Secret Tube Stations

If I thought that the London tube is what I can see on a daily basis, here is proof that there are many fascinating stories behind its 150 year history. Have you known that there are around 40 stations which are no longer in use? Have you wondered how they look now? I hope that you will find the below videos as engaging as I have found them.

One of them is Aldwych Station, closed in 1994. Currently in use by film makers.

Another interesting one is Brompton Road Station which was closed in 1934, wherein during WW II there was an anti-aircraft control room.

When on the District line between the stations at Whitechapel and Aldgate East have you ever realised that you were passing another station in between. This one is St. Mary’s Station in East London which was destroyed and never rebuilt for public use after WW II.


Source: YouTube


27 thoughts on “Secret Tube Stations

  1. Fantastic post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little
    bit further. Many thanks!

  2. Great “tube” stories, Ateneit! The 2nd one looked very scary. And yes, Gaiman’s book(s) come to mind – perhaps “Neverwhere” or maybe “American Gods”? Anyway, I also want to thank you for liking my post “Colorado” – no tubes there, but some great train rides in the Rockies.

  3. This is like New York where homeless people live in a community in extensive old abandoned subway tunnels. The Waldorf Astoria in NY had a special subway stop for some former president who wanted to get there without having to mingle with the hoi polloi! Empty now. Was it Neil Gaimon who wrote that incredible scifi book about this…set in London?
    Love the post and your photos!

    1. Do you remember the title of Gaiman’s book? I have read a couple but I don’t recollect this one 😦 He has a great narrative style – love this one a lot – ‘Stardust’ 😉

      1. I think because of costs – lifts were in immediate need of exchanging and it was too expensive as the station was not busy enough 😦

    1. Thank you! I am at the moment totally fascinated by London Tube and watching various videos on it. I will probably post some more on it soon!

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