Inside London's abandoned Underground station that was used to hide British Museum treasures during WWII

David Ibekwe
Inside London's abandoned Underground station that was used to hide British Museum treasures during WWII
  • Business Insider UK took a tour inside London's abandoned Aldwych Underground station.
  • The station used to service the Piccadilly line, but was closed in 1994.
  • It is now used to film Hollywood movies, previously providing scenes for "V for Vendetta" and "Atonement."

 

Business Insider was given a tour of London's abandoned Aldwych Underground station.

The station has quite the history, opening in 1907 and serving as a bomb shelter during the Blitz in the 1940s. It was also used as a hiding place for some of the British Museum's treasures including the Elgin Marbles.

The station used to provide services to the Picadilly line, having only one stop to Holborn, which is around a 10-minute walk away. The station was eventually closed in 1994, due to heavy maintenance costs.

The station is now used for various forms of training by different organisations - including the fire brigade and the police - and public tours from the museum. 

Hollywood movies are also filmed in the station, previously providing scenes for "V for Vendetta" and "Atonement."

Produced and filmed by David Ibekwe and Leon Siciliano. Special Thanks to Transport for London

 

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