Past Meetup

Aldwych Underground Station open day (disused tube station)

Details

This is the event which was previously cancelled by the Transport Museum and I hope it will take place this time.

Deep below the streets of London lie the disused platforms and tunnels the disused Aldwych Underground Station. Usually closed to the public, London Transport Museum has arranged public tours to take place in November 2013.

Aldwych is one of London’s mysterious places, holding secrets and memories of London’s forgotten life and work underground. It opened to the public in 1907 was never 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 shoots including Patriot Game, Mr Selfridge and Atonement.

The tours start on 7 November and will involve groups of up to 40 people being escorted by volunteer tour guides into the ticket hall and then down to the platforms and inter-connecting walkways – including some that have very rarely been seen by the public.

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.

Tickets:

Please book for Thursday, 7 November at 19:30. We will meet beforehand for something to drink or eat. Will email you nearer to the time.

Please ensure that you book your ticket before responding. I will remove anyone who has not bought a ticket.

Tickets here (https://ticket.ltmuseum.co.uk/peo/default.asp) or call 020 7565 7298 and cost £25.00 (£20.00 concessions). All tickets include a free entry to London Transport Museum to be used within one month of the stated Aldwych station tour date.

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