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Underground station, existed between 1907 and 1994

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Aldwych station platforms

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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27 Jun 2017
05:19
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Grenfell Tower disaster survivors' trust for authorities 'at rock bottom', David Lammy claims
Grenfell Tower survivors' trust is at "rock bottom" for authorities due to a lack of information on the number of victims the disaster has claimed, David Lammy said.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/grenfell-tower-disaster-survivors-trust-at-rock-bottom-for-authorities-david-lammy-claims-a3572676.html
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27 Jun 2017
05:19
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Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Redmond in race to be fit for England U21s Euros semi-final
Nathan Redmond and Nathaniel Chalobah will have late fitness tests as they battle to be ready for England Under-21s' Euro 2017 semi-final with Germany.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/nathaniel-chalobah-and-nathan-redmond-in-race-to-be-fit-for-england-u21s-euros-semifinal-a3573486.html
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27 Jun 2017
02:58
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Post from Charing Cross
Local Tanzania council remove Victor Wanyama Street after just 24 hours
Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama was honoured by having a street in Tanzania named after him over the weekend, but the gesture appears to have been short-lived.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/local-tanzania-council-remove-victor-wanyama-street-after-just-24-hours-a3573466.html
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27 Jun 2017
02:48
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Tottenham great Clive Allen hails Harry Kane's desire: 'Practice makes perfect'
Clive Allen says Harry Kane's desire for perfection is behind his rise to among the world's best strikers.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-harry-kane-desire-practice-makes-perfect-great-clive-allen-a3572451.html
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27 Jun 2017
02:48
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Southern to axe 1,100 services as drivers begin overtime ban
Southern Rail warned today it will have to axe more than 1,100 train services on Thursday and Friday as drivers resume an indefinite overtime ban.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/southern-to-axe-1100-services-as-drivers-begin-overtime-ban-a3572936.html
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27 Jun 2017
00:55
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26 Jun 2017
07:11
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Grenfell Tower's smoke-filled stairwell could have proved just as deadly as cladding
Grenfell Tower's narrow stairwell could have proved just as deadly as the block's cladding, it has emerged.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/grenfell-towers-smokefilled-stairwell-could-have-proved-just-as-deadly-as-cladding-a3572681.html
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25 Jun 2017
16:46
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Parliament cyber attack could leave people open to blackmail, Tory MP says
A Tory MP has said a cyber attack on Parliament could leave people open to blackmail.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/parliament-cyber-attack-could-leave-people-open-to-blackmail-tory-mp-says-a3572576.html
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25 Jun 2017
13:14
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'I just see love', victim says of photo of wife cradling him after Westminster attack
This moving image showed the world what appeared to be a Good Samaritan comforting a bloodied stranger after the Westminster terror attack.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/i-just-see-love-victim-says-of-photo-of-wife-cradling-him-after-westminster-attack-a3572481.html
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25 Jun 2017
03:51
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Concrete blocks to protect London Pride parade from vehicle terror attack
Revellers at this year's London Pride parade will be protected by a ring of concrete roadblocks to protect against a London Bridge-style terror attack, a senior police officer revealed today.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/concrete-blocks-to-protect-london-pride-parade-from-vehicle-terror-att-a3571296.html
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25 Jun 2017
03:51
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Omer Riza reapplies for manager's job at Leyton Orient
Omer Riza has reapplied for the role of first-team manager at Leyton Orient following the relegated club's takeover.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/omer-riza-reapplies-for-manager-s-job-at-leyton-orient-a3572346.html
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25 Jun 2017
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Hector Bellerin: How life at Arsenal is 'completely different' from Barcelona
Hector Bellerin has opened up about how life in London with Arsenal is "completely different" to at Barcelona, with the defender admitting Premier League football has a much more professional set-up to that in Spain.

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25 Jun 2017
01:36
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Georgina Stober, 46, from Carshalton, south London, was detained at her home after extreme images and videos were allegedly backed up onto a Yahoo 'cloud'.
Georgina Stober, 46, from Carshalton, south London, was detained at her home after extreme images and videos were allegedly backed up onto a Yahoo 'cloud'.

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London 'scum' explode firework onto sleeping homeless man
The three thugs walk into the underpass in London where a man is sleeping rough alone. They place the firework horribly close to the sleeping figure and leave the underpass quickly.

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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.
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.
Shipley's Drawing School:   101 The Strand was an art school from 1750 until 1806.
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 · Bull Inn Court, WC2R · Carey Street, WC2A · Catherine Street, WC2B · Chancery Lane, EC4A · Chancery Lane, WC2A · Chichester Rents, WC2A · Clare Market, WC2A · Clements Inn, WC2A · Cursitor Street, W1 · Devereux Court, WC2R · Drury Lane, WC2B · 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 Street, WC2A · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Kean Street, WC2B · Kingsway, WC2B · Lancaster Place, WC2E · Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A · Little Essex Street, WC2R · Maltravers Street, WC2R · Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y · Milford Lane, WC2R · New Square, WC2A · North East Wing Bush House, WC2B · North West Wing Bush House, WC2B · Old Buildings, WC2A · Old Square, WC2A · Outer Temple, EC4Y · Portsmouth Street, WC2A · Portugal Street, WC2A · Pump Court, EC4Y · Quality Court, WC2A · 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 · Sheffield Street, WC2A · South East Wing Bush House, WC2B · St Clements Lane, WC2A · St Giles House, WC2B · Staple Inn Buildings, WC1X · Star Yard, WC2A · Stone Buildings, WC2A · Strand, WC2A · Strand, WC2B · Strand, WC2N · Strand, WC2R · Surrey Street, WC2R · Temple Pier, WC2R · Temple Place, WC2R · Temple, EC4Y · The Arcade, WC2B · The Australia Centre, WC2B · The Strand, WC2N · The Strand, WC2R · Victoria Embankment, WC2R · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · Wild Court, WC2B · Wild Street, WC2B ·


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