We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Certainly a "Hidden" Gem!

Booked months in advance as many of the "Hidden London" tours have to be as they are hugely... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Staffordshire, England
History that you can relate to

It's quite exciting descending into the tunnels, and then seeing the trains rumble past you. The... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Read all 15 reviews
All photos (36)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
23 Down Street | London Transport Museum - Hidden London, London W1J 7AR, England
+44 20 7565 7296
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around London
from USD 179.20
More Info
from USD 33.40
More Info
from USD 92.30
More Info
from USD 43.40
More Info
Reviews (15)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hidden london london transport museum fascinating tour railway booklet disused descending insight churchill parts life tours tickets information history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Booked months in advance as many of the "Hidden London" tours have to be as they are hugely popular. First thing to say is the organisation is excellent. Meet at a neighbouring hotel. The hotel staff are aware why you are there & able to...More

Thank Bearoo
Reviewed 19 July 2018

It's quite exciting descending into the tunnels, and then seeing the trains rumble past you. The tour is well marshalled, and the information that the guides tell you is at just about the right level. At the conclusion of the tour we were given a...More

Thank Z3932BCjohn
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Did the Down Street Hidden London tour run by London Transport Museum. Very hard to get tickets as this is extremely popular. This is the second time I have done it as it is so interesting, especially if you love the history of the London...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I had seen details of this tour some time ago and missed tickets the previous year. So I set my calendar reminder and signed myself up for pre-sale tickets, finding myself over 2000 in the queue once the site opened. Tickets cost £77.50 each and...More

3  Thank Cathinski
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I have done a number of the Hidden London tours, however, this is without doubt the best. A relaxed start saw a group of 10 of us enjoying coffee and biscuits in the adjacent hotel, whilst one of our guides ga e is an introductory...More

1  Thank elmhurst37
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Ever wondered where the closed stations are on the London Underground; well look no further than Down Street. Not used by passengers since 1932 it was used by the 4 Railway Companies in World War II as a operations base to ensure that Britain's railways...More

1  Thank happy-pilgrim
Reviewed 23 February 2017

It is not possible to describe how much I enjoyed this visit, very interesting, hugely atmospheric and very slightly creepy. A lot of information about the history of it's use and a real sense of what it must have been like to work down there...More

Thank SLELWool
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The tour is not cheap, and there are a lot of rules about when you can use a torch. Don’t take your own as low power torches are supplied. You will get plunged into darkness as your guides – about 5 of them for 11...More

3  Thank M L
Reviewed 18 February 2017

One of several Hidden Underground locations opened to the public once or twice a year. Tickets sell out quickly so move quickly when announced. Having done a few tours now this ranks as one of the more interesting ones, especially as Winston Churchill used it...More

Thank SteveL_Canterbury
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A great morning spent learning about the secrets of Downton Station. We had tea and coffee with biscuits when we arrived. We were also given small torches to use on the darker parts of the tour. The tour lasted approx 90 mins which seemed to...More

Thank Motherivey
View more reviews
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,087 nearby hotels
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
2,710 reviews
.05 km away
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
796 reviews
.08 km away
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
1,232 reviews
.14 km away
Park Lane Mews Hotel
1,179 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25,285 nearby restaurants
Amaranto Restaurant at Four Seasons
299 reviews
.14 km away
Theo Randall at the InterContinental
929 reviews
.16 km away
El Pirata of Mayfair
813 reviews
.04 km away
Hard Rock Cafe London
6,901 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6,343 nearby attractions
Bomber Command Memorial
2,709 reviews
.16 km away
Wellington Arch
616 reviews
.31 km away
Park Lane
87 reviews
.26 km away
Wellington Monument (Achille's Statue)
23 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Down Street staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines