Aldwych

Underground station, existed between 1907 and 1994

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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.

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VIEW THE ALDWYCH AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE ALDWYCH AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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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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Ackermann’s:   Rudolph Ackermann (20 April 1764 in Stollberg, Saxony – 30 March 1834 in Finchley) was an Anglo-German bookseller, inventor, lithographer, publisher and businessman.
City Lit:   Further education (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
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London School of Economics and Political Science:   Higher education institutions
Old and New London: Temple Bar:   Temple Bar was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, in 1670–72.
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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, WC2B · Aldwych, WC2B · Arundel Street, WC2R · Australia House, WC2B · Bell Yard, WC2A · Bull Inn Court, WC2R · Carey Street, WC2A · Carting Lane, WC2R · Catherine Street, WC2B · Chancery Lane, EC4A · Chancery Lane, WC2A · Chichester Rents, WC2A · Clare Market, WC2A · Clement’s Inn, WC2R · Clements Inn, WC2A · Cursitor Street, W1 · Devereux Court, WC2R · Drury Lane, WC2B · Embankment, SW6 · Essex Court, EC4Y · Essex Street, WC2R · Exchange Court, WC2R · Exeter Street, WC2E · Fountain Court, EC4Y · Garden Court, EC4Y · Gate Street, WC2A · Hardwicke Building, WC2A · Houghton Square, SW9 · Houghton Street, WC2A · Houghton Street, WC2B · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Kean Street, WC2B · Kemble Street, WC2B · Kingsway, WC2A · Kingsway, WC2B · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A · Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A · Little Essex Street, WC2R · Maltravers Street, WC2R · Melbourne Place, WC2B · Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y · Milford Lane, WC2R · Montreal Place, WC2R · New Square Passage, WC2A · New Square, WC2A · North East Wing Bush House, WC2B · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Old Buildings, WC2A · Old Square, WC2A · Outer Temple, EC4Y · Peabody Trust Estate, SE21 · Peabody Trust Estate, SE24 · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Portugal Street, WC2A · Pump Court, EC4Y · Quality Court, WC2A · River Terrace, W6 · Rolls Passage, EC4A · Sardinia House, WC2A · Sardinia Street, WC2A · Savoy Court, WC2R · Savoy Hill, WC2R · Savoy Place, WC2N · Savoy Place, WC2R · Savoy Street, WC2E · Savoy Street, WC2R · Savoy Way, WC2R · Serle Street, WC2A · Sheffield Street, WC2A · South East Wing Bush House, WC2B · St Clement’s Passage, WC2A · St Clements Lane, WC2A · St Giles House, WC2B · Star Yard, WC2A · Stone Buildings, WC2A · Strand Lane, WC2R · Strand Underpass, WC2R · Strand, EC4A · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2B · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Surrey Street, WC2R · Tavistock Street, WC2B · Temple Pier, WC2R · Temple Place, WC2R · The Arcade, WC2B · The Australia Centre, WC2B · The Edmund J. Safra Fountain Court, WC2R · The Strand, WC2N · The Strand, WC2R · Tweezer’s Alley, WC2R · Victoria Embankment, SE1 · Victoria Embankment, WC2R · Water Street, WC2R · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · Wild Court, WC2B · Wild Street, WC2B ·

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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

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Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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