All Aboard: Mail Rail Ride And Michelin Star Menu Gourmand For Two

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All Aboard: Mail Rail Ride And Michelin Star Menu Gourmand For Two

Spitalfields and Islington, London

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“get a chance to hop aboard the so-called Mail Rail that not even the brutal Nazi bombing of the Blitz could stop.” Traveller24

Why we love it

All aboard for a chance to discover one of London’s deepest, darkest secrets! Descend 70-feet below street level to the city’s mysterious, subterranean 100-year-old Post Office railway. Open to the public for the first time in 13 years, the Postal Museum offers you the chance to whizz around on tiny trains through the network of original tunnels. Last stop is one of the city’s most acclaimed Michelin-star restaurants, Galvin La Chapelle, for a seven-course menu of elegant French cuisine.

What's Included?

  • Discover London’s “first social network” as you tour The Postal Museum
  • Climb aboard a miniature mail train for a 15 minute ride under the streets of London
  • Learn about the mysterious underground life of London’s 100 year old Post Office railway
  • Savour a Menu Gourmand at Michelin-starred restaurant, Galvin La Chapelle
  • Indulge in dishes such as “Tagine of Bresse pigeon, couscous, confit lemon & harissa sauce”

Description

Postman Pat may be Britain’s favourite postal delivery man, but there's a secret that's well before his time! Established in 1927, London’s mail rail network has been a vital artery in Britain’s communication network for more than 75 years. Employing over 220 staff and operating for 22 hours a day, the tiny trains were responsible for delivering around 4 million letters to expectant Londoners. The once-vital communications technology have withstood the terrors of two world wars, including the catastrophic Blitz bombing of World War Two.

Though its postal delivery came to a halt in 2003, the rail network remains a 6½ mile stretch of fascinating history, waiting to be discovered. For the first time in over a decade, the Postal Museum is allowing the public to view the abandoned labyrinth of criss-cross tunnels. Having reopened in the summer of 2018, the London Postal Museum was one of five museums shortlisted for the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, the largest museum prize in the world.

Begin your underground adventure touring The Postal Museum, filled with interactive displays of its 500-year old history. Discover incredible objects of the trusted Royal Mail, including cryptic Victorian Valentine cards and sunken, forgotten letters recovered from a shipwreck. Then it’s time to descend 70 feet into the former engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one hundred year old Post Office railway. Starting at Mount Pleasant, one of the largest sorting offices in the world, enjoy 15 minutes of interactive fun as you chug along for one kilometre in a miniature train.

Look out onto immersive audio-visual presentations of the underground world in its heyday, passing the remains of a "train graveyard" and two ghostly abandoned platforms. You’ll hear the personal stories of those that built and kept the “first social network” coursing through London for 22 hours every day. A glimpse into their underground life may give you a whole new respect for our efficient postal system today!

As the end of your historical journey comes to an end, it’s time to rejoin the streets of London with an insatiable meal at one of the city's hottest dining destinations - Galvin La Chapelle. Brought together by Chef-Restaurateur brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin, this classical French dining spot has been received with critical acclaim. So much so that the restaurant won eight top awards in its first year of opening, including AA London Restaurant of the Year. In 2011 the brothers were awarded their first Michelin star, an honour they have proudly retained since.

The interior of Galvin La Chapelle is as impressive as its food. Housed within a former Victorian chapel, the dining rooms boasts vaulted ceilings, grand buttresses and leather furnitures. Though the decor may sound a tad ostentatious, the Galvin brothers have managed yet again to create a warm dining experience, barring any pretentiousness. For your seven-course menu gourmand, you can look forward to classical French cuisine with a pronounced modern edge, made from the finest seasonal British ingredients.

From discovering London’s mysterious underground world to finishing with world-class cuisine, it’s full steam ahead for a totally unforgettable experience.

