Secrets of the London Underground Small Group Walking Tour

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Duration - 2 hours

INR 1,795 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

On this fantastic walking tour you'll join our expert guide for a tour of the world's oldest underground system. Learn all about the history of the 'Tube' as you travel through history from one of London's earliest, original stations to its newest and most futuristic. Hear how the networks was built and the variety of roles it has filled in its long history. Fans of trivia and fun facts will also hear some interesting facts along the way.

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INR 1,795
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Baker Street, London W1U England

The tour begins at the historic Baker Street Station, one of the original stops on the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Oxford Street, London W1W 8LG England

Oxford Circus Station - Construction began in 1962 on the initial Walthamstow to Victoria section, where cross-platform interchange were to be provided at Oxford Circus. The Victoria line platforms opened on 7 March 1969. The station opened as part of a second extension from Warren Street to Victoria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Green Park, Piccadilly, London W1J 9EJ England

Green Park, Down Street Station - It was opened in 1907 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. It was latterly served by the Piccadilly line and was situated between Dover Street (now named Green Park) and Hyde Park Corner stations. ... Its lack of patronage coupled with its proximity to other stations resulted in its closure in 1932.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

Picadilly Circus Station - Jump to History - History. The station was opened on 10 March 1906 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway (now the Bakerloo line) with the platforms of the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (now the Piccadilly line) being opened on 15 December 1906.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6PB England

Embankment Station - History of Embankment Embankment runs from the City of Westminster right up to the City of London along the north bank of the River Thames, and was originally developed in the 19th Century to reclaim marshy land from the river banks.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Westminster, Westminster, London, England

Westminster Tube Station - Image result for history of Westminster Tube Station

The station was opened as Westminster Bridge on 24 December 1868 by the steam-operated District Railway (DR) (now the District line) when the railway opened the first section of its line from South Kensington. ... Access to the station was via a passageway from Bridge Street and a pedestrian subway under the road.

Duration: 10 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Travel cards/Oyster Cards (valid for Zone 1) are required and are not included
  • Please note this is a walking tour that includes many steps so is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Guests will be provided with personal audio headsets so social distancing can be maintained when listing to the live commentary
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Inclusions

  • Visit one of the underground's original stations, opened in 1863
  • Hear how the underground system was built during the Victorian era before advances in technology
  • Hear about the haunted and disused stations that are left abandoned on the network
  • Learn about the variety of roles the underground has played

Departure time

01:00 PM


Departure point

Baker Street, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LJ, UK


Recent reviews

JTASwe   27th April 2019

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Our guide Angela took us on an interesting tour through the history of London underground. We now look at the stations and the ornaments in a new way. Beautiful! And, Angela, we went to see the Arnos Grove station before going home. Thank you so much!

iroscoe57   11th July 2022

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This is our very personal experience of the tour and for us if didnt live up to our expectations of Secrets of the London Underground. This was more a tour talking about the history of the underground, for which our guide Peter was very knowledgeable. We perhaps incorrectly expected secrets to mean visiting parts of the underground not normally seen by the general public and when our guide started the tour with the statement that we would not be doing just that we were disappointed. For those with no knowledge of the underground or its history this would be the tour to consider.