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Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the disused parts of Charing Cross tube station

Posted at 1:15 pm, April 16, 2015 in Secret London

Tube stations – annoying when they’re packed full of aggro commuters but perversely magical when they’re empty. You may well have tried to get tickets to the hugely popular tours of the old abandoned Aldwych station when it opens a few times a year, but now there’s an even more exclusive tube trip you’re going to want to take.

The London Transport Museum is holding a rare series of behind-the-scenes tours of Charing Cross station from June 12 until July 5. You’ll get the chance to explore all the parts closed to the public including a walkway under Trafalgar Square and the disused Jubilee line platforms, which closed in 1999 and have since been used as sets for ‘Skyfall’, (see video above!) ‘Paddington’ and ’24’. The only catch is that it’ll cost you £25 – almost as much as a weekly Zone 1-2 travelcard! But hey, this kind of cool tube-geekery is priceless, right?! See you down there.

Tickets go on sale Friday April 17. Find out more at ltmuseum.co.uk.

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