Hidden Tube Tour - Aldwych : The End of the Line

Join our tour to see the one of the former termini of the Piccadilly line – the ticket hall, the original lifts, abandoned platforms and tunnels, and inter-connecting walkways – including some that are very rarely seen by the public.

75 minute guided tour of Aldwych disused Tube station
Travel to and from Aldwych station
Important Information
Where is the meeting point?

The meeting point for this tour is outside the entrance of Aldwych station on Surrey Street, WC2R 2ND. Please note that this entrance is different to the one that is facing the Strand.

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.

Do not bring large or heavy bags as there are no cloakroom facilities.

Please also bring with you photo ID and your email confirmation to be permitted entry.

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 including 160 steps from street level to the platforms.

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, and there is no working lift on site. There are 160 steps connecting the entrance at street level to the platforms below. 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.


Aldwych station (as seen on Yesterday Channel’s ‘Secrets of the London Underground’) is one of London’s secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by. Opened to the public in 1907, it was never as heavily used as originally intended and closed nearly 100 years later in 1994.

The station has had a varied history; from providing shelter to Londoners during the Blitz, to being used for film and TV shoots including The ABC Murders (2018), Darkest Hour (2017), Sherlock (2014), and Atonement (2007).

Hidden Tube Tour - Aldwych : The End of the Line
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