A Lil Look Around Aldwych Station

TFL currently have an exhibition on about the current and forth coming upgrades to various Tube lines. They just happened to host it in a station that’s been closed since 1994 that geeks like me would love to have a look inside. What a clever ploy. The station in question is Aldwych (formerly Strand before Charing Cross was renamed Strand for a while, all very confusing). Since closing it has been used for filming, training and private hires. The exhibit takes up the majority of the ticket hall; the platform level was off limits.  The info on display can be seen online anytime, I was there to take a poke around.

Surrey Street Entrance and Exit
The Surrey Street entrance and exit.

Did you know Henry Beck?
Interior of the original 1907 lift, the only one left on the network.

1907
Lift exterior.

Booking Hall
Booking hall found behind some temporary hoardings.

Phone Booths
Phone booths, also behind the hoardings.

There’s a few more photos to see over at Flickr.

Author: andrea

A Londoner from eastern Canada. City of London Guide, fixer of Macs, collector of old video games, appreciative of synths.

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