The rare opportunities take you on a tour of the disused Aldwych Underground station in the Strand from Thursdays to Sundays in June 2014. Led by expert guides, the public will be able to see the ticket hall, abandoned platforms and tunnels, and inter-connecting walkways – including some that have very rarely been seen by the public.
Aldwych station is one of London’s secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by. It 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; it provided shelter to Londoners during the Blitz and has been used for film and TV shoots including,Sherlock, Mr Selfridge and Atonement.
The tours will involve groups of up to 40 people and will run from Thursday 5 to Sunday 29 June.
Tickets: Adult £25.00, Concession £20.00 (Tickets will be released shortly).
Tickets will be released for sale on Monday 10 February and must be booked in advance online or by calling 020 7565 7298. All tickets include a special souvenir booklet and a 50% discounted admission to London Transport Museum located approximately five minutes from Aldwych station.
Important access information
- Access to the platform is by staircase only and there is no working lift in operation. 160 stairs connect the ticket hall level to the platform level - there is no step-free access.
- Visitors should wear sturdy shoes. Guests wearing open toe sandals, shoes or high-heels will be refused entry due to a health and safety requirements.
- The event is not suitable for Children under 16 years of age.