Hop aboard a vintage tube train this summer

If you live in London then you probably use the tube on a regular basis, but have you ever ridden a vintage tube train from 1938? If you weren't even born back then but you fancy having the experience, there are a number of opportunities to do so this summer.  

London Transport Museum is running a number of heritage train rides throughout the summer months, giving travellers the chance to take a break from their usual commute and travel on a restored Art Deco train from 1938. These sleek trains remained in use in London up until the 1980s but these days they can usually only be found in depots and museums. 

A number of different journeys are taking place aboard this vintage train. On 9th June, you can travel between Oakwood and Acton Town on the Piccadilly line, which includes a talk about architect Charles Holden and a transport collectibles pop-up shop in Acton. On 20th and 21st July, you can travel on the Metropolitan line between Uxbridge and Harrow-on-the-Hill, which includes an actor playing Charles Holden as well as music from a TfL busker. On 10th and 11th August, passengers can explore the Heathrow Loop on the Piccadilly line, along with family-friendly craft activities before the ride. Finally, there will be another journey on the Metropolitan line between Amersham and a destination that's yet to be announced on 7th and 8th September. 

All tickets include a souvenir booklet to take home. Tickets for 9th June are already on sale, with tickets for the other dates becoming available in the future. Check out the London Transport Museum website to find out more and book your place.