Episode 31:Abandoned London Underground Stations
Join us as we discuss London’s disused underground stations with London Transport Museum’s Siddy Holloway as she shares the hidden London underneath our feet.
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What we discuss:
And as you know, the tours that we do, even the virtual ones are all above ground. But what about the hidden London history beneath our feet?
Joining me today is Siddy Holloway, Hidden London Engagement Manager at the London Transport Museum and is a historical expert on London's disused stations.
- How did you get into all of this?
- Now I know the tickets to your Hidden London Tours, you know, they sell like hotcakes. And one of the silver linings, as opposed to lockdown 2.0 Is that you are offering virtual tours in places that we couldn't necessarily get physical access to at normal times.
- Holborn is a huge station and the tour is 90 minutes. So how do you cram it all in? What do people get to experience?
- What's the relationship between, the British Museum and Holborn Station? Is there a secret tunnel?
- Brompton Road Station another venue that you're focusing on for the virtual tools. What peaked your interested to deliver that one?
- What about King William street?
Hazel Baker: Well, thank you so much Siddy for joining us today. I just can't wait. Now I'm excited, but it's been an absolute pleasure having you on today. So thank you so much for joining us.
Siddy Holloway: Oh, thank you so much for having me. I can't wait to get you on a tour and show you some of the secret stuff.
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