The popular series returns to Yesterday channel on Thursday the 5th of May 2022 at 8pm and also on catch-up on UKTV Play, and will explore even more amazing parts of London’s Tube network.
Siddy and Tim gain super-privileged access across the Tube network discovering even more secrets at abandoned and long-forgotten stations such as King William Street and Marlborough Road Underground stations.
The adventurous pair will also visit well-known stations like Charing Cross and London Bridge to explore disused tunnels hidden under passenger’s noses through doors and behind walls. Viewers will be amazed to find places of the Tube system such as a disused station in a back garden in the countryside.
The Elizabeth line station will also be explored ahead of opening to the public and also going behind the scenes at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton.
Fans of the show who want to experience the secrets of the London Underground for themselves can explore some of the locations revealed in the show with London Transport Museum’s exclusive virtual and in-person Hidden London tours such as:
- The access all areas Hidden London tour of Charing Cross Underground station which features in episode one of series 2 will give guests the chance to step behind locked doors and see the disused spaces deep beneath Trafalgar Square. The tour will also visit the ‘lost’ Jubilee line platforms which closed in 1999 and have now become familiar filming locations for popular blockbusters such as Bond hit Skyfall. Tours will run from Wednesday the 18th of May to Sunday the 17th of July 2022.
- King William Street, which features in episode three and brags the title of the first disused deep-level Tube station. The station opened in 1890 and was part of the City & South London Railway which ran to Stockwell, the station closed shortly after in 1900. This concealed location remains out of bounds to passengers and now plays an interesting role in the Bank station extension. The virtual tour of King William Street lets guests ‘zoom’ in for a behind the scenes look at the station today. The next virtual tour is on Tuesday the 31st of May 2022.
- In episode four, Siddy and Tim explore Brompton Road’s disused Tube station and its covert history as a Second World War bunker after its closure in 1934. Today this disused station is off-limits to the public, but on the Museum’s virtual Hidden London tour an expert guide ‘zooms’ into its fascinating history using archive photos and contemporary footage. The next Brompton Road virtual Hidden London tour is on Tuesday 31 May 2022.
- An in-person Hidden London tour of Kingsway Tram Tunnel, which is visited by Siddy in episode eight, demonstrates why this long-forgotten subterranean tunnel was once a vital stretch of tram track for the Capital. Originally opened in 1906, the tunnel connected south and north London trams. The station has been closed for over 70 years but still retains many of its original features including those of the former Holborn tram station which the tunnel conceals and remains preserved today for visitors to explore. Tours will run from Wednesday the 25th of May to Sunday the 24th of July 2022.
Other exclusive Hidden London tours of famous disused Tube stations are available including a virtual tour of Aldwych disused station on the Strand, Down Street station on the Piccadilly line between Green Park and Hyde Park which sees the remains of the Railway Executive Committee’s bomb-proof shelter where Winston Churchill sheltered during the Blitz.
Hidden London tours also do behind the scenes tours of stations that are still in use today to visit platforms and tunnels hidden out of sight of commuters. Visitors can step back in time to the abandoned tunnels which are lined with vintage advertising posters; historic engineering marvels at Moorgate, and a tour of Piccadilly Circus which sees the original Edwardian tunnels and lift shafts which have been closed to the public since the 1920s.
Those visiting Clapham South can travel 11 stories below ground and discover a mile of underground tunnels built by London Transport as shelters during the Second World War and later housing hopeful Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush.
A Secrets of Central London walking tour above ground reveals secrets hidden in plain sight in Covent Garden, Kingsway, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Victoria Embankment.
To book Hidden London tours tickets please visit: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/secrets