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Inside Aldwych tube station

London Transport Museum

18 May 2020

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London Transport Museum shares secrets of the Underground in this new online video series.

Hosted by self-confessed ‘Tube geek’ and broadcaster Alex Grundon, each episode is a light-hearted, informal discussion with members of the Museum’s Hidden London team. Viewers can tune in to hear about their work creating tours of secret sites across the Capital, and the intriguing tales and historical facts they have to share about these fascinating places.

Watch live Saturdays at 6pm on the London Transport Museum's YouTube channel

Each episode will be added to this page after it airs.

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Episode 7: Moquette

A slight change of direction for this episode, as the team focus on the marvellous world of moquette! You’ll get the chance to hear from designers from two high-profile design studios, Wallace Sewell and Camira Fabrics, as they discuss how these iconic designs are created and manufactured.

Visit London Transport Museum's YouTube channel to find out more about the competition mentioned in the video.

Episode 6: Euston

The team turn their attention to Euston station. From its humble beginnings on the corner of Melton and Drummond Streets, to its brand-new future as the London terminus for HS2, Euston station has an intriguing history and future to reveal. It is also the perfect tour to see a gallery of preserved vintage advertising poster fragments that haven't been seen by the public for 50 years.

Episode 5: 55 Broadway

The team go up instead of down in this episode, and explore London's first skyscraper, 55 Broadway. As London Underground’s iconic headquarters, this building was considered radical and offensive when unveiled in 1929, but is now classified as a Grade I listed marvel of art deco London.

Episode 4: Down Street

This episode is all about Down Street - a disused station between Hyde Park Corner and Green Park, which has become known as 'Churchill's secret station'. It was transformed into a bomb-proof bunker from which the nation's railways were coordinated during the Second World War, and where Prime Minister Winston Churchill secretly took refuge at the height of the Blitz.

Episode 3: Clapham South deep-level shelter

Hear extraordinary stories of those who sheltered at Clapham South from the Second World War onwards, including Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush.

Episode 2: Charing Cross

The Hidden London expert team takes you behind the scenes at Charing Cross station. Explore the station’s history and find out how it came to be used as a filming location for popular TV shows and blockbuster films, among other things.

Episode 1: Aldwych

Discover the history of Aldwych station ‐ one of London's secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by.


Find more information about Hidden London on the London Transport Museum website.

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London Transport Museum

18 May 2020

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