Rare Chance To Tour Disused Tube Tunnels Used In Skyfall

By Stuart Black Last edited 30 months ago
Rare Chance To Tour Disused Tube Tunnels Used In Skyfall
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.
Photo by Geoff Marshall.

Nerds, tube nerds... prepare to get shaken and stirred with two rare chances to tour disused tunnels, with one offering access to areas used as locations in the James Bond film Skyfall.

That tour will take you through parts of Charing Cross that were closed in 1999 stretching underneath Trafalgar Square. The tunnels are now used largely for filming movies and TV shows, with Daniel Craig chasing Javier Bardem around an area slyly disguised as Temple Station in Skyfall. The recent Paddington film was shot there too. Tours take place in June and July with tickets released on 17 April at £25 (£20 concessions).

The second tour in Clapham South is even more exciting, as it includes a visit to the deep level shelter next to the main tunnels which was used in the Second World War during air raids. This one represents an extremely rare opportunity to get to parts of the Underground not normally open to the public. Tours take place in October with tickets released on 17 April at £30 (£25 concessions).

Both tours are run by Londonist media partners the London Transport Museum.

Last Updated 15 April 2015

linda

Shame it's so expensive.

James

Hardly expensive, no more than any other tourist attraction?! Jeez everyone wants something for free nowadays!
Totally worth it can't wait to go!

colin

should be £10 - £12 max

Eric Alan Weinstein

For £10/£5 concessions, this would have been a great thing. Of course, that sadly isn't the price. May I say a hearty effyou to whomever thought it was fine to charge £25/£30 for this? Mean-spirited, short-sighted and nasty. I love the tube, and I hate this.

Peter_Collins

Can't agree with you James. That it's 'no more than any other tourist attraction' is no recommendation - it simply reinforces the fact that so many of these places rip you off. What is actually our own heritage is increasingly off limits because it costs so much to see it. I looked at this with interest, then looked a the price and decided not to bother. What a crying shame.

Michael

Yeah the price is horrendous. A tenner would be reasonable. What would the running costs even be? A tour guide's time for an hour? At this price I'd expect a three-course meal waiting for me at the bottom.

aunty betty

yes, why is it so expensive? I would have taken the kids from work, but at that cost it's way over the top. Londoners shouldn't be charged the same rates a tourists whatever some may say. It's a rip off.

ianxn

Looks like they had presold all the tickets to someone anyway as there were none available even on the dot of 10:00.

Zebra Chair

Just booked my ticket. Looks like it's pretty much selling out already, tickets only went on sale 20 minutes ago.

ARM

Tour is rubbish! Just like walking round a current tube station when closed. Even the advertising boards were reasonably current due to the station being used for filming not long before. Had a brief look down a vent shaft but generally terribly disappointing. £25 charge lol as if.