Description

Postman Pat may be Britain’s favourite postal delivery man, but there's a secret that's well before his time! Established in 1927, London’s mail rail network has been a vital artery in Britain’s communication network for more than 75 years. Employing over 220 staff and operating for 22 hours a day, the tiny trains were responsible for delivering around 4 million letters to expectant Londoners. The once-vital communications technology have withstood the terrors of two world wars, including the catastrophic Blitz bombing of World War Two.

Though its postal delivery came to a halt in 2003, the rail network remains a 6½ mile stretch of fascinating history, waiting to be discovered. For the first time in over a decade, the Postal Museum is allowing the public to view the abandoned labyrinth of criss-cross tunnels. Having reopened in the summer of 2018, the London Postal Museum was one of five museums shortlisted for the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, the largest museum prize in the world.

Begin your underground adventure touring The Postal Museum, filled with interactive displays of its 500-year old history. Discover incredible objects of the trusted Royal Mail, including cryptic Victorian Valentine cards and sunken, forgotten letters recovered from a shipwreck. Then it’s time to descend 70 feet into the former engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one hundred year old Post Office railway. Starting at Mount Pleasant, one of the largest sorting offices in the world, enjoy 15 minutes of interactive fun as you chug along for one kilometre in a miniature train.

Look out onto immersive audio-visual presentations of the underground world in its heyday, passing the remains of a "train graveyard" and two ghostly abandoned platforms. You’ll hear the personal stories of those that built and kept the “first social network” coursing through London for 22 hours every day. A glimpse into their underground life may give you a whole new respect for our efficient postal system today!

As the end of your historical journey comes to an end, it’s time to rejoin the streets of London with an insatiable meal at one of the city's hottest dining destinations - Galvin La Chapelle. Brought together by Chef-Restaurateur brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin, this classical French dining spot has been received with critical acclaim. So much so that the restaurant won eight top awards in its first year of opening, including AA London Restaurant of the Year. In 2011 the brothers were awarded their first Michelin star, an honour they have proudly retained since.

The interior of Galvin La Chapelle is as impressive as its food. Housed within a former Victorian chapel, the dining rooms boasts vaulted ceilings, grand buttresses and leather furnitures. Though the decor may sound a tad ostentatious, the Galvin brothers have managed yet again to create a warm dining experience, barring any pretentiousness. For your seven-course menu gourmand, you can look forward to classical French cuisine with a pronounced modern edge, made from the finest seasonal British ingredients.

From discovering London’s mysterious underground world to finishing with world-class cuisine, it’s full steam ahead for a totally unforgettable experience.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Arrive at the museum around 10am, book in for the 12.15pm mail rail ride tour, then for lunch at 1pm
  • We recommend allowing 2 hours to visit the museum, the ride will finish at 12:30pm
  • Allow about 25 minutes to commute to the restaurant

Postal Museum Opening & Tour Times:

  • Daily from 10am–5pm
  • Mail Rail first ride at 10.15. Last ride leaves at 16.35

Galvin La Chapelle serves:

  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 2pm, Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
  • Dinner: Monday to Wednesday 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursday to Saturday, 5.30pm to 6pm, Sunday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

This experience is priced for two people. The experience can be extended up to a maximum group size of 8 people, by purchasing extra guests above.

Extra drinks are not included with this experience. Any additional products or services consumed can be paid for on site.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included in the meal; this left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Galvin La Chapelle caters for vegetarian and vegan diets

This experience is also suitable for vegetarians or vegans. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

This experience is child friendly

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least three weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Arrive at the museum around 10am, book in for the 12.15pm mail rail ride tour, then for lunch at 1pm
  • We recommend allowing 2 hours to visit the museum, the ride will finish at 12:30pm
  • Allow about 25 minutes to commute to the restaurant

Postal Museum Opening & Tour Times:

  • Daily from 10am–5pm
  • Mail Rail first ride at 10.15. Last ride leaves at 16.35

Galvin La Chapelle serves:

  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 2pm, Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
  • Dinner: Monday to Wednesday 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursday to Saturday, 5.30pm to 6pm, Sunday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

This experience is priced for two people. The experience can be extended up to a maximum group size of 8 people, by purchasing extra guests above.

