Brompton Road Station To Be Turned Into Flats

Brompton Road Station To Be Turned Into Flats

The station, which was used by Winston Churchill, was closed in 1934 because of the lack of passengers. It was used during the Second World War to house anti-aircraft operations. The Qatari Royal Family have also tried to purchase the location where Rudolf Hess, one of Hitler’s closest man was interrogated in the past, but have been outbid by the Ukrainian man.

The mystery investor bought the London Underground tube station for £50million from the Ministry of Defence. It contains numerous garages, offices, underground rooms and tunnels.

The £50million location was bought by the Ministry of Defence for £22,000 in 1938 and it was used as a training facility at that time. Anyway, not everybody is pleased with the idea of turning the building into a number of luxury apartments, saying that an important piece of the British heritage has been lost to a foreign investor.

The tube was opened in 1906, between Knightsbridge and South Kensington and it was designed by British architect Leslie Green.

The station, which is currently used as a facility by the London University Air Squadron, the London University Royal Naval Unit, and 46F Squadron Air Training Corps, was closed down in 1934, when it was taken over by the War Office.

It is thought that Churchill was inside the building to supervise the command during the battle against the Luftwaffe. In the war rooms you can still see maps of London hanging on the walls.

But there is another ghost tube in London. Aldwych was opened in 1907 and experienced the same lack of passengers as Brompton Road. Although it was used for service during peak hours for many years, it was closed down in 1994.

Down Street was used by Winston Churchill as an air raid shelter, where he also set up a bath there in 1939, known as “Churchill’s bath”. The station was closed down that same year, the Mail Online reports.

There was once a Tube station specially assigned to the The British Museum. The Central Line Tube station was opened in 1900 and was closed down in 1933. Just a few hundred metres away is the Holborn Station.

Across London’s underground, there are over 32 abandoned stations which were stopped from their service many years back, because of the lack of passengers who used different tubes when the lines were diverted.

Brompton Road was also used as a film location for blockbusters like Atonement, V for Vendetta, Superman 4 and 28 Weeks Later.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE