London Underground, a guide to the past and present

The London Underground has gone through extensive changes since it was opened in 1868 but how has London city property prices and development changed since, take a look at our fascinating guide!

London developments such as the grand scale casinos being established in the West End is now considered as the norm for tourists in that area. Thankfully for people not living in London or near a casino for that matter, they can still access casinos like bgo online to give them the ultimate casino experience.

We all know famous London Underground lines such as Oxford Circus and Covent Garden but did you know these existed too?

British Museum – Central Line

Named after the British museum which was around the corner, it closed in the 1933 due to the expansion of the Holborn which was less than 100yards away. It was then used as military base for World War 2.

City Road – Northern Line

Located in Islington and originally situated between Angel and Old Street station, it was simply closed to a lack of customers using the service. It was closed in 1922

Down Street – Piccadilly line

Positioned in the wealthy borough of Mayfair, again similar to City Road it was hardly used by customers and the tube would often miss this station out of the timetable.  The station closed in 1932 but found a new lease of life during the Second World War when it was used as a base for Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet as a bunker.

Lord’s – Metropolitan line

Now a hotel, the once Lord’s Tube Station based near and named after Lords cricket ground.  When it first opened, it could not deal with the crowd demand from the local cricket ground and therefore it was redesigned and named St. Johns Wood.  However, after being renamed again, it eventually closed due to overcapacity in 1939. An alternative tube was built nearby and named St. Johns Wood which still exists today.

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