If you’re something of a casual London tube fan, you may be interested to know that the London Underground network is absolutely filled with exciting, disused platforms, stations and even whole railways. And while these remain hidden for most of the year, every so often you can have the opportunity to explore these rarely seen historic locations.
So if you’re planning a stay in one of our fantastic Mayfair serviced apartments sometime soon, have a look at these ideas for some of the best abandoned tube destinations to see during your trip.
For a few days only, from 31st January 2018 to the 4th February, and then again from the 7th-11th March 2018, you can be transported back to the darkest days of the 1940s London Blitz. Across the vast London Underground Network, there lay 16 sub-shelters which were used as bomb shelters during the Second World War.
Descend the 180 steps under Clapham South station and experience this unique opportunity at the Clapham South Subterranean Screenings to see history first hand, as never seen before – complete with cartoons, clips and propaganda films of the day.
Burrow beneath the lost tunnels of the Euston station mega-complex, and experience this unique opportunity to photograph the disused and rarely seen part of this well-known station. On three occasions, from the 7th-11th February, 28thFebruary-4th March and 21st-25th March 2018, you can delve into the old passenger corridors, the disused lift shaft and the secret ventilation tunnels.
Why not take a stroll through the London Borough of Camden and experience the Euston Photography Tour during your short stay in Mayfair?
Open almost every day of the year, the Mail Rail is a disused underground postal railway turned tourist attraction. Take a never before seen trip under the streets of London on this miniature postal railway, and relive the railway’s busier days of past.
Head along to the London Postal Museum in the Central London district of Holborn – just a short journey from your Mayfair serviced apartments.
Whether you’re a hard-core transport fan or just have a passing interest in tunnels and history, these attractions are sure to be a delight for anybody lucky enough to experience them.