unique part of engineering history, and is often hailed as Marc Brunel’s masterpiece.

This exclusive Hidden London tour, which will only be held over a single weekend, will take you from the platforms at Rotherhithe onto the Overground rail tracks, exploring the tunnel all the way to Wapping and back with an expert guide. 

Click below to book your Brunel Tunnel tickets now, before they go on sale to the general public tomorrow!

Dates: Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 November
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How to book Spring 2024 dates for more Hidden London tours
As a subscriber, you'll get 24 hours early access to book tickets for even more Hidden London tours behind the scenes at stations on London's Tube network. Keep an eye on your inbox next Tuesday 7 November at 10am.
Can’t wait until then? The last remaining tickets for autumn tours are available on our website.
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Baker Street: The World's First Underground
Join us to discover the origins of the world’s first Underground network. This tour will take you on a historical journey through the 160 years of the station, starting with the early days of Victorian underground steam travel and ending in the busy station of 10 platforms and five Underground lines that it is today. Due to popular demand, extra tour dates are now available in December!

Dates: Wednesdays - Sundays from 1 November - 17 December 2023
Wednesdays and Fridays from 20 - 29 December 2023
Wednesdays - Sundays from 10 January - 11 February 2024

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Baker Street
Euston: The Lost Tunnels
Discover a labyrinth of dark and dusty passageways once used by the travelling public, and preserved vintage advertising poster fragments concealed for over 50 years.

Dates: Wednesdays - Sundays from 1 - 12 November 2023 and 14 February - 24 March 2024
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Shepherd's Bush: Suburbs to the City
Visit one of the best examples of the original Central line design features, learn about the line’s history as the third deep Tube railway to be built in London, see the brilliant engineering behind cooling the famously warm line and how those same passageways were used in unexpected ways 80 years ago.

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 14 - 29 February 2024
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Shepherd's Bush
Aldwych: The End of the Line
Explore one of the former termini of the Piccadilly line – the ticket hall, the original lifts, abandoned platforms and tunnels, and inter-connecting walkways – including some that are very rarely seen by the public.

Dates: Wednesdays - Sundays from 15 November - 17 December 2023, and 28 February - 31 March 2024
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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, from Londoners seeking refuge during the Second World War, to hopeful Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush, and even thrifty visitors to the Festival of Britain.

Dates: Wednesdays - Sundays from 21 February - 31 March 2024
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Clapham South
Charing Cross: Access All Areas
Explore the top filming location of the Charing Cross platforms closed to the public since 1999 - and walk underneath Trafalgar Square, around the base of Nelson's Column.

Dates: Wednesdays - Sundays from 8 November - 17 December 2023, and 17 January - 10 March 2024

Upgrade your experience starting with our exclusive Hidden London tour of Charing Cross and ending with a classic afternoon tea at one of London’s greatest 19th century railway hotels. 

Dates: Fridays & Sundays from 19 January - 3 March 2024

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Charing Cross
Charing Cross Tour & Afternoon Tea
Piccadilly Circus: The Heart of London
Go behind secret doors to passageways and lift shafts closed to the public since 1929. Discover original Edwardian design features, and fascinating stories of wartime sheltering and top-secret storage of priceless artefacts.

Dates: Wednesdays - Sundays from 10 January - 18 February 2024

Upgrade your experience, starting with our exclusive Hidden London tour of Piccadilly Circus and ending with a delicious lunch surrounded by a world of music and iconic memorabilia at the famous Hard Rock Cafe.

Dates: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10 January - 15 February 2024

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Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus Tour & Hard Rock Cafe Lunch
Walking tour: Secrets of Central London
Join our friendly, expert guides on a tour of Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment, venturing down hidden back streets to discover how the area has transformed and learn about the feats of engineering that have shaped London.

Dates: Every other Saturday from 4 November 2023 - 23 March 2024
Every other Sunday from 12 November 2023 - 31 March 2024
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Walking tour
Virtual tour: Discovering the Forgotten Underground
Join us on this virtual journey through 160 years of the London Underground network’s history, led by an expert guide. Discover exclusive documents from our archives, and glimpses into several Hidden London sites from the comfort of your own home.

Dates: Sunday 14 January and Saturday 16 March 2024
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Virtual tour

Monday 30 October 2023

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