Explore the London Underground this summer


The Tube is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, for which Transport for London and its accompanying museum is hosting an exciting programme of events to celebrate the occasion.

Therefore, why not take this opportunity to really explore the network? Lost & Found: A Secret Underground Journey will give visitors taking London getaways the chance to explore the disused Aldwych Station, opening on September 3rd.

Lasting for eight weeks, it will combine interactive installations, a set design, moving images, sound and light to create a truly atmospheric and immersive experience for all those who go along.

According to Sam Mullins, director of London Transport Museum: "This is a unique event and an amazing opportunity for people to enjoy one of London's secret places." 

What's more, a ticket to it will grant the bearer access to the London Transport Museum situated in Covent Garden, provided they go along within one month of the date shown on the ticket.

On August 17th and 18th, Walk the District Line: Victoria to Embankment will give members of the public the chance to do just that. As part of the tour, the museum claims guests will "learn why Westminster Bridge is painted green, why James I used to let his elephants drink wine in St James's Park and why David Lloyd George couldn't tie his own shoelaces", meaning the guided walk promises to be highly entertaining, as well as educational.

For those who find themselves in London soon, the London Transport Museum is currently holding an exhibition called Poster Art 150 – London Underground's Greatest Designs, featuring 150 of the best and most iconic London Tube posters. Dating back as far as 1908, the collection is sure to appeal to those interested in history, as well as individuals with an eye for exciting pieces of artwork. It will run until October 27th.