This is a sponsored article on behalf of Hidden London — run by London Transport Museum.
What do you get the London lover who has everything? How about access to somewhere in this great city, that's usually off-limits.
Hidden London's winter season starts in January 2019 — beckoning you into the depths of lost tunnels, disused tube stations, and the lofty heights of London's first skyscraper (the view will take your breath away).
Any one of these mini adventures makes the ideal Christmas gift for the London curious, visitors looking for a different kind of London excursion — and all those cocky so-and-sos who think they know London inside-out.
The full list of Hidden London tours is as follows:
- Aldwych - The End of the Line: Opened to the public in 1907, Aldwych Underground station was never heavily used and closed in 1994. Still, it sheltered Londoners from the Blitz, and has since starred in everything from Sherlock to Mr Selfridge. [UPDATE: SOLD OUT]
- Charing Cross - Access All Areas: Walk beneath Trafalgar Square, to discover a subterranean world usually off-limits to the public. You may well have seen Charing Cross' former station however — in films like Skyfall and Paddington.
- Charing Cross - Tour and Skyfall Screening: An opportunity for James Bond fans to see the location where Skyfall was filmed, plus enjoy a screening of the movie while sipping a martini cocktail, in the Museum’s Cubic Theatre. [UPDATE: SOLD OUT]
- Clapham South - Subterranean Shelter: The vast network of tunnels beneath Clapham South have been a home to Londoners seeking refuge from the Blitz, Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush, and even thrifty visitors to the Festival of Britain.
- Euston - The Lost Tunnels: Discover a labyrinth of dark and dusty passageways once used by millions; and see a gallery of vintage advertising poster fragments concealed for over 50 years — before this site is transformed forever, by the arrival of HS2.
- Euston - Photography Tour: Handy with a camera? Here's a chance to snap Euston's lost tunnels in all their gloomy glory.
- 55 Broadway - London's First Skyscraper: 90 years old, this Grade I listed structure — and home to TfL — is now acknowledged as a marvel of art deco London. Privileged access allows you into beautifully designed offices, grand meeting rooms, and rooftop views that will take your breath away.
Want to make the gift even more special? You can combine the beautiful festive souvenir tour ticket — presented in a high-quality envelope — with a unique Hidden London inspired gift.
Hidden London Tickets cost from £30-£100 (+booking), including new, discounted matinee tickets for the Clapham South deep level shelter tours. They tend to sell fast — snap one up now and bag someone you know their most memorable present of the year.
Hidden London's winter season runs from 19 January-31 March 2019. All Hidden London tickets include a half-price one-day pass to London Transport Museum, which must be used within one month of the event date. The Euston Photography Tour includes free entry to the museum.