Print-friendly version of this page Tower Gateway is a Docklands Light Railway station near to the Tower of London.
Chamber Street is a thoroughfare running east-west from Leman Street
to Mansell Street
The north side of Chamber Street originally included buildings of the London Infirmary (then based in adjacent Prescot Street
) until 1757 when it moved to Whitechapel
Road and became the London Hospital.
Chamber Street has been extensively rebuilt and includes the Aldgate
East Travelodge (which sits over Abel’s Buildings) and the English Martyrs’ Club. Most of the railway arches on the south side are garages and private lock-ups.
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It adjoins the tracks to Fenchurch Street railway station and is situated on the site of the former Minories railway station. It is a short walk from both Tower Hill tube station and Fenchurch Street. It serves the eastern edge of the City of London financial district and development around St Katharine Docks.
It was opened in 1987 as the western terminus of the initial DLR system and the station closest to central London.
The underground extension to Bank, which opened in 1991, diverges from the original route between Tower Gateway and Shadwell, the next station to the east. It dives down a steep ramp not far from the eastern end of the platforms, from which it is clearly visible. Tower Gateway is the terminus for the less busy service to Beckton. Journeys to other branches of the DLR normally require a change.
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