BDS Sponsorship, Sponsorship Information

The Mail Rail – one of London’s hidden treasures

BDS Sponsorship have been appointed to undertake sponsorship consultancy for The British Postal Museum and Archive, incorporating The Mail Rail.

Running directly under the feet of millions of unsuspecting Londoners and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, The Post Office Underground Railway – The Mail Rail – ran largely unnoticed between 1927 and 2003 from Whitechapel in the east to Paddington in the west. Shut down a decade ago, the world’s first driverless, electrified railway has been frozen in time – until now!

Described by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, as ‘a national treasure of global importance’, the British Postal Museum & Archive will open this forgotten masterpiece of innovation and industry to the general public for the first time in 2016 as part of a major new London tourist attraction.

This new, national heritage centre which is situated between Kings Cross and Farringdon, will attract over 180,000 paying visitors each year and will open up almost 400 years of records and objects from the reign of King Charles I to the present day. Interactive exhibitions will reveal curious items and fascinating episodes from our shared history and visitors will be taken on a journey exploring how the organisation radically changed the world.