Step back in time to an age of el­e­gance

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SOMETHING DIFFERENT -

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.

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