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Vintage Summer Steam Trips and Pop-up Tea Event 

Metropolitan Line, Image Credit: London Transport Museum

If you have a love of nostalgia and tea parties you better put on your best vintage outfit and attend London Transport’s Vintage Summer Steam Trips and Pop-up Tea Room event. 

1915 Metro-land, Image Credit:London Transport Museum

The adventure begins the moment you see the steam coming from the train as it nears the station.

Seeing the train enter the station is a spectacular event in itself; in fact you don’t even have to be a trainspotter to fully appreciate the nostalgia of it all.

The steam train will be pulled by steam locomotives Met No.1, which was used during the 150th anniversary celebrations of London Underground, and the L150.


Once you board the beautifully restored steam train, your journey will take you along the Metropolitan Line.

This is definitely one of those moments when you can’t help, but feel like you’re stepping back in time and on to an Agatha Christie mystery novel. 

Image Credit: London Transport Museum

When you reach your destination of Watford Station, you will be invited to attend a delightful vintage tea party on the station platform, organised by Tea Darling.

Whilst you’re busy enjoying a slice of Victoria sponge cake and sipping tea brewed in lovely teapots, an antique record player will entertain you with music that recreates the atmosphere of a bygone era of suburban London. 

Tea Darling

Picture Credit: www.myheartskipped.co.uk


  • Harrow-on-the-Hill to Watford via Chesham
  • A return journey to Watford via Chesham
  • Watford to Harrow-on-the-Hill via Chesham

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015

Tickets range from £20 to £35 for adults and £10 for children for the Vintage Summer Steam event.

The combined Vintage Summer Tea and Steam tickets range from £30 to £45 for adults and £20 for children. The Tea and Steam ticket entitles customers to a slice of cake and pot of tea each.


Further information about tickets and prices will be available at www.ltmuseum.co.uk


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