For the first time ever, you’ll be able to get behind the scenes access to the most hidden parts of Baker Street Station and experience all of the history that the station has seen in the last 160 years. Baker Street Station is one of the oldest Tube stations in the world so it’s seen a lot over the years.
Today, the station is well connected with five underground lines and ten platforms making it a pretty busy tube junction. The station is one of the seven original stations to have opened to the public along the line, opening in 1863 as part of the Metropolitan Railway. The tour will take guests on a journey to hear what the very first Victorians passengers thought of underground travel and see how the station developed over the past 16 decades. The tour is part of celebrations for the stations 160th anniversary.
Closed-off parts of the station, including original platforms, disused lift shafts and hidden corridors – some of which haven’t been accessed in 75 years will all be part of the tour ran by London Transport Museum and their expert guides. All Hidden London tours are written by historical specialists from the London Transport Museum and are based on content from the museum archives. Guests will also learn about the station’s history as the Operational Headquarters for the London Underground – including details of staff recreational facilities such as a canteen and rather curiously, a rifle range. Now there’s something you never would have thought would be hidden in a London tube station.
The Hidden London tours by London Transport Museum were named the ‘Best Hidden Gem in the World’ at Tiqets’ Remarkable Venue Awards in 2022 by public vote so these tickets will definitely get snapped up fast. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 12 whilst subscribers to the newsletter will receive 24-hour priority booking on July 11. The tours will be running from September 6 to December 29 with the tours taking place from Wednesday to Saturday each week.
For more information and for tickets, head to the London Transport Museum’s official website here.