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From: Mick Gurling <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Re: Kingsway Tunnel
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:42:28 -0400
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> It was possible to visit the tunnel, and do a tour of Londons
>unused tube stations, you could book it from the London Transport Museum, I
>think it has been
> suspended now but there is an interesting web site on Londons unused tube
>stations I found on Google.
> Thanks Pete a kid from Shoreditch.
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I don't know what this was a reply to but we knew it as the Kingsway
Subway. An underground tunnel stsrting near High Holborn and coming out
underneath Waterloo Bridge on the Embankment quite near the rear of the
Strand Hotel (Built roughly on the site of John'O'Gaunt's Strand
Palace). I lived on Wild Street Parallel to Kingsway. It was a route for
Trams, not part of the London Underground (or the Tube) Dad & I made a
point of riding a tram through it on the very last day it was open. I
really don't know if it was the last actual tram but I doubt it. If I
recall correctly there were 2 'stations' down there, One near Holy
Trinity at the end of Great Queen Street, the other opposite Waterman's
Pen Corner. The latter was a short hop skip and jump from The Old
Curiosity Shop made famous by Charles Dickens and as far as I'm aware,
still there today.
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