Clapham South

Explore one of London’s deep-level shelters

Clapham South: Subterranean shelter

Dates: March - May, July - August
Duration: 75 minutes
Location: Clapham South deep-level shelter, SW12 9DU
Tickets*: Adult £35, Concessions £30, Matinee £30

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Journey 11 stories underground to explore one of eight deep-level shelters that exist below the streets of London.

Opened to the public in July 1944, Clapham South deep-level shelter has over a mile of subterranean passageways that reveal the extraordinary stories of those who sheltered here, from Londoners seeking refuge during the Second World War, to hopeful Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush, and even thrifty visitors to the Festival of Britain.

Tours will be run on Wednesdays - Sundays between 28 February and 29 March, 3 April and 14 May and 22 July and 16 August. Matinee tickets are available for tours taking place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting before 16:00. To find out more about what tours are available, please click the book now button.

* Your ticket price includes a Clapham South shelter tour, half-price entry (one-day ticket, applies to on the door price) to London Transport Museum, and 10% off all Hidden London-inspired products at our shop, valid within one month of your Hidden London event date.

These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies. Full terms and conditions.

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Hear from the people who sheltered at Clapham

Clapham South: Tour & film clip

Dates: July – August
Tour duration: 105 minutes
Location: Clapham South deep-level shelter, SW12 9DU
Tickets*: Adult £42.50, Concessions £37.50

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Almost a mile of winding tunnels at Clapham South deep-level shelter provided shelter for Londoners during the Blitz, Windrush migrants and even thrifty Festival of Britain visitors.

Join our special Hidden London package to hear from some of the people who sheltered here through a collection of film clips curated by London Transport Museum curators, including first-hand oral histories from people who sheltered here during German V1 and V2 rocket attacks.

Clapham South: Subterranean shelter tour & film clip tours will be run on Fridays between 24 July and 14 August. Please click the Book now button to find out what tours are available

* Your ticket price includes a Clapham South shelter tour, the film clip, half-price entry (one-day ticket, applies to on the door price) to London Transport Museum and 10% off all Hidden London-inspired products at our shop, valid within one month of your Hidden London event date.

These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies. Full terms and conditions.


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Why not combine your ticket with one of our exclusive Hidden London-inspired products - now available to buy online and in London Transport Museum shop in Covent Garden.

Each Hidden London ticket entitles the holder to a 10% discount on all Hidden London merchandise at our shop, online and in store, within one month of your Hidden London event date. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Please note

  • Children under 14 years of age are not permitted onto the tours due to health and safety restrictions & the tour narrative being designed for an adult audience.
  • There are 22 places available on each tour.
  • There will be no cloakroom or toilet facilities available during the tour.
  • Visitors must wear flat sturdy shoes. Guests wearing open toe sandals or shoes, or high-heels, will be refused entry due to health and safety restrictions.
  • There are 180 steps connecting the street level entrance and tour level. There is no step-free access and no working lift on site.
  • We request that all guests meet at the exit of Clapham South Underground station 15 minutes before the tour time shown on your ticket. A member of the Hidden London team will welcome and register you on the tour, talk through the Health & Safety requirements, issue guests with a wristband, and check that everyone has the appropriate footwear. Each member of your group must bring photographic proof of ID along with your ticket to be permitted entry.
  • Upon purchase, you will receive your ticket(s) via email to the email address you provided. This may take up to 24 hours. If you have not received your e-ticket(s) after 24 hours, please check your junk mail folder and if you have still not received confirmation, contact the Museum booking office on +44 (0) 343 222 5000 or email [email protected]
  • You will be sent an event reminder email up to a week before your event with all the information you need to arrive on time and enjoy the tour. Please contact London Transport Museum if your contact details change after you purchase your ticket(s).

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For Hidden London enquiries please contact the Museum booking office.

Tel: +44 (0)343 222 5000 (open 10.00 to 17.30 daily)
Email: [email protected]

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