Piccadilly Circus

See the engineering and architecture marvels at the heart of London

Piccadilly Circus: The heart of London

Dates: November - December, January - February
Duration: 75 mins
Location: Piccadilly Circus station
Tickets: Adult £41.50, Concessions £36.50*

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Join us for an exclusive tour of one of the most iconic stations on the London Underground: Piccadilly Circus. Located directly underneath the celebrated landmark, Piccadilly Circus station opened in 1906 serving the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.

Extensively modernised between 1925 and 1928 to meet passenger demands, the station is an engineering marvel and boasts one of the finest examples of subterranean architecture on the London Underground.

This timeless grade II listed building serves over 40 million passengers a year in style. Redesigned by celebrated architect Charles Holden and reopened in 1928 it was nicknamed the “New Heart of London”.

Visitors will go behind secret doors, to passageways and lift shafts closed to the public since 1929 and discover the original Edwardian design features, the fascinating stories of wartime sheltering and top-secret storage of priceless artefacts. Piccadilly Circus offers a unique perspective of how the London Underground has grown and adjusted to Londoners’ needs for over a century.

* Your ticket price includes a Piccadilly Circus station tour, as well as a half-price** one-day pass 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. Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies. **Applies to on the door price. Full terms and conditions.

Piccadilly Circus: The heart of London tours will be held on Wednesdays - Sundays between 8 November and 15 December. Tours in 2020 will be held on Wednesdays - Sundays between 11 January and 20 February. To find out more about what tours are available, please click the book now button above.

Hard Rock Cafe - Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus and lunch that rocks!

Piccadilly Circus: tour and lunch

Dates: January - February
Duration: 75 mins (tour)
Location: Piccadilly Circus station and Hard Rock Cafe, Piccadilly
Tickets: Adult £65.00, Concession £60.00*

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Treat yourself to a meal at the Hard Rock Café Piccadilly Circus after your Piccadilly Circus station tour.

Located directly underneath the celebrated landmark, Piccadilly Circus station opened in 1906 serving the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. Extensively modernised between 1925-1928 to meet passenger demands, the station is an engineering marvel and boasts one of the finest examples of subterranean architecture on the London Underground.

This timeless grade II listed building serves over 40 million passengers a year in style. Redesigned by celebrated architect Charles Holden and reopened in 1928 it was nicknamed the “New Heart of London”.

Visitors will go behind secret doors, to passageways and lift shafts closed to the public since 1929 and discover the original Edwardian design features, the fascinating stories of wartime sheltering and top-secret storage of priceless artefacts. Piccadilly Circus offers a unique perspective of how the London Underground has grown and adjusted to Londoners’ needs for over a century.

* Your ticket price includes a Piccadilly Circus station tour, as well as a half-price** one-day pass 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. Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies. **Applies to on the door price. Full terms and conditions.

Piccadilly Circus: Tour and lunch that rocks! tours will be held on Wednesdays and Sundays between 12 January and 19 February. To find out more about what tours are available, please click the book now button above.

 
Hidden London Christmas gift ticket with pictures of buildings and tunnels available on the tours

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Christmas gift ticket

Looking for a unique present this Christmas? Back by popular demand, our special ticket and envelope makes a stunning festive gift. Perfect for Londonists, architecture lovers, transport enthusiasts or anyone looking for a unique adventure! This souvenir gift packaging is just £5 and can be chosen at checkout. Order by 15 December!

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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:

Tour

  • Age restrictions: 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.
  • Clothing: 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.
  • Hidden London Piccadilly Circus tours are approximately 75 minutes long.
  • There are 20 places available on each tour.
  • There is no step-free access to the tour, and there is no lift on site.
  • There are no public toilet facilities available once on the tour.
  • We request that all guests meet at the bottom of the stairs of exit 4 of Piccadilly Circus Underground station, 15 minutes before the tour time shown on their ticket.
  • A member of the Hidden London team will welcome you and register you on the tour, talk through the Health and Safety requirements, issue guests with a hi-vis jacket, and check that everyone has appropriate footwear.
  • You will be sent an event reminder email up to a week before your event with all the information you will need to arrive on time and enjoy the tour.
  • Upon purchase, you will receive your ticket(s) via email to the email address you provided. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of the details in advance of your booking as mistakes cannot always be rectified, especially at short notice. Please contact London Transport Museum if your contact details change after you purchase your ticket(s).

Meal

  • Please read the above notes for the tour portion of your event.
  • At the time of purchasing your ticket, your table will be booked by Hard Rock Café Piccadilly Circus. 
  • Please note – before finalising the purchase of your ticket you will be asked for any dietary requirements.
  • Your table will be booked for directly after your tour. Please make your way to the restaurant directly after your tour.
  • Your table will be reserved for 15 minutes before it may be released. If you arrive after this time your table cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please present your Hidden London tour ticket at Hard Rock Café Piccadilly Circus. Your tour ticket applies only to the Gold menu.
  • You will have a choice of main courses from Original Legendary Burger, Moving Mountains Burger (vegetarian), Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Twisted Mac Chicken and Cheese, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich or Tupelo Chicken Tenders and a dessert of Chocolate Brownie. You will have the choice of one beverage: soft drink, coffee or tea.
  • The venue may need to change the menu options prior to your event and where possible we shall give you as much advance notice of this.
  • No alcohol will be served to any guests under the age of 18.

Contact us

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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