Ticket Alert: Visit Aldwych Ghost Station

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Image by Glen Scott in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Want to poke around inside a disused* Underground station? You and just about everyone else in town. So make a note to visit this page on Monday morning to get on a tour of Aldwych station.

London Transport Museum is opening up the abandoned property throughout June. Tickets, as always, are sure to sell quickly. However, there are plenty of dates to choose from this time round, with the station open Thur-Sun each week throughout June.

Aldwych, also known as Strand station, was a former spur of the Piccadilly Line, and closed in 1994. Of the many abandoned stations around town, it is the only one that is occasionally opened to the general public.

Tickets go on sale Monday 10 February at £25 (£20 concession) and include a souvenir guidebook and half-price entry into the nearby London Transport Museum. Note that access to the station platforms is by a 160-step staircase (no lift available); over-16s only.

*Pedant’s note: disused in the sense that it no longer serves passengers but it is, of course, much used by film crews, including for the recent series of Sherlock.

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  • http://searchbuzz.co/ SearchBuzz

    I wonder how they got that tube in there for the Sherlock episode. I guess there is a tunnel access to the tube line somewhere :p Bet its a right old maze down there.

    • chiao

      Yeah, the station is still connected to the main network

    • Jon Millwood

      A lot of the corridor scenes were filmed at the disused Jubilee line at Charing Cross too and the carriage with the bomb in it was a set.

  • Dave Sid Poole

    I believe the tunnel was used in The Prodigy’s Firestarter video.

    • Chris

      The other tunnel was. There are 2 tunnels to Aldwych, the one used for Firestarter never had tracks in it.

  • TKP

    Cameras allowed in there?

    • Ad

      When I went down there you could take pics but for some reason SLRs weren’t allowed. Not sure why.

      • http://oxocubeeditorial.blogspot.com BethPH

        SLRs are now allowed. I called LTM specifically to ask when they ran the last tour.

  • mattrp

    I’d argue it should be “pedants note” (ie pedants should note) or “pedants’ note” (because it is aimed at all pedants). Ok at a push “pedant’s note” if the author is describing himself as a pedant but I think that’s least preferable.

  • Mandy

    I’ve to get tickets they’ve all sold, if anyone is unable to use there’s please let me

    • KJO

      I’ve got 2 tickets going spare for this on Saturday 21st June at 4.30pm – face value. I’m still going but friends can’t make it so can meet with tickets beforehand.