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.
Tours are not suitable for guests with claustrophobia. Tours are not step free and include walking up and down flights of stairs. There is no elevator. Wear sturdy footwear and suitable clothing. There is no cloakroom. Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions before your visit: www.ltmuseum.co.uk/terms-conditions
-Large bags and luggage -No open toed shoes -No food or drink except water Mandatory items
London Transport Museum, the world's leading museum of urban transport, invites you to take an exclusive Hidden London tour and explore 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. On this tour you'll see 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. 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.