The Postal Museum are giving you access to their tunnel walks through their 100-year-old Mail Rail, and its tracks and platforms.
Passionate expert guides will lead you through the postal tunnels as they tell you stories of the staff who built, operated and maintained the railway. You’ll get to explore the tunnels as you find out about their construction in the early 1900s, through to their prime during the middle of the century, and eventual closure in 2003.
The tour lets you explore parts of the railway on foot which are not accessible on the Mail Rail ride which sees you boarding a miniature train through to the original tunnels. During the tour, you will be led to an eerie yet fascinating train graveyard and be shown the floodgates that kept the workers from harm.
The tunnel walks gives visitors a chance to get an in-depth insight into the workings of the postal tunnels and to explore a unique subterranean environment in the heart of London that many Londoners don’t know about.
Past visitors of the tunnels have remarked that the tunnels were ‘absolutely fantastic. The chap that ran the tour was so passionate about the tunnels. He took his time to answer any question, was informative and made the whole experience really enjoyable.’
The walks run every Tuesday and have start times at 3pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, and 6:30pm. They currently have dates up to September with tickets priced at £60 per person. Wearing protective equipment is mandatory and this includes a high-visibility jacket and hard hat. The walk allows you to explore 1.2km of the tunnels on foot and you will be in the tunnels for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
For more information and to buy tickets, click here for The Postal Museums website. Find The Postal Museum on 15-20 Phoenix Place, WC1X 0DA.