Aldwych tours announced
Friends are getting priority booking at the special concessionary rate of £20 to go deep below the streets of London to the disused platforms and tunnels of Aldwych Underground Station this November.
Aldwych is regarded as one of London's mysterious places, holding secrets and memories of the city's forgotten life and work underground. It opened to the public in 1907, was never heavily used as originally intended, and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994.
Friends will know that he station has had a varied history; it provided shelter to Londoners during the Blitz and has been used for film shoots including Patriot Games, Mr Selfridge and Atonement. The tours start on 7 November and will involve groups of up to 40 people being escorted by Museum volunteers into the ticket hall and then down to the platforms and inter-connecting walkways - including some that have very rarely been seen by the public. Tickets will sell out very quickly and can be booked online here