Hidden Tube Tour - Piccadilly Circus: The Heart of London
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Join us for an exclusive tour of one of the most iconic stations on the London Underground: Piccadilly Circus. Located directly underneath the celebrated landmark, Piccadilly Circus station opened in 1906 serving the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.

75 minute guided tour of Piccadilly Circus Underground station including disused parts of the station long closed to the travelling public.
Travel to and from Piccadilly Circus
Important Information
Where is the meeting point?

The meeting point for this tour is at the bottom of the stairs of Exit 4 of Piccadilly Circus Underground station. Exit 4 can be found at the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street, next to the Criterion Restaurant.
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 75 minutes and will involve walking for most of this time.

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 is no step-free access on the tour. Access to the tour is by static escalator. It is advisable therefore 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.

MORE INFORMATION

Extensively modernised between 1925 and 1928 to meet passenger demands, the station is an engineering marvel and boasts one of the finest examples of subterranean architecture on the London Underground.

This timeless grade II listed building serves over 40 million passengers a year in style. Redesigned by celebrated architect Charles Holden and reopened in 1928 it was nicknamed the “New Heart of London”.

Visitors will go behind secret doors, to passageways and lift shafts closed to the public since 1929 and discover the original Edwardian design features, the fascinating stories of wartime sheltering and top-secret storage of priceless artefacts. Piccadilly Circus offers a unique perspective of how the London Underground has grown and adjusted to Londoners’ needs for over a century.

Hidden Tube Tour - Piccadilly Circus: The Heart of London
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