Explore London's Ghost Stations From Your Living Room With These New Virtual Tours

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Explore London's Ghost Stations From Your Living Room With These New Virtual Tours

This is a sponsored article on behalf of London Transport Museum.

Hidden London is going where it's never gone before. The events programme from London Transport Museum, which is dedicated to uncovering the capital's most secret spaces, is back with two brand new tours that you can experience from the comfort of your living room.

This is your chance to explore two of the most-restricted disused stations on the tube network. Both Brompton Road and King William Street are unable to accommodate in-person tours due to their lack of accessibility. However, now that the Hidden London team have worked their magic, the public can get closer to these subterranean stations than ever before on a Zoom-based virtual visit.

Connect with a Hidden London tour guide who will lead you on a live 90-minute journey behind-the-scenes of your chosen station. There's archival footage, a photo and video gallery, plus plenty of time for questions at the end.

Opt for King William Street to discover the history of the first disused deep underground station — from its short working life to its closure in 1900 and beyond to its current usage as part of the major Bank station extension project.

Alternatively — for all you second world war history buffs — there's Brompton Road. Learn about the station's time as a war bunker following its closure in 1934 and see how it looks today.

Whichever tour you choose you're guaranteed exclusive access to a subterranean slice of London history. Virtual visitors even get 50% off their next visit to London Transport Museum in Covent Garden (trust us, these tours will awaken your inner tube geek and leave you craving more London transport trivia.)

What's more, Londonist readers get an exclusive discount. Simply enter the code VIRTUAL20 at checkout to get 20% off your virtual tour booking.

Online tours of Brompton Road run at 11.30am, 2pm, 4.30pm and 7pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Those for King William Street take place at the same times on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Hidden London's virtual programme runs until Saturday 31 October and each tour costs £30.

Click here to book, and don't forget to keep tabs on London Transport Museum's website — and sign up to their e-newsletter to be first in the know when the in-person tours of London's other abandoned stations recommence.

Last Updated 23 September 2020