Charing Cross - Tour and Afternoon Tea

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Event information

Dates: Wednesday – Sunday, 17 July – 4 August
Times: 14:40 tour (15:55 tea) or 15:20 tour (16:35 tea)
Duration: 75 mins (tour), 90 mins (afternoon tea, approx)
Location: Tour - Charing Cross station, WC2N 5LR; Afternoon Tea – The Terrace, Amba Hotel Charing Cross, Strand, WC2N 5HX
Tickets: Adult £66.50, Concession £61.50

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Ticket price includes a half-price* one day pass pass to London Transport Museum which must be used within one month of your event date, and a 10% discount on all Hidden London merchandise at LTM shop, both online and in store, within one month of your Hidden London event date. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Booking fee of £1.50 per transaction applies.

Treat yourself to tea and a tour

Treat yourself to a day out with our newest Hidden London package. Explore behind the scenes at Charing Cross Underground station before enjoying a delicious afternoon tea at the Amba Hotel above the station.

Closed to the public since 1999, the Jubilee line platforms at Charing Cross are now synonymous with movies and TV. This is a unique opportunity to view the sites where blockbuster movies including Skyfall (2011/12) and Paddington Bear (2013) were filmed. Explore the disused spaces of Charing Cross Underground station, go behind closed doors to exclusive areas not accessible to the public, walk under Trafalgar Square and see the London Underground in a different light.

After the tour, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at the Terrace Restaurant at the Amba Hotel, with fantastic views overlooking the Strand.

*applies to the on the door price

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Each Hidden London ticket entitles the holder to a 10% discount on all Hidden London merchandise at our shop, both online and in store, within one month of your Hidden London event date. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Please note:

  • Afternoon Tea
    • At the time of purchasing your tour ticket, you will automatically be booked onto the corresponding afternoon tea slot, at the times stated above.
    • Your afternoon tea slot is approximately 90 minutes long.
    • Afternoon tea will be served directly after your Charing Cross tour. Please click here for afternoon tea menu. Please note that due to supplies the menu may differ slightly from the one attached.
    • Please present your Hidden London ticket at “The Terrace” restaurant at The Amba Hotel for your afternoon tea slot.
  • The Tour
    • Hidden London Charing Cross tours are approximately 75 minutes long.
    • There are 20 places available on each tour.
    • Access to the tour is by static escalator only, and there is no step-free access.
    • There are no public toilet facilities available once on the tour.
    • We request that all guests meet at the bottom of the stairs of exit 3 of Charing Cross mainline station 15 minutes before the tour time shown on their ticket.
    • A member of the Hidden London team will welcome you and register you on the tour, talk through the Health and Safety requirements, issue guests with a hi-vis jacket, and check that everyone has appropriate footwear.
    • You will be sent an event reminder email up to a week before your event with all the information you need to arrive on time and enjoy the tour. Please contact us if your contact details change after you purchase your ticket(s).

Important information

  • Age restrictions: Children under 14 years of age are not permitted onto the tours due to health and safety restrictions & the tour narrative being designed for an adult audience.
  • Clothing: Visitors must wear flat sturdy shoes. Guests wearing open toe sandals or shoes, or high-heels, will be refused entry due to health and safety restrictions.
  • Terms and Conditions: Terms & Conditions for each tour, including joining instructions, health and safety requirements and ticketing information, are available on the individual tour pages and will also be sent via email with your tickets.
  • Ticket allowance:  Please note that there is a maximum of 4 tickets per event per person. 
  • Ticket price: The following groups are eligible for Concession tickets: LTM Friends, corporate members, senior citizens (60+), students (with valid student ID card), those in receipt of state benefits, and 14-16 year olds.
  • Booking Confirmation: During high volumes of customer transactions you may not receive your e-ticket email and attachment immediately after your initial payment confirmation. Please don't worry, your e-ticket(s), complete with tour information and full terms and conditions, will be emailed shortly. If you do not receive your e-ticket(s) email within 24 hours, please contact the Museum booking office using the details below.
  • Access: Each member of your group must bring a photographic proof of ID (drivers’ licence or passport) along with their ticket to be permitted entry.  This is for security reasons. There is no step-free access to any of the listed tours. The tours all involve walking and may involve long stairwells (of up to 180 steps), static escalators, low lighting and uneven surfaces underfoot.

Upon purchase, you will receive your ticket(s) via email to the email address you provided. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of the details in advance of your booking as mistakes cannot always be rectified, especially at short notice.

Contact us

For Hidden London enquiries please contact the Museum booking office.

Tel: +44 (0)343 222 5000 (open 10.00 to 17.30 daily)
Email: [email protected]

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