My friends and family think I’m bonkers, and can’t understand where my obsession has come from – but I’m nuts about the tube. Not riding on it you understand. I loathe my commute with every fibre of my being. But the history and uniqueness of it – that is my bag entirely. And it is in that vein that I found myself in an online queue 8 months ago trying to buy tickets for the one thing I’ve been excited to see for years – Down Street, known as Churchill’s secret station.
You see, I’ve got this thing for abandoned, secret places in London and tube stations rank highly on the list. I’ve already seen Aldwych, but none of the other secret stations appeared to be any closer to opening. Until last year. The Hidden London series of events got started and I purchased my golden ticket.
So what exactly happens on a Down Street station tour?