Extra drinks are not included with this experience. Any additional products or services consumed can be paid for on site.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included in the meal; this left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Galvin La Chapelle caters for vegetarian and vegan diets

This experience is also suitable for vegetarians or vegans. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

This experience is child friendly

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least three weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

What's Included?

  • Discover London’s “first social network” as you tour The Postal Museum
  • Climb aboard a miniature mail train for a 15 minute ride under the streets of London
  • Learn about the mysterious underground life of London’s 100 year old Post Office railway
  • Savour a Menu Gourmand at Michelin-starred restaurant, Galvin La Chapelle
  • Indulge in dishes such as “Tagine of Bresse pigeon, couscous, confit lemon & harissa sauce”

Why we love it

All aboard for a chance to discover one of London’s deepest, darkest secrets! Descend 70-feet below street level to the city’s mysterious, subterranean 100-year-old Post Office railway. Open to the public for the first time in 13 years, the Postal Museum offers you the chance to whizz around on tiny trains through the network of original tunnels. Last stop is one of the city’s most acclaimed Michelin-star restaurants, Galvin La Chapelle, for a seven-course menu of elegant French cuisine. Read full description

Description

Postman Pat may be Britain’s favourite postal delivery man, but there's a secret that's well before his time! Established in 1927, London’s mail rail network has been a vital artery in Britain’s communication network for more than 75 years. Employing over 220 staff and operating for 22 hours a day, the tiny trains were responsible for delivering around 4 million letters to expectant Londoners. The once-vital communications technology have withstood the terrors of two world wars, including the catastrophic Blitz bombing of World War Two.

Though its postal delivery came to a halt in 2003, the rail network remains a 6½ mile stretch of fascinating history, waiting to be discovered. For the first time in over a decade, the Postal Museum is allowing the public to view the abandoned labyrinth of criss-cross tunnels. Having reopened in the summer of 2018, the London Postal Museum was one of five museums shortlisted for the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, the largest museum prize in the world.

Begin your underground adventure touring The Postal Museum, filled with interactive displays of its 500-year old history. Discover incredible objects of the trusted Royal Mail, including cryptic Victorian Valentine cards and sunken, forgotten letters recovered from a shipwreck. Then it’s time to descend 70 feet into the former engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one hundred year old Post Office railway. Starting at Mount Pleasant, one of the largest sorting offices in the world, enjoy 15 minutes of interactive fun as you chug along for one kilometre in a miniature train.

Look out onto immersive audio-visual presentations of the underground world in its heyday, passing the remains of a "train graveyard" and two ghostly abandoned platforms. You’ll hear the personal stories of those that built and kept the “first social network” coursing through London for 22 hours every day. A glimpse into their underground life may give you a whole new respect for our efficient postal system today!

As the end of your historical journey comes to an end, it’s time to rejoin the streets of London with an insatiable meal at one of the city's hottest dining destinations - Galvin La Chapelle. Brought together by Chef-Restaurateur brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin, this classical French dining spot has been received with critical acclaim. So much so that the restaurant won eight top awards in its first year of opening, including AA London Restaurant of the Year. In 2011 the brothers were awarded their first Michelin star, an honour they have proudly retained since.

The interior of Galvin La Chapelle is as impressive as its food. Housed within a former Victorian chapel, the dining rooms boasts vaulted ceilings, grand buttresses and leather furnitures. Though the decor may sound a tad ostentatious, the Galvin brothers have managed yet again to create a warm dining experience, barring any pretentiousness. For your seven-course menu gourmand, you can look forward to classical French cuisine with a pronounced modern edge, made from the finest seasonal British ingredients.

From discovering London’s mysterious underground world to finishing with world-class cuisine, it’s full steam ahead for a totally unforgettable experience.

