Guided tour

London: Secrets of the London Underground Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours

London: Secrets of the London Underground Walking Tour

Activity provider: Evan Evans Tours
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From US$ 25.67 per person

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Join an expert guide for a fantastic walking tour of the world's oldest underground system. Learn all about the history of the 'Tube' as you travel through history from one of London's earliest, original stations to its newest and most futuristic.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the tube's original stations, opened in 1863
  • Learn about how the Underground system was built
  • Hear about haunted and disused stations
  • Discover the variety of roles the Underground has played
Full description
The London Underground, or the 'Tube' as it is more commonly known, is more than just a transport network- it is an icon of London and the lifeblood of the city; every year, more than 1.3 billion passengers journeys are made across its 270 stations. The tour begins at the historic Baker Street Station, one of the original stops on the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground railway. During the course of the tour an expert guide will bring the fascinating history of the London Underground to life as they tell the story of the 'Tube's' evolution including how trains moved from steam-powered to electrified rails, how the very first tunnels of the underground were built, why more than 40 stations have been left abandoned, and the story of the famous 'roundel' underground symbol. Find out which station lies above the remains of 1000 bodies, how the tube was re-purposed and used as a refuge during the Blitz as well as an aircraft factory and storage for the treasures of the British Museum, and which stations are reputed to be haunted by the ghosts of a Pharaoh's daughter and even a nun.
Includes
  • Audio headset
  • Tour Guide
  • London underground ticket / oyster card
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet the guide by the Sherlock Holmes statue outside Baker Street Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Public transport ticket

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Travel cards are required for this tour but are not included, please purchase a day travel card (Zones 1 – 2) or Oyster card prior to joining the tour
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved on this tour
  • Due to the number of steps on the underground system this walking tour is not suitable for customers with reduced mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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The Guide was knowledgeable and interesting. I thought the "secrets" would involve actually get to see inside a disused station - I should like to have seen the underground bunkers built to shelter citizens during the war but understand that is not possible. The history of the underground is very interesting and the guide included general stories which added to the experience.

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August 12, 2022

Our guide was very knowledgeable, easy to understand and kind. I was hoping that instead of just hearing about it, we would be taken to secret, defunct subway stations. And I would like to have 'classics' such as B. Paddington, who also have something to offer historically. That was a little disappointing.

August 10, 2022

Really interesting. A tour full of information in and outside the stations. As a non-native speaker it was easy to unterstand the guide.

October 2, 2022

Product ID: 200212