Hidden Tube Tour - Baker Street: The World's First Underground

Join expert tour guides to discover on a historical journey through 160 years of Baker Street Station, one of the world's oldest underground stations.

85 minute guided tour of Baker Street Underground station including exclusive access to disused areas not normally accessible to the public.
Travel to and from Baker Street Station
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Where is the meeting point?

The meeting point for this tour is outside Baker Street Underground Station, in front of the Sherlock Holmes statue.
To plan your journey to the meeting point, we recommend using TfL’s Journey Planner or downloading the TfL Go app.
A member of the Hidden London team will meet you on arrival. Please arrive 15 minutes before the time on your ticket.

What should I wear?

Visitors must wear flat sturdy shoes. Guests wearing open toe sandals or shoes, or high-heels, will be refused entry due to health and safety restrictions. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended as there are uneven underfoot conditions throughout the tour.

Are children allowed?

Children under 14 are not permitted on the tour. 14-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

How long will the tour last?

Your tour will last for 85 minutes and will involve walking for most of this time. Seating will not be available.

Are there toilets or cloakrooms on the tour?

There are no cloakroom facilities or public toilets available on the tour. Please do not bring large or heavy bags.

What is the tour like? Are there stairs or lifts? Is it accessible?

There are a number of stairs on the tours. While escalators will be available, we cannot guarantee step free access. It is therefore advisable that you should have an adequate level of fitness to undertake this tour. You may be refused entry if you appear to not meet this requirement. The tour will include access to confined areas which may be unsuitable for people with claustrophobia. There will be areas which have low lighting and may be dusty. Due to the nature of the tours, we are unable to accommodate visitors with wheelchairs.

About your tickets

Once you’ve booked your tickets, you will receive your order confirmation to the email address you provided at checkout. This may take up to 24 hours - please check your junk mail folder after this time. Tickets are non-transferrable. Please bring your email confirmation and ticket (preferably on an electronic device) as well as photographic ID for each ticket holder to be permitted entry.

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Join us to discover the origins of the world’s first Underground network.

Opened on 10 January 1863 as part of the Metropolitan Railway, Baker Street was home to the launch of a revolutionary idea – carrying passengers beneath Victorian London’s congested streets. Cutting a 90-minute journey to just 20 minutes, the ‘Met’ revolutionised travel in the city and provided the foundation for Metro systems across the world.

Explore closed-off parts of the station including original platforms, disused lift shafts and corridors that are hidden in plain sight - some of which were last accessed by the public over 75 years ago in 1945. Learn about the station’s history as the Operational Headquarters for London Underground, and hear first-hand accounts from those who worked (and played) there over the years.

This tour will take you on a historical journey through the 160 years of the station, starting with the early days of Victorian underground steam travel and ending in the busy station of 10 platforms and five Underground lines that it is today.

Along the way, you’ll hear what the very first passengers thought of underground travel in 1863, how the Underground grew and expanded over the next 16 decades, and how Baker Street served not only passengers, but also London Underground staff.

Hidden Tube Tour - Baker Street: The World's First Underground
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