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Beginning at one of the oldest stations on the network - Baker Street - take a chronological journey from the origins of the Tube. See the subterannean railway transform from a mocked pipe-dream to a ground-breaking feat of enginerrin. Our guide will trace its evolution to the futuristic extensions of today where we finish at Westminster Station.

- Visit one of the oldest platforms on the Underground
- Comprehend the two different ways of constructing underground lines
- Meet the infamous American who revolutionised the network
- Journey through four phases of station architecture
- Catch a glimpse of a ghost station where you never thought to look!

In a small group, over two hours discover the history of the London Underground - this is a tour loved by visitors and Londoners alike!


Locations visited
London Underground
Baker Street
Insider London - Day Tours
Overview
Travel through more than 150 years of history on a 2-hour London Underground tube tour, designed to delight history buffs. Starting at Baker Street, one of London’s oldest tube stations, you’ll learn about the history of the tube and glimpse an abandoned tube station that few commuters know exists. Plus, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
Highlights
  • 2-hour London Underground tube tour
  • A historical tour ideal for train enthusiasts and history buffs
  • Learn about the history of the tube and visit one of London's oldest tube stations
  • Glimpse an abandoned tube station that few commuters know exists
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
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Reviewed yesterday
Brilliant.

We had an amazing tour with David. He was knowledgeable, very interesting and the information he gave has now made me search out a book which he kindly showed to us. He ensured at all times that our small group were together and the whole...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago
a good experience

bought this for my partner - did not know what to expect but found the trip very interesting quite a lot of walking but David our tour guide kept things moving and was very interesting - his depth of knowledge on the subject was great...More

1  Thank Ange M
Eden E, Operations Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ange, Thanks so much for your review of David's tour, its great news that you enjoyed it so much. He is a very knowledgeable guide

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved Learning About The London Underground!

Full of history, and fascinating facts about how the London Underground was formed, and developed. Started off at Baker Street Station, before going on to Oxford Circus, Holborn, Piccadilly Circus and then ended at Westminster. Wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to be on your...More

1  Thank HaBha
Eden E, Operations Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your review of the London Underground tour with Richard. It's great news that you will see the Underground differently since. Thanks again for highly recommending the tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very enjoyable tour

We went on tour with David. Excellent knowledge and delivery brings the tour to life. An enjoyable tour and thoroughly recommended.

1  Thank srober1981
Eden E, Operations Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your review of David's London Underground/Tube Tour. As a small company, we really appreciate you recommending our tours to others and your feedback is sincerely appreciated also. Thanks again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A fun history of the London Underground

Our tour guide, David, provided an interesting and humorous history of the London Underground. The presentation of the material was made more interesting by leading us around the city on different train lines and by visiting various stations. Throughout the tour, our guide described the...More

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Eden E, Operations Manager at Insider London - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi William, Thanks so much for your review of David's Tube Tour. The history of the London Underground is a lot more exciting and surprising than many people imagine! David will be so happy you found his tour interesting and entertaining. Have a great day!

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Sheila G
15 August 2018|
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Response from HilaryU3A | Reviewed this property |
You could wear sandals depending on the type but comfortable shoes would be better. The tour involves getting on and off the underground trains. Walking up and down steps- sometimes to the outside of the station and using... More
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Sheila G
15 August 2018|
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Response from Rachel P | Reviewed this property |
From what I could tell there was no rule against it. I would aim for comfortable sandals though as you will be walking a bit and getting on and off the tube, probably standing if it is a busy time.
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
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