Down Street: Churchill's secret station

Down Street: Churchill’s secret station

A Hidden London Adventure

Down Street, nestled in the heart of Mayfair, London, offers a unique and captivating experience for those eager to uncover the city’s hidden past. Since its inception, the Hidden London tour has been inviting curious minds to explore the disused Down Street underground station, operational from 1907 until 1932. This location’s rich history extends beyond its years as a public transit stop, having served as the secret headquarters for the Railway Executive Committee during the tumultuous times of the Second World War. Visitors to Down Street will find themselves transported back in time, walking through a network of tunnels that once buzzed with wartime strategies and secrets. The tour not only sheds light on the crucial role railways played during the war but also shares the personal stories of those who found shelter within these walls, including Prime Minister Winston Churchill himself during the Blitz.

Modern Indulgences at Manetta’s Bar

Following the historical exploration, guests are welcomed to unwind at Manetta’s Bar in the luxurious Flemings Mayfair hotel. This establishment pays homage to the 1930s, known for its cosy yet glamorous ambiance, where spies are rumored to have exchanged secrets. Here, tour participants can enjoy the ‘Darkest Hour,’ a cocktail crafted exclusively for Hidden London guests, inspired by Churchill’s resilience. The drink, along with a selection of gourmet snacks such as spicy olives, smoked almonds, and picos with pecorino, offers a perfect ending to an insightful journey. Manetta’s Bar, with its blend of history and modern luxury, stands as a testament to Mayfair’s evolving charm, providing visitors with a taste of London’s spirited past and its vibrant present.

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