Fed up of inner city weekends, packed tube trains and tourist filled streets? The London Transport Museum is offering you a flavour of gentler, more graceful travelling times with a "Heritage Day Out in Metro-Land".
On Sunday 14 September, 2 historic trains will be shuttling the suburban journey between Harrow and Amersham. A 1938 art deco tube train will be returning to passenger service again for this special day out and the even older, newly repainted Sarah Siddons electric locomotive, built in 1923, will be carrying 1950s coaches along the former Metro-Land route too.
Once at the end of the line, there will be classic 1950s buses ferrying folk to Amersham Old Town where it's Amersham Heritage Day and you can get free entry to the local museum or simply explore the farthest reaches of north west London, spot Tudorbethan mansions... heck, this is the Chilterns - go and climb a hill. Don't miss your heritage train back to urbanisation though. It's a good 27 miles out, you don't want to have to hitch.
Tickets for the heritage trains must be booked in advance on 020 7565 7298 and cost £20.00 per adult and up to two children. Visit the London Transport Museum website for train times.
Image of the Sarah Siddons courtesy of the London Transport Museum.