Explore The World Of Ghost Stations (With A Cocktail) At This Transport Museum Late

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Explore The World Of Ghost Stations (With A Cocktail) At This Transport Museum Late
Ain't no party like a transport museum party

Pose for a selfie on a heritage night bus, and drop in at Winston Churchill's underground dining room later this month. London Transport Museum is hosting a 'night on tiles' — for the first in its new series of museum lates.

Punters are encouraged to grab a cocktail and explore the museum's galleries after-hours — for an evening that celebrates London's nightlife through the ages. As well as drinking in the usual plethora of trains and buses, you can get stuck in to talks, drop-in workshops, and even partake in craft activities.

Ghost stations and cocktails? We are very much in

Discover the queer nightlife spaces that shaped and innovated London's underground culture with writer and/producer Ben Walters. Listen to raucous tales of Victorian nightlife with historian Lee Jackson. Make a retro party headpiece, inspired by the 1920s, 60s or 80s. DJs are on hand to play a selection of 'hidden gems' and London anthems. You can even win a Hidden London tour by posing on a heritage bus, and post with the hashtag #LTMLove.

If you don't happen to win, never mind — your ticket also gets you into LTM's current Hidden London exhibition (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) — which leads you into the world of abandoned tube stations, like Down Street (where Winston Churchill sheltered from the Blitz), Aldwych (backdrop to Hollywood movies) and the deep-level bomb shelters of Clapham.

Explore ghost stations like Highgate (the old one)

Night on the Tiles, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, 28 February, tickets £15, group discounts available

Also on the docket for this season of lates are The Blackout Friday Late (22 May); The Get Lost Friday Late (18 September) and The Subterranea Friday Late (30 October). More info on the museum website

Last Updated 05 February 2020