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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Blitz experience tours of Aldwych Underground station

Very rare opportunity to have a tour of disused Aldwych London Underground Station.
London Transport Museum are running tours led by actors portraying 1940s characters - including an ARP warden and a spiv, to give a look at what life was like sheltering in the Tube during the Blitz.

Platform level at Aldwych station by londonstuff
Platform level at Aldwych station by londonstuff

Only a small number of people have been to Aldwych at platform level and it's expected the tickets (£8.50 each) will sell pretty quickly. They're running eleven 45 minute tours each day from Friday 24th September through to Sunday 26th September 2010. Both londonstuff and ianvisits were lucky enough to visit a few years back and took some great photos . However, it's the first time since I've been blogging that public tours have taken place at platform level. A ticket hall exhibition took place earlier this year.

Tickets for this event must be booked in advance and are in limited numbers. This is definitely an occasion when you should "book early to avoid disappointment". Telephone 020 7565 7298 to book your tickets.

Please note you'll need to be reasonably fit to do the tour as there are 160 stairs and no working lift.

Update - the lines are really, really busy but London Transport Museum ask you to be patient. They have just tweeted that tickets for the tours can be purchased at the museum ticket desk if you are able to make it there.


Update - 14th Sept - Weekend tickets all sold out and only tickets for Friday are now available


Update - 27th September - Here's my post of the Aldwych Underground Tour - it was a fascinating & moving experience!


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