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Friday 16 May to Sunday 8 March 2015
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Friday 28 November
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22 January - 15 February 2015


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Friday 6 February 2015
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Aldwych disused Underground station tours

Date: Thursdays to Sundays, 22 January 2015 – 15 February 2015
Location: Aldwych Underground Station (Surrey Street entrance)
Tickets: Adult £25; Concession £20


There is a rare opportunity to take a tour of the disused Aldwych Underground station in the Strand from Thursdays to Sundays in January and February 2015. Led by expert guides, the public will be able to see the ticket hall, the original lifts, 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. All tickets include a special souvenir booklet, 50% discounted day ticket admission to London Transport Museum and 10% off in the Museum Shop located (within 30 days from original tour date) approximately five minutes from Aldwych station.

Essential information for all ticket holders: Terms and Conditions [275 KB]

Other 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.
  • Children under 16 years of age are not permitted into the station.