People curious to delve deeper into the history of disused Tube stations revealed by UKTV’s new Secrets of the London Underground documentary – to be aired on the Yesterday channel for the first time on Monday 19 July at 8pm – will love joining London Transport Museum’s Hidden London virtual and in-person tours to explore more of this subterranean world. The remaining five episodes of the new TV series will continue to be shown on Mondays at 8pm.
Due to popular demand two brand new Hidden London tours will launch this August – perfect timing for viewers of the documentary to experience the secrets of the Underground first-hand.
An in-person tour of the rarely opened Kingsway Tram Subway will be launched by London Transport Museum for the first time, giving people the chance to experience what was once the most important stretch of tram track in the Capital. Tour dates are available from 12 August until 26 September.
A new virtual tour revealing the history of York Road disused Tube station will also launch this summer, with tours dates available from 31 August until 23 September. This beautiful but now ‘lost’ station once served passengers on the Piccadilly line and is one of the secret Underground locations that viewers will be introduced to in the new Secrets of the London Underground TV series airing on Yesterday.
In the brand new Secrets of the London Underground series, Siddy Holloway from London Transport Museum and railway historian Tim Dunn (from The Architecture The Railways Built series) explore secret areas of London’s Tube network that – despite being just feet away from where millions of people regularly travel – hardly anyone knows about.
Viewers will join the presenters as they glimpse behind locked doors to discover secret histories of disused spaces, from abandoned tunnels to secret bunkers and hidden staircases that have been concealed from public view for years. With their unique and privileged access, the presenters share stories of some of London’s most clandestine stations on the world’s oldest Underground system.
London Transport Museum’s Hidden London tours let culture seekers intrigued by this hidden world experience more of it for themselves with a mix of virtual and in-person tours. Stations and subterranean sites people can discover more about on virtual tours include Aldwych, Brompton Road, Euston, Holborn (Kingsway) and King William Street, while a walking tour of Covent Garden, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment reveals a hidden side to the area and how it has transformed over the last 200 years.
New tour dates go on sale on Friday 9 July 2021 at www.ltmuseum.co.uk/hidden-london
Siddy Holloway, Hidden London Engagement Manager and Co-presenter of the Secrets of the London Underground documentary said: “In Secrets of the London Underground we can’t wait to share the stories of ‘lost’ stations and subterranean spaces on London’s famous transport network. The Museum’s Hidden London tours are the perfect way for transport fans, history lovers and culture seekers to delve deeper into this intriguing and hidden underground world first-hand, and this summer we’re really excited to be bringing people two new sites to explore – the fascinating York Road Tube station and the little-known Kingsway Tram Subway.”
Tim Dunn, geographer, historian and Co-presenter of the Secrets of the London Underground documentary series said: “I’ve been visiting Hidden London locations for ten years and been fascinated by London Transport Museum’s collection for more than 30. To be able to show these places, objects and archives to a massive audience is a thrill; whilst going to usually off-limits areas of Hidden London sites and more will hold fascination for even the most seasoned “Tube Geek”. And what a chuffing joy it is to explore sites with Siddy Holloway, London Transport Museum’s very own disused Tube station expert.”