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VIEW THE ALDWYCH AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE ALDWYCH AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE ALDWYCH AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE ALDWYCH AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE ALDWYCH AREA IN THE 1900s
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Aldwych

Aldwych is a closed station on the London Underground; formerly a branch line of the Piccadilly Line.

It was opened in 1907 with the name Strand, after the street on which it is located, and was the terminus and only station on the short Piccadilly line branch from Holborn that was a relic of the merger of two railway schemes. The station building is close to the junction of Strand and Surrey Street, near Aldwych. During its lifetime, the branch was the subject of a number of unrealised extension proposals that would have seen the tunnels through the station extended southwards, usually to Waterloo.

Served by a shuttle train for most of their life and suffering from low passenger numbers, the station and branch were considered for closure several times. A weekday peak hours-only service survived until closure in 1994, when the cost of replacing the lifts was considered too high compared to the income generated.

Disused parts of the station and the running tunnels were used during both World Wars to shelter artworks from London's public galleries and museums from bombing.

The station has long been popular as a filming location and has appeared as itself and as other London Underground stations in a number of films. In recognition of its historical significance, the station is a Grade II listed building.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Aldwych:   Aldwych is a closed station on the London Underground; formerly a branch line of the Piccadilly Line.
Chancery Lane:   Chancery Lane originated as a 'new lane' created by the Knights Templar from their original 'old Temple' on the site of the present Southampton Buildings on Holborn, in order access to their newly acquired property to the south of Fleet Street (the present Temple) sometime before 1161.
Courtauld Institute of Art:   The Courtauld Institute of Art is a self-governing college of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art.
Temple:   Temple is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment. It is the nearest tube station for King's College London and the London School of Economics.
Temple Bar:   Temple Bar is the point in London where Fleet Street, City of London, becomes the Strand, Westminster, and where the City of London traditionally erected a barrier to regulate trade into the city.
Waterloo Bridge:   Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London, England between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Blackmoore Street (1902):   This photo depicts Blackmoor Street which was in the Drury Lane slum, with Clare Court on the left
Houghton Street (1906):   A greengrocer's on the corner of Houghton Street and Clare Market (behind The Strand) in 1906 just before demolition.
New Inn Passage (1901):   The corner of Houghton Street and New Inn Passage taken on a 1901 photo just prior to the clearence of the area for the Aldwych-Kingsway improvement scheme.
Strand (1890s):   The Strand in the 1890s
Wych Street:   Wych Street was a street in London, roughly where Australia House now stands on Aldwych. It ran west from the church of St Clement Danes on the Strand to a point towards the southern end of Drury Lane.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Africa House, WC2B · Aldwych, WC2 · Arundel Street, WC2R · Australia House, WC2B · Bell Yard, WC2A · Breams Buildings, EC4A · Bull Inn Court, WC2R · Carey Street, WC2A · Chancery Lane, EC4A · Chancery Lane, WC2A · Chichester Rents, WC2A · Clare Market, WC2A · Clements Inn, WC2A · Cliffords Inn Passage, EC4A · Cliffords Inn, EC4A · Crown Office Row, EC4Y · Cursitor Street, EC4A · Cursitor Street, W1 · Devereux Court, WC2R · Dyers Buildings, EC1N · Essex Court, EC4Y · Essex Street, WC2R · Exchange Court, WC2R · Falcon Court, EC4Y · Fleet Street, EC4Y · Fountain Court, EC4Y · Furnival Street, EC4A · Garden Court, EC4Y · Gate Street, WC2A · Hardwicke Building, WC2A · High Holborn, WC1V · Holborn, WC1V · Houghton Street, WC2A · Kean Street, WC2B · Kingsway, WC2B · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A · Little Essex Street, WC2R · Little Turnstile, WC1V · London Silver Vaults, WC2A · Maltravers Street, WC2R · Masters House Temple Church, EC4Y · Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y · Milford Lane, WC2R · New Square, WC2A · North East Wing Bush House, WC2B · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Norwich Street, EC4A · Old Buildings, WC2A · Old Square, WC2A · Outer Temple, EC4Y · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Portugal Street, WC2A · Procter Street, WC1V · Proctor Street, WC1V · Pump Court, EC4Y · Quality Court, WC2A · Rolls Passage, EC4A · Sardinia House, WC2A · Sardinia Street, WC2A · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Sheffield Street, WC2A · Silver Vaults, WC2A · South East Wing Bush House, WC2B · Southampton Buildings, WC1V · Southampton Buildings, WC2A · St Clements Lane, WC2A · St Giles House, WC2B · Staple Inn Buildings North, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings South, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1V · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1X · Staple Inn, WC1V · Star Yard, WC2A · Stone Buildings, WC2A · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2B · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Surrey Street, WC2R · Temple Gardens, EC4Y · Temple Pier, WC2R · Temple Place, WC2R · Temple, EC4Y · The Arcade, WC2B · The Australia Centre, WC2B · The Strand, WC2N · The Strand, WC2R · Took?s Court, EC4A · Tooks Court, EC4A · Victoria Embankment, WC2R · Wild Court, WC2B ·


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