The three new virtual tours offer online visitors a subterranean exploration of Brompton Road station, King William Street station and the Holborn (Kingsway) area, with group tickets priced at £10 per person – half the usual amount charged for individual Hidden London tickets.
In light of another spell when London Transport Museum will be unable to welcome visitors to its sites, the virtual tours are being marketed as lockdown alternatives to traditional excursions arranged by group travel organisers, coach companies and tour operators.
“In these challenging times for the tourism industry our Hidden London virtual tours are perfect for large groups,” says Ollie Burton, business development manager for Hidden London at London Transport Museum.
“Without even stepping outside their front door, clients will be able to experience an atmospheric subterranean world while an expert guide talks them through the rich history of the Capital and its Underground.”
As part of the experience, guests will be walked through a gallery of contemporary photos, videos and never-before-seen footage, as well as being shown archival images from London Transport Museum collection. This is all supplemented by an expert guide who reveals facts and stories about the London’s Underground network forgotten past.
“Due to restricted access, some of these disused Underground spaces, such as Brompton Road and King William Street Tube stations, will never be open for public tours so these group virtual tours allow people to get as close as possible to the real thing,” Burton concludes.