Station Architecture Tours

Southgate station

Our station architecture tours include Holden Goes West and Looping the Loop. Uncover the bold architectural principles behind Charles Holden’s Piccadilly line extension and find out how design can solve the tricky logistical problems posed by busy stations. You can also learn how the then Managing Director of the Underground Group, Frank Pick’s ‘fitness for purpose’ idea was applied to London Underground station design.

Holden Goes West

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Event information

Date: Saturday 2 February 2019
Times: 2pm
Duration: 2.5 hours approx
Location: Sudbury Town ticket hall
Tickets: Adult £35.00, Concession £30.00

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Ticket price includes a one half-price* day pass to London Transport Museum which must be used within one month of your event date, and a 10% discount on Hidden London merchandise at LTM shop both online and in store within one month of your Hidden London event date. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies.

Uncover the bold architectural principles behind Charles Holden’s Piccadilly line extension. How does design solve the tricky logistical problems posed by busy stations? Overseen by Frank Pick, Holden’s western Piccadilly line extension stations are today widely regarded as fine examples of British Modernism. Learn about their shared style of ‘fitness for purpose’ as we venture through Sudbury Town, Alperton, Park Royal and Acton Town.

*Applies to on the door price

Please note:

  • Holden Goes West walking tours are approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • There are 12 places available on each tour.
  • The tour takes place across public locations. There are no cloakroom or toilet facilities available.
  • Please note the ticket price does not include the cost of travel. Please ensure you have sufficient funds available on your Oyster card, or that you have purchased a travelcard in advance of the tour.
  • We request that guests meet outside the Sudbury Town ticket hall, 15 minutes before the time shown on their ticket.  Your guide will welcome you and issue guests with a wristband.
  • Holden Goes West is an outside walking tour, so conditions on the tour will be affected by the weather, and access to some areas may be restricted due to adverse weather conditions.
  • The tour includes walking and stair climbing and might not be accessible for those with mobility issues.

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 the tour.

Please contact LTM if your contact details change after you purchase your ticket(s).

Looping the Loop

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Event information

Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
Times: 2pm
Duration: 2.5 hours approx
Location: Snaresbrook ticket hall
Tickets: Adult £35.00, Concession £30.00

Sold Out

Ticket price includes a one half-price* day pass to London Transport Museum which must be used within one month of your event date, and a 10% discount on Hidden London merchandise at LTM shop both online and in store within one month of your Hidden London event date. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies.

Join us as we examine the surviving architecture of London’s earliest ‘main line’ suburban stations which formed the so-called Fairlop Loop, now part of the Central line. See the style of these early commuter stations contrasted with some of the final designs by Charles Holden for London Transport.

*Applies to on the door price

Please note:

  • Looping the Loop walking tours are approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • There are 12 places available on each tour.
  • The tour takes place across public locations. There are no cloakroom or toilet facilities available.
  • Please note the ticket price does not include the cost of travel. Please ensure you have sufficient funds available on your Oyster card, or that you have purchased a travelcard in advance of the tour.
  • We request that guests meet outside the Snaresbrook ticket hall, 15 minutes before your tour start time. Your guide will welcome you and issue guests with a wristband.
  • Looping the Loop is an outside walking tour, so conditions on the tour will be affected by the weather, and access to some areas may be restricted due to adverse weather conditions.
  • The tour includes walking and stair climbing and might not be accessible for those with mobility issues.

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 the tour.

Please contact LTM if your contact details change after you purchase your ticket(s).

 

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You can combine a beautifully printed festive souvenir tour ticket presented in a high-quality envelope with a stylish Hidden London inspired gift to create a lovely Christmas package. 

And 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, both online and in store, within one month of your Hidden London event date. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.