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Down Street, London

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#133 of 265 in Historic Sites in London
Down Street, also known as Down Street , is a disused station on the London Underground, located in Mayfair, west London. It was opened in 1907 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. It was latterly served by the Piccadilly line and was situated between Dover Street and Hyde Park Corner stations.
The station was little used and trains often passed through it without stopping. Its lack of patronage coupled with its proximity to other stations resulted in its closure in 1932. During the Second World War it was used as a bunker by prime minister Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet. The station building survives today and is close to Down Street's junction with Piccadilly. Part of it is now converted to a retail outlet.
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  • I had heard about these tours happening in the early 2000s and wanted to visit myself but the tours had stopped by then (I heard for safety reasons and due to high insurance costs). However I'm very.....  more »
  • Have been on a few of the Hidden London tours but this surpassed expectations. Very atmospheric and got a glimpse of what it would have been like working in there during the war with trains passing...  more »

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