Keen to discover engineering and architecture wonders at the heart of London?
Head over to the London Transport Museum this spring to experience one of their hidden London tours.
From April 13 to May 22, you’ll be able to join an exclusive tour of one of the most iconic stations on the London Underground: Piccadilly Circus.
Did you know that the station itself is located underneath the celebrated landmark and started operating on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines since 1906? Whoa!
It was then revamped and modernised between 1925 and 1928 to meet passenger demands.
Without a doubt, Piccadilly Circus station is an engineering marvel, and it is a testament to one of the finest works of subterranean architecture on the London Underground.
Housed in a timeless grade II listed building serving more than 40 million passengers yearly, the station was redesigned by renowned architect, Charles Holden and reopened in 1928. It was dubbed, “The New Heart of London”.
So, what should you expect on your visit? Well, get ready to go behind secret doors, passageways and life shafts that have been closed to the public since 1929.
You’ll also get to discover the original Edwardian design features of the station and get to know more about the fascinating stories of wartime sheltering, plus top-secret storage of priceless artefacts.
Ultimately, the London Transport Museum’s Hiden London Tours of Piccadilly Circus will offer a unique perspective of how the London Underground has grown and shaped the transport industry throughout the ages.
Here are some key details about the event:
Time: 10:00, 11:50, 14:25, 16:15 each day
Duration: Approximately 75 minutes
Location: Piccadilly Circus station
Ticket prices: £44 / £39 concessions
If this sounds like your cup of tea, you can book your tickets here.
Hope to see you there!
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