London Transport Museum is adding a tour of Shepherd’s Bush Underground station to its popular “Hidden London” series, which takes ticketholders to secret locations across the Underground network that are usually off limits to the public.
For the first time, ticketholders can explore historic sections of the original Shepherd’s Bush station dating back to 1900 that lies concealed behind unassuming doorways and grilles of the modern-day station. Visitors will see examples of early Central Line station design features, such as corridors and lift shafts lined with the station’s original white glass tiles.
They will learn why Shepherd’s Bush was once west London’s most important transport hub and discover what the station’s early 20th-century ticketing system had in common with today’s Oyster card.
The new tour will be the first “Hidden London” location on the Central line. Expert guides will relate fascinating stories about London’s third-oldest deep-level railway and its evolution over the years. In-person tours of disused sections of Euston, Moorgate, and Piccadilly Circus Underground stations will also be on sale.
The new tour season includes locations featured in UKTV’s popular TV series Secrets of the London Underground. Fans of the show can follow in the footsteps of presenters Siddy Holloway and Tim Dunn to explore these special sites for themselves.
Led by expert guides with a wealth of fascinating facts and tales to share about these forgotten parts of the London Underground, visitors will explore disused tunnels, platforms and lift shafts that lie concealed just a stone’s throw away from unknowing modern-day commuters.
Tours of Shepherd’s Bush Underground station will run from 5th to 30th October, with more tour dates to be announced later in the year. Tickets cost £44 for adults and £39 for concessions, and go on public sale on Wednesday, 3rd August via ltmuseum.co.uk/hidden-london.