What do you do with disused tube stations?

On whereismyLondon we have focussed a lot on the transport infrastructure, and one of the things we have looked at is disused train stations.
As we have seen, there are many disused stations, like City Road which we looked at earlier, as well as the famous Aldwych station. Over all there are over 40 stations lying disused under the ground in London.

However, entrepreneur Ajit Chambers does not want to see these underground stations go to waste. According to the Evening Standard, he has put plans together to open up the former stations as entertainment venues.

Apparently Boris Johnston has voiced his approval of the scheme, so soon we could be going underground to a nightclub or a conference centre!

The idea throws up some interesting ways of using the space, or lack of it that London has. Regeneration is such a buzz word and if Chambers’ idea takes off then it could be the start of a new craze of using Old London for newer means.

City Road disused station - photo by Niall McDonald

Niall McDonald

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Published in: on February 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

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