Down Street

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Churchill's secret station

Dates: Wednesdays, Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 15 June - 9 July 2017
Times: various
Tour duration: 90 minutes approx.
Location: Down Street, Mayfair
Tickets: Adult £77:50; Concession £72.50 (+£1.50 booking fee per transaction)
Ticket price includes one free day pass to London Transport Museum which must be used within 1 month of your event date and a 10% discount at LTM shop both online and in store.


Get an intimate peek into one of London’s most intriguing hidden spaces. Located in Mayfair between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park stations, Down Street had a short life as a working station from 1907 to 1932, but became critical to winning the Second World War when covertly transformed into the Railway Executive Committee's bomb-proof bunker. Experience the warren of narrow tunnels where the nation's railways were coordinated and Prime Minister Winston Churchill took refuge secretly at the height of the Blitz. 

Down Street Terms and Conditions [280 KB]

Important information

  • There are 12 places available on each tour.  Tickets are limited to a small group size allocated to each tour.  Restrictions on numbers are in place as a health and safety precaution and to maximise the enjoyment of your experience.
  • There are 122 stairs connecting ground and platform level. This is not a step free access site.
  • There are parts of the tour with low lighting and near pitch black in places.  Torches will be issued to each participant at the start of the tour.
  • We request that guests meet in the Balcony room, level 1 at The Athenaeum Hotel, 116 Piccadilly, 30 minutes before your tour start time.  A member of the Hidden London team will welcome and register you on the tour, talk through the health and safety requirements, issue guests with a wristband and check everyone has appropriate footwear.  You will also be able to enjoy tea / coffee & biscuits to start the tour.
  • You will be sent an event reminder email up to a week before your event with all the information that you will need to arrive on time and enjoy your tour (Please contact us if your contact details change from time of booking).