London Underground Tours from Hidden London

Explore the secrets and stories of London’s Underground with exclusive Hidden London Tours.

Get an intimate look into London’s most intriguing hidden spaces with exclusive tours of the London Underground led by expert guides. Discover historic stations, secret tunnels, shelters and more as you go behind the scenes at some of the capital’s busiest stations.

Have you ever wondered what’s hidden away below your feet? Uncover the unique infrastructure and realms of engineering of abandoned tube stations and hidden places in London. Usually closed to the public, venture into the forgotten historical underground stations from Euston to Clapham South and explore these extraordinary secret places in London.

Here are the best London Underground tours

Hidden Tube Tour - Euston: The Lost Tunnels

Explore a century of Euston station's history with a Hidden Tube Tour. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Wander through a labyrinth of dark and dusty passageways once used by the travelling public on this Hidden Tube Tour of Euston station. Spend 75 minutes with your expert guide as they share a century of the station’s history, from its humble beginnings to the busy 16 platform station it is today. Not only will you see disused London tunnels, but you’ll also discover preserved vintage advertising poster fragments and hear how the station is set to change with the arrival of High Speed 2.

 

When: Wednesdays to Sundays
Timings: 10am, 12.05pm and 5pm - times vary depending on the date
Tour duration: 75 minutes

Hidden Tube Tour - Aldwych: The End of the Line

Discover the former terminus of the Piccadilly line with an underground tour of Aldwych station. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Step back in time as you embark on an underground tour of Aldwych station, opened to the public in 1907 and closed nearly 100 years later. Venture through the former terminus of the Piccadilly line, where you will be guided through the ticket hall, original lifts and abandoned platforms. Listen out for fascinating anecdotes while discovering the station’s past, from offering refuge during the Blitz to serving as a backdrop for films and TV shows such as Luther: The Fallen Sun and Sherlock.

 

When: Wednesdays to Sundays
Timings: 5.05pm and 7pm on weekdays and 10.05am, 12pm, 2.40pm and 4.35pm on weekends - times vary depending on the date
Tour duration: 75 minutes

Hidden Tube Tour - Down Street: Churchill's Secret Station

Uncover Churchill's secret station at a Down Street Tube Tour. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Get an intimate look into one of the capital’s secret London Underground stations with a Down Street Tube Tour. Nestled between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park stations, discover how Down Street was critical to winning the Second World War. Providing the bomb-proof headquarters for the Railway Executive Committee, you’ll uncover where Prime Minister Winston Churchill secretly took refuge during the Blitz, and the narrow tunnels where the nation’s railways were coordinated.

 

When: Wednesdays to Sundays
Timings: 10.15am, 12.25pm, 3.20pm and 5.30pm - times vary depending on the date
Tour duration: 90 minutes

Clapham South: Subterranean Shelter

Enjoy a guided tour of one of London's few subterranean shelters on a Clapham South Tube Tour. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Explore one of London’s eight deep-level underground shelters on a Clapham South Tube Tour. Journey 30 metres below ground and explore a warren of passageways that reveal the extraordinary stories of those who sheltered there. From Londoners seeking refuge during the Second World War to hopeful Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush, hear about life in a London Underground shelter and discover historical graffiti left by shelter occupants.

 

When: Wednesdays to Sundays
Timings: 5pm and 7pm on weekdays and 11am, 12.55pm and 5.30pm on weekends - times vary depending on the date
Tour duration: 75 minutes

Hidden Tube Tour - Baker Street: The World's First Underground

Explore the world’s first underground network on a Hidden Tube Tour of Baker Street. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Discover the origins of the world’s first underground network on a Hidden Tube Tour of Baker Street. Join a historical journey through 160 years of the station and be transported back to the early years of Victorian steam travel. Explore closed-off parts of the station including original platforms, disused lift shafts and hidden corridors. You can also see Baker Street's past hidden rifle range and hear the fascinating stories of the staff who worked there over the years.

 

When: Wednesdays to Sundays
Timings: 10.55am, 1pm and 3.05pm on weekdays with a 5.10pm slot also on weekends - times vary depending on the date
Tour duration: 85 minutes

Hidden Tube Tour - Charing Cross: Access All Areas

Uncover the history of Charing Cross underground station on a Tube Tour and spot backdrops from iconic TV shows and films. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Go behind the scenes and explore the disused spaces of Charing Cross underground station on a Tube Tour. Closed to the public since 1999, experience exclusive areas not accessible to the public and walk under Trafalgar Square to see the London Underground in a different light. Look out for backdrops featured in popular TV shows such as Killing Eve and blockbuster hits from the likes of Bond film Skyfall to Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.

 

When: Wednesdays to Sundays
Timings: 10am, 11.55am, 2.35pm and 4.30pm - times vary depending on the date
Tour duration: 75 minutes

Can you visit old underground stations?

Hidden London Tours allow you to explore hidden parts of the tube network and go behind the scenes of some of London’s busiest stations. Choose from a variety of London Underground stations usually closed to the public and discover historic passageways, signage and shelters. Step into a time capsule and explore a warren of tunnels that were used during the Second World War. You’ll also get to learn about all the vital people who have shaped London’s transport network from knowledgeable guides.