Events calendar

EXHIBITION: Goodbye Piccadilly
Friday 16 May 2014 to Sunday 19 April 2015
Free with general admission ticket
 
EXHIBITION TOURS: Goodbye Piccadilly
Fridays to Sundays - various times
Free with general admission ticket
listthumb-battlebustours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Battle Bus
Various dates throughout 2015
 
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Various dates throughout 2015
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
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Various dates throughout 2015
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
web events aldwych listthumb UNDERGROUND TOUR: Aldwych disused station tour
22 January - 15 February 
SOLD OUT
 
FRIDAY LATE: Farewell Leicester Square
Friday 6 February 
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
BSL Goodbye Piccadilly interpreted tour
Friday 13 February
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
  TALK: All change! Did the First World War transform the lives of London women?
Tuesday 10 March
Tickets on sale now. Booking required.
 
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25-26 April
Tickets on sale now.

 

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Aldwych disused Underground station tours

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

SOLD OUT

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.

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BSL Goodbye Piccadilly interpreted tour

Date: Friday 13 February
Time: 
10.00 - 11.00
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10; Concession £8

Book tickets

Join curator Simon Murphy as he gives a fascinating introduction and insight into this year’s major exhibition Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home front to Western Front. The exhibition will present London Transport Museum’s unique perspective on the First World War, exploring how the conflict accelerated social change, how it impacted on the lives of Londoners, particularly women, and the essential role made by bus service staff and buses to the war effort, both at home and abroad.

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All change! Did the First World War transform the lives of London women?

Date: Tuesday 10 March
Time: 
18.30
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adult £10; Concession £8

Book tickets

Join Beverly Cook, Museum of London’s Working and Social History Curator, as she uncovers the lives of women in London before and during the First World War. For some women, the war offered the opportunity to become financially independent, but how does this contrast with life in London before the war?