The Underground Mail Rail Ride Just Got A Christmassy Makeover

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The Underground Mail Rail Ride Just Got A Christmassy Makeover
Mail Rail at Christmas
The Mail Rail has now got a festive twist

The Mail Mail ride — part of London's Postal Museum — has had a festive makeover for the Christmas season.

From now until the start of January, the 15-minute underground train ride — once part of the Royal Mail's subterranean shuttle — will feature yuletide projections. Expect wartime wives wishing husbands Merry Christmas from afar and the broadcast of the first King's Speech on the BBC.

The first commercial Christmas card, from 1843

Things get Christmassy elsewhere in the Postal Museum; you can learn how the Victorians brought Christmas to the masses — and there are festive workshops for both kids and adults, featuring wrapping paper printing, card-making and calligraphy.

The museum is hosting a series of free Christmas workshops for children

Festive Mail Rail Rides run until 5 January 2020.

Family activities from 23 November-21 December. All included with ticket entry. Adult evening events require advanced booking and have an additional fee.

Last Updated 15 November 2019