London Transport Museum is currently finalising the dates of a range of exciting heritage rail events in 2015. Customers will have the opportunity to take themselves back in time and experience a variety of locomotives and carriages across different locations in and around London.
Vintage Summer Steam and Pop-up Tea Room
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2015
Combine nostalgic steam train travel and tea and cake on the Metropolitan line for a late summer treat. Customers can travel back in time on a beautifully restored steam train and enjoy a one-off retro tea experience at a pop-up tea room at Watford Tube station on the weekend of 12 and 13 September 2015.
London Transport Museum has teamed up with ‘Tea Darling’, organisers of quirky and tailor-made vintage tea parties, to create a pop-up tea room at Watford station which was on the famous Metro-land route of times gone by.
Steam train passengers will be able to sip tea brewed in beautiful teapots on the station platform. A live gramophone will be playing while the kettle boils to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone era of suburban London. Victoria sponge cake served on ornate crockery will be waiting for steam day-trippers who have purchased a special Tea and Steam event ticket.
The steam train will be pulled by steam locomotives Met No.1, which was used during the 150th anniversary celebrations of London Underground, and L150 on a journey to or from Watford Tube station.
Customers will be able to choose from the following journeys:
- Harrow-on-the-Hill to Watford via Chesham
- A return journey to Watford via Chesham
- Watford to Harrow-on-the-Hill via Chesham
Tickets are limited for this special event so those wishing to sample this most British of traditions should book early.
Tickets range from £20 to £35 for adults and £10 for children for the Vintage Summer Steam event. The combined Vintage Summer Tea and Steam tickets range from £30 to £45 for adults and £20 for children. The Tea and Steam ticket entitles customers to a slice of cake and pot of tea each.