Aldwych Underground Station Visits
There will be a rare opportunity to visit the disused Aldwych Underground station on the following dates:-
- Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 2011
- Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2011
Aldwych Underground station has a mystique surrounding it as it was used as a public air raid shelter during the Second World War, including throughout the Blitz. The station was originally named Strand as it was built on the site of the Strand Theatre, but was later renamed to Aldwych meaning 'old village'.
The famous Underground station is well known for featuring in blockbuster films such as Atonement, and V for Vendetta. Aldwych is still used for filming and training purposes and is rarely accessed by the general public.
Tickets are available to buy now and must be booked in advance.
Admission: Adult; £20.00* Concessions; £15.00 (students, seniors and London Transport Museum season ticket holders) *This price includes a free one day pass to London Transport Museum which must be used by Sunday 4 December 2011.
Please note that visits to the station are not suitable for children under 16 years of age or anyone with breathing or walking difficulties as there are 160 stairs to the platform and no working lift.
LTM Statement regarding restriction on digital SLR's at Aldwych - 6 December 2011
Terms and conditions for the recent sale of tickets to visit Aldwych Underground station clearly stated that digital SLR cameras were not permitted, as these are classed as professional equipment.
There was not a ban on taking photos during tours. However, there were restrictions on professional cameras and tripods because we were concerned that people using them could delay the tours for others, as it was a very tight schedule with more than 2,500 visitors going up and down a spiral staircase of about 160 steps to get to and from the platforms.
We wanted to make the tours as enjoyable and safe as we could for everyone. With the huge public interest in seeing the disused Tube station it was better to have the event with this restriction rather than no visit at all.
We apologise to visitors who wanted to use this kind of camera during tours to the stations.