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Exclusive Aldwych tours for Friends

Exclusive Aldwych tours for Friends

Two exclusive tours of Aldwych are to being organised for Museum Friends in May and June.

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 as Strand, was never heavily used as originally intended, and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994.

Friends will know that the station has had a varied history; it provided shelter to Londoners during the Blitz and has been used for film and TV shoots including Sherlock, Mr Selfridge and Atonement.

The special Friends' tours will take place on Friday 30th May and Thursday 12th June. They will start at 1500 and finish by 1700 hours. Friends' Sales Manager, Dave Taylor will be the leading guide, with 40 places are available on each tour. 

The tour will start in the ticket hall and then proceed down 160 steps to the platforms and inter-connecting walkways - including some that have very rarely been seen by the public.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 6th May, priced at £20, and can be booked by calling the Museum booking line on 020 7565 7298. Please quote your Friends’ membership number. With so few places, the tickets are restricted to Friends only, so no guests on this occasion.