Private tour

London: Private Underground and Tube Tour

Activity provider: Brit Icon Tours

London: Private Underground and Tube Tour

Activity provider: Brit Icon Tours

From US$ 70.34 per person

A 2-hour tour to some of the oldest, deepest and most famous London underground stations.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Private group


  • Travel along London’s oldest stretch of railway line
  • Learn why it was important to know which way to travel on the circle line
  • Learn about London’s ghost stations
Full description
Mind the gap and welcome aboard this journey through 150 years of London’s Underground history. The London Underground was first opened in 1863 and has grown into one of the world's leading metropolitan railway networks. The tour will begin at Paddington station, before taking you to some of London’s most famous, deepest, beautiful and peculiar underground stations. Throughout your tour you will learn about how London received it's underground; how the different lines used to be owned by rival companies and find out why we now have electric trains instead of steam engines. On each tour the route may change slightly depending on improvement work being conducted to the network. On this fascinating walking tour you will find out how accurate the tube map really is, discover some of the ghosts stations of London as well as all the quirks and things that go unnoticed when traveling through stations on a regular basis. The tour will conclude at Sloane Square.
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Travel costs
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Underneath the clock on Platform 1 of Paddington Station.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • Please note that, owing to the nature of the locations visited, this tour is not accessible for wheelchair users or for parents with prams.
  • A zone 1 travel card or an Oyster card topped up with at least £7 of pay-as-you-go credit is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Our guide was very good. He was very enthusiastic with incredible knowledge and voice. Although we are not-native speakers, we have understand him very well even when the trains where approaching the station, where we have been. The "Story of the Tube" (quoting Oliver Green) is very interesting itself, but thanks to the our guide the tour was really exciting and funny.

Read more

July 11, 2022

An unusual but very interesting tour

February 18, 2020

Informative and interesting.

December 20, 2019

Product ID: 99228