Abandoned London Underground Stations can be found across the English capital. DAVID SAUNDERSON highlights some of the most interesting.
London is home to countless disused tube stations, steeped in history.
They have many tales of ghost sightings and eerie occurrences in the miles of abandoned underground tunnels.
Each of the abandoned London underground stations has its own story to tell, with locals using the platforms to shelter from the Blitz during the war, many of which have not been used in decades.
Haunting photos have been taken of many of the closed underground stations and blocked off areas since.
Former Euston station, abandoned underground since 1914
One of these abandoned stations is the former Euston station, which is also one of the deepest level stations on the London underground.
Bricked up in 1914, the station closed its doors, redeveloping an entirely new station and leaving the former one stuck in time.
An incredible 105 years later, the tiles and paintwork continue to peel off the walls, yet the lights remain on.
Very few have access to this now abandoned station, but unnerving photographs have since been taken of its historic transport posters and half developed passages.
Aldwych Abandoned Underground Station
Aldwych underground station is another which is often spoken about, being abandoned, but also being used for filming, known for its creepy atmosphere.
The station opened as Strand in 1907 on the site of the former Royal Strand Theatre and is thought to have inherited the ghost of an actress from the theatre, who has been reported as standing on the tracks by the cleaning crew late at night.
Closed in 1994, dust gathers and ‘station closed’ signs remain on the walls.
Aldywich is probably London’s most famous abandoned underground station as it is often open for tours by Transport for London.
South Kentish Town Abandoned Underground Tube Station
South Kentish Town’s station remains at street level, yet it is entirely boarded off beneath.
Dim lighting shows off what remains of a once busy underground station, but the deserted tube station is now best known for its abandoned lift shaft.
What was once the lower lift, now resembles something from a horror movie, with ‘no access’ signs plastered on the walls, covered in years of dust.
Graffiti covers the walls while parts of the ceiling disintegrate onto the former footpaths.
Trains have been rumoured to have occasionally opened their doors at the abandoned tube station, striking fear into those travelling underground.
The only signs of life in South Kentish Town’s passages are now the footsteps which have left their marks in the dust.
Piccadilly Circus’ abandoned tunnels
Piccadilly Circus is one of London’s busiest stations, but many are unaware that beneath street level, abandoned tunnels remain, untouched for countless years.
The former staircase entrance was blocked, stopping access to the Piccadilly Line lifts.
This area remains closed off to the public, being incredibly close to the areas commuters regularly use today.
Brompton Road closed underground
The designs of these abandoned stations are eerily similar to those still in use, with Brompton Road being boarded up in 1934.
Brompton’s Leslie Green tiling, used in many of today’s stations, lies untouched on the walls.
Snaking for miles underground, few dare to venture beneath the surface of London’s streets to these London ghost stations, which continue to age, deep beneath the city.