Take a ride on the newly opened Mail Rail, a journey into London’s secret history!
One hundred years ago, the Post Office built a secret railway under central London…
Stretching six-and-a-half miles from Paddington to Whitechapel and linking post offices across the city, the driverless electric line carried up to four million letters a day!
In 2003, after 75 years of service, the rail line was shut down, the postmen left, and the tunnels fell silent.
Now, Mail Rail is reopening as part of the brand new Postal Museum! Hop on board for a 15-minute journey that’s deeper than the Underground.
You’ll learn what it took to make London’s post arrive on time, hear about the men who spent their lives down here, and see the roof of the interwar tunnel passing inches above your head.
The museum charts 500 years of the British postal service.
This time it won’t carry letters. Instead, two battery-powered trains take passengers through the tunnels for the first time!
It’s got original Penny Black stamps, big pneumatic tubes, a kids’ play area, and a really cool five-wheeled post bike…