You Can Lease Winston Churchill’s War Committee Bunker In Abandoned Tube Station

If you’re looking for unusual office space, or perhaps somewhere to host events, London often has some of the quirkiest places on offer. From disused street toilets to abandoned underground speakeasies.

However, if you really want to impress, you should consider leasing an abandoned London Underground station that is currently on the market.

Here is the exterior of the abandoned underground station in Down Street in London. The disused station was closed in 1932 and has a lot of history behind it. It was used by Winston Churchill during World War 2 for some of his cabinet meetings.

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The original signage is still visible in much of the station. Here, a sign points up to street level. Transport for London are currently looking for ideas from locals businsesses that wish to lease the 400 square metre location.

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A TFL worker navigates the tunnels that form part of the disused station. The station formed part of the Piccadilly line and was located between Green Park (which was known as Dover Street at the time) and Hyde Park Corner stations.

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Here we can see the original stairs leading up from the platform of the abandoned station, which was opened in 1907 .

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The station even comes with it’s own bathroom – although you may want to get the plumbers in before getting started!

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The station was underutilised and trains often didn’t stop at it. It became more well known as a bunker for Sir Winston Churchill and his War Cabinet. A testament to the history of the station, the original signage pointