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3 April 2010

Learn about Aldwych ghost station

Aldwych tube station, originally as Strand, is a former Piccadilly Line station on the corner of The Strand and Surrey Street. The Station exterior is still visible at street level, particularly so due to the distinctive Leslie Green design.


The Station was the terminus for a short branch of the Picadilly Line which linked it with Holborn station, but this was finally closed in September 1994. It retains many of its original 1907 features, including tiling and signage, and the quality of the station's well-preserved interior, and the fact that ordinary tube traffic does not pass through the station, has made it very useful for design work and filming. Indeed, wikipedia claims that the tunnels at Aldwych were used in The Prodigy's Firestarter video.

There's plenty of other trivia for you in the article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldwych_tube_station

3 comments:

  1. Your blog is a gem, mate! Hidden, peculiar spots to be discovered thanks to your accurate info.

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  2. Apart from the nasty scribble on the outside of the station, this is indeed a gem. Since the original 1907 tiling, signage and interiors are intact, the space should be opened as an Edwardian museum. I can imagine school children sitting in an Edwardian tea room, discussing the Underground, the Boer War, the latest fashions and the latest Sherlock Holmes books.

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