Walking Tour – Secrets of the London Underground

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Afternoon Tour
Availability : Year Round
Start: London
End: London

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Join us on this walking tour to discover the secrets behind the world’s first underground railway. See the exterior of disused stations such as Down Street through which Churchill would travel during the Blitz while uncovering poignant tales such as the ‘Mind the Gap’ widow’s narrative and the genesis of The Tube map. Delve into the intrigue of ‘ghost’ platforms secluded from public view and marvel at the elegance of the world clock in Piccadilly. From historical anecdotes to contemporary insights, this tour is for every enthusiast of London’s underground heritage.

5 fun facts our expert guide will help you uncover in this tour:

  • There’s a tube station that lies above the remains of 1000 bodies
  • The tube was re-purposed and used as a refuge for over 170,000 people during the Blitz of WWII, and more
  • There’s a species that can only be found on the underground
  • There’s a Monarch who was the first to ride the ‘Tube’
  • Some tube stations are reputed to be haunted

2.5 HOURS / HIGH WALKING / GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Tour Details
Highlights:
  •  Visit one of the Underground’s original stations
  •  Learn about how the Underground system was built
  •  Hear about haunted and disused stations
  •  Discover the variety of roles the underground has played
  •  Visit the exterior of an original disused tube station
  •  A maximum of 16 guests on this Experience

Pick Up Location & TIme

London: Baker Street Underground Station (Google Map)
1:00pm – By the Sherlock Holmes statue outside Baker Street Station. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. 

Drop off Location & Time

London: Westminster Underground Station  (Google Map)
3:00pm – Approx.

Price Includes

  • Expert Guide
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Walking Tour

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • London Oyster or Travel Card
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

As experts in sightseeing (since 1933!) and driven by service, we’re passionate about creating memories which will last our guests a lifetime. We’re here to help you discover the best that Britain has to offer and help you make the most out of your visit.

  • Expert Guides, ready to take you on a storytelling journey through Britain’s history and culture
  • Immersive Experiences
  • Personal Audio Headsets
  • Luxury Coaches with free Wi-Fi on board and USB charging
Itinerary

Meeting point:

Baker Street Station, Marylebone Road, London, UK

Please meet the guide by the Sherlock Holmes statue outside Baker Street station.

The tour

Discover the iconic London Underground, affectionately known as the ‘Tube’. It annually enables over 1.3 billion passenger journeys across its extensive network of 272 tube stations.

Commencing at the historic Baker Street Station, a cornerstone of the Metropolitan Railway – the world’s inaugural underground railway – our immersive walking tour unfolds under the guidance of our Expert Guide. Delve into the rich tapestry of the Tube’s 175-year saga, from the pioneering construction of the Thames Tunnel in 1843, celebrated as ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’, to an array of world-firsts, captivating tales and urban legends.

Unravel the evolution of the Tube, from its steam-powered origins to electrification, and the manual excavation of its earliest tunnels preceding technological advancements. Explore its metamorphosis from a tourist hotspot to an integral cargo network and public transit system, unveiling the mysteries behind over 40 abandoned stations and the iconic ’roundel’ symbol.

For enthusiasts of trivia and intriguing anecdotes, our journey reveals fascinating and fun facts, including:

  • Which station lies above the remains of 1000 bodies
  • How it was re-purposed and used as a refuge for 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 Pharaoh’s daughter and even a nun

End point:

Westminster Underground Station – serviced by the Jubilee, Circle and District Lines.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp) Child (3-16) (pp) Senior (60+) (pp)
2024: April to December – Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays $60 $50 $55
2025: January to March – Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays $60 $50 $55

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).

Oyster Cards (valid for Zone 1) are required and are not included. Contact DHTour to add a Oyster Card to your tour.

Pricing

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