• Underground London Small Group Walking Tour

  • 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.

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Underground London Small Group Walking Tour

Highlights

  • On this fantastic half-day tour you'll join our expert guide for a 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. Hear how the networks was built and the variety of roles it has filled in its long history. Fans of trivia and fun facts will also hear some interesting facts along the way.
  • Visit one of the underground's original stations, opened in 1863
  • Hear how the underground system was built during the Victorian era before advances in technology
  • Hear about the haunted and disused stations that are left abandoned on the network
  • Learn about the variety of roles the underground has played

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Description of the Experience

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.
Beginning with the construction of the Thames Tunnel in 1843, the world's first tunnel built underneath a river and dubbed 'The Eighth Wonder of the World', the 175-year history of the London Underground is an eventful one full of world-firsts, stories and urban legends.
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, your 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 were dug and built by hand before advancements in technology were made;The evolving nature of the underground over the years, from the world's most popular tourist attraction to cargo network and public transport system;Why more than 40 stations have been left abandoned;The story of the famous 'roundel' underground symbol.
With such a long and varied history, there's also something for fans of trivia and fun facts, including:;Which station lies above the remains of 1000 bodies;How it was repurposed and used as a refuge over 170,000 people during the Blitz of WWII, as well as an aircraft factory and storage for the treasures of the British Museum;The variety of animals spotted on the system, including a species that can only be found on the underground;Who was the first Monarch to ride the 'Tube';Which stations are reputed to be haunted by the ghosts of a murdered actor, a Phaorah's daughter and even a nun.

Meet up point

  • Your service provider will contact you with further details.

Confirmation Policy

  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the activity
  • No Refund for cancellations within 24 hours of the activity date.

How to use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified.

Note

  • This tour is available only on Sundays.
  • Meeting Point and time: 12.45pm at the Lost Property Office at Baker Street Station.
  • Departure time: 1.00pm. We are unfortunately unable to wait for late comers and there is no opportunity to join the tour at a later point.
  • Finishing time and end point: The tour will end at approximately 3.00pm at Westminster Underground Station.
  • Transport: Travel cards are not provided. Please purchase a day travel card (Zones 1 – 2) or a topped up Oyster card (please check the TFL website (www.tfl.gov.uk) if you are unsure of the cost of the fare).
  • Please note: This is a walking tour that includes many steps.

starting from 2,664

  • (61) reviews | 81 Booked
  • watch_later Available from : February 29, 2020
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    • Adult 2,664.00 remove add
    • Child (3-11) 2,160.00 remove add
    • Total: ₹ 5,328.00
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