Confusingly, the first tube was actually a steam train. A whole 150 years ago, on January 10 1863, the first underground journey in the history of the world took place on the Metropolitan line between the tunnels of Paddington and Farringdon. Now we’re not saying this is a big deal but… ok, no this is a big deal. To celebrate, the London Transport Museum are recreating this journey with a real steam train, along the track which is now part of the Hammersmith and City and Circle lines, and there is a public ballot for places closing on Sunday. Enter now, or regret it for another 150 years. Victoria Gray
Enter the ballot at the ltmuseum.co.uk.