TRAVEL
09/23/2010 11:59 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Aldwych Subway Station To Open This Weekend For 70th Anniversary Of WW2 Raids On London (PHOTOS)

LONDON — A London subway station closed since it was used as a shelter during World War II bombing raids is being opened to the public for guided tours this weekend to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

The tour including actors in period costumes will allow visitors to experience what London life was when the city faced constant bombing raids between September 1940 and May 1941. Tickets for the Friday to Sunday tours are already sold out.

Mayor Boris Johnson said Thursday that Londoners' bravery and determination in the fact of constant bombardment must never be forgotten.

The Aldwych station where the tours are being held was one of the first London underground stations used as a shelter when the raids began at the start of the war.

PHOTO GALLERIES
Inside Aldwych Tube Station

Filed by Kate Auletta