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Description

Postman Pat may be Britain’s favourite postal delivery man, but there's a secret that's well before his time! Established in 1927, London’s mail rail network has been a vital artery in Britain’s communication network for more than 75 years. Employing over 220 staff and operating for 22 hours a day, the tiny trains were responsible for delivering around 4 million letters to expectant Londoners. The once-vital communications technology have withstood the terrors of two world wars, including the catastrophic Blitz bombing of World War Two.

Though its postal delivery came to a halt in 2003, the rail network remains a 6½ mile stretch of fascinating history, waiting to be discovered. For the first time in over a decade, the Postal Museum is allowing the public to view the abandoned labyrinth of criss-cross tunnels. Having reopened in the summer of 2018, the London Postal Museum was one of five museums shortlisted for the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year prize, the largest museum prize in the world.

Begin your underground adventure touring The Postal Museum, filled with interactive displays of its 500-year old history. Discover incredible objects of the trusted Royal Mail, including cryptic Victorian Valentine cards and sunken, forgotten letters recovered from a shipwreck. Then it’s time to descend 70 feet into the former engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one hundred year old Post Office railway. Starting at Mount Pleasant, one of the largest sorting offices in the world, enjoy 15 minutes of interactive fun as you chug along for one kilometre in a miniature train.

Look out onto immersive audio-visual presentations of the underground world in its heyday, passing the remains of a "train graveyard" and two ghostly abandoned platforms. You’ll hear the personal stories of those that built and kept the “first social network” coursing through London for 22 hours every day. A glimpse into their underground life may give you a whole new respect for our efficient postal system today!

As the end of your historical journey comes to an end, it’s time to rejoin the streets of London with an insatiable meal at one of the city's hottest dining destinations - Galvin La Chapelle. Brought together by Chef-Restaurateur brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin, this classical French dining spot has been received with critical acclaim. So much so that the restaurant won eight top awards in its first year of opening, including AA London Restaurant of the Year. In 2011 the brothers were awarded their first Michelin star, an honour they have proudly retained since.

The interior of Galvin La Chapelle is as impressive as its food. Housed within a former Victorian chapel, the dining rooms boasts vaulted ceilings, grand buttresses and leather furnitures. Though the decor may sound a tad ostentatious, the Galvin brothers have managed yet again to create a warm dining experience, barring any pretentiousness. For your seven-course menu gourmand, you can look forward to classical French cuisine with a pronounced modern edge, made from the finest seasonal British ingredients.

From discovering London’s mysterious underground world to finishing with world-class cuisine, it’s full steam ahead for a totally unforgettable experience.

Opening Times

The Postal Museum: Daily, 10am to 5pm, Mail Rail first ride at 10.15am. Last ride leaves at 4.35pm Galvin La Chapelle: Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 2pm, Sunday, 12pm to 3pm Dinner: Monday to Wednesday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursday to Saturday, 5.30pm to 6pm, Sunday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Plan Your Day

Suggested Itinerary:

  • Arrive at the museum around 10am, book in for the 12.15pm mail rail ride tour, then for lunch at 1pm
  • We recommend allowing 2 hours to visit the museum, the ride will finish at 12:30pm
  • Allow about 25 minutes to commute to the restaurant

Postal Museum Opening & Tour Times:

  • Daily from 10am–5pm
  • Mail Rail first ride at 10.15. Last ride leaves at 16.35

Galvin La Chapelle serves:

  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 2pm, Sunday, 12pm to 3pm
  • Dinner: Monday to Wednesday 5.30pm to 8.30pm, Thursday to Saturday, 5.30pm to 6pm, Sunday, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Additional Information

This experience must be booked within 6 months of purchase, but you can choose to go any time within 1 year.

This experience is priced for two people. The experience can be extended up to a maximum group size of 8 people, by purchasing extra guests above.

Extra drinks are not included with this experience. Any additional products or services consumed can be paid for on site.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included in the meal; this left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

Galvin La Chapelle caters for vegetarian and vegan diets

This experience is also suitable for vegetarians or vegans. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

This experience is child friendly

No cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once booking is confirmed.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least three weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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All Aboard: Mail Rail Ride And Michelin Star Menu Gourmand For Two

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