Step back in time to an age of elegance
PEOPLE will be able to take a trip back in time when a vintage steam train rolls into Chesham at the weekend. Combine nostalgic steam train travel and tea and cake on the Metropolitan line for a late summer treat this Saturday and Sunday.
Customers can travel back in time on a beautifully restored steam train and enjoy a one-off retro tea experience at a pop-up tea room at Watford Tube station.
London Transport Museum has teamed up with Tea Darling, organisers of quirky and tailor-made vintage tea parties, to create a pop-up tea room at Watford station which was on the famous Metro-land route of times gone by.
Steam train passengers will be able to sip tea brewed in beautiful teapots on the station platform.
An antique record player will be playing while the kettle boils to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone era of suburban London. Victoria sponge cake served on ornate crockery will be waiting for steam day-trippers who have purchased a special Tea and Steam event ticket.
Customers will be greeted by costumed actors evoking the spirit of the 1940s and will be able to catch up on the latest gossip with a housewife from that decade and a spiv who may try to sell passengers nylon stockings on the black-market.
The steam train will be pulled by steam locomotives Met No.1, which was used during the 150th anniversary celebrations of London Underground, and L150 on a journey to or from Watford Tube station.
Customers will be able to choose from the following journeys:
Harrow-on-the-Hill to Watford via Chesham
A return journey to Watford via Chesham
Watford to Harrow-on-the-Hill via Chesham
Chesham Tube station was opened on July 8, 1889 by Metropolitan Railway.
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.
For more information about tickets and prices visit www.ltmuseum.co.uk.
London Transport Museum steam train and classic carriages on the Metropolitan Line.