** Next date Wednesday 29 November at 1pm**
Aldwych station is a fascinating location with a rich and varied history. It opened to the public in 1907, never reached its planned potential and eventually closed in 1994.
Here is a rare opportunity to take a tour of the now disused Aldwych Underground station in the Strand. Led by expert guides, you will be able to see the ticket hall, the original lifts, abandoned platforms and inter-connecting walkways – including some that have very rarely been seen by the public.
The station provided shelter to Londoners during the Blitz and also starred in its own right in productions including Superman IV, The Krays, Patriot Games, V for Vendetta, The Good Shepherd, Atonement, 28 Weeks Later, Mr Selfridge, Sherlock, SS-GB and much more.
Aldwych Station Tours are available on a very limited basis. Dates are released a few weeks in advance and tickets will then be released on a first-come-first-served basis. See further below for the next available date. Tours usually take place on a Thursday or Friday afternoon at the beginning of the month. Group sizes are limited to a max of 25 persons.
In order to comply with London Underground regulations, additional security is required for all weekend tours and is reflected in the price of the tour.
NOTE: Access to the platform is by staircase only and there is no working lift in operation. 130 steps connect the ticket hall level to the platform level – there is no step-free access. It is advisable therefore for your health and safety that you should have a moderate to high level of fitness, as you will be required to walk out in the event of an emergency. If you appear not to meet this requirement, you may be refused entry. Visitors should wear sturdy shoes. Guests wearing open toe shoes, sandals or high-heels will be refused entry due to Health and Safety requirements. Children under 16 years of age are not permitted entry into the station. Walk-ups on the day will be refused entry for reasons of Health and Safety. Once tickets are booked no refunds or date changes are permissible.
For the Aldwych Station Tour, taking photographs for personal use is permitted. However, filming video footage of any kind is not permitted.
1 hour – 1½ hours
Adult (16 years+): £40
Aldwych tube station, Surrey Street (next to the station exit)
Two hour walking tour of memorable film locations from Bourne Ultimatum, Edge of Tomorrow, Mission Impossible 5, Johnny English, Fantastic Four and much more.
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