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Did you know that there's a deserted underground station between Green Park and Hyde Park Corner?
It's called Down Street and was only in operation between 1907 and 1932. But during World War II it had a secret history as the bombproof headquarters of the Railway Executive Committee. It even played refuge to Winston Churchill during the height of the Blitz.
This interesting tour will allow you to experience the warren of narrow tunnels in a small group of 12 people.
Bear in mind that there is no step-free access to the station (there's no lift either). You also need to wear a sturdy pair of shoes and be prepared for low-lighting and near darkness in places.
Craig’s review of London Transport Museum – “I'm always a bit embarrassed when I come to the London Transport Museum because in my head I imagine that it's full of train spotters, so I tell people that I'm visiting the Imperial War Museum instead -- something a bit more manly. Because it's sort of the same, isn't it? Both places have got vehicles in them, except the ones at the Imperial War Museum have guns at t… continued”
Somerset House Historical Highlights – Every Thu and Sat – This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
Guided walk around Charles Dickens’ London – Every Fri – This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels.
11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus – Every day – If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on an open-top sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus.
City Highlights: The Top 10 sights – Every Mon, Wed and Sun – A two-hour guided walk around the Square Mile, showing you some of the most famous historical sites and buildings in the City of London.
Mansion House: The Lord Mayor’s Residence – Every Tue – Look inside the Lord Mayor of London's official residence at Mansion House and see the interior courtyard and famous Egyptian Hall.
Guided tour of Wren’s best churches – Every Tue and Thu – This guided walk will look at the outside of St Pauls Cathedral and at a selection of Christopher Wren's finest City churches
Guided walk around Roman Londinium – Every Wed and Sat – Walk through the streets of Roman Londinium and see what remains of the old city walls, military fort and amphitheatre
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If you enjoy London Transport Museum then you might like to visit Museum of London (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Covent Garden to Barbican) and Science Museum (catch the train from Covent Garden to South Kensington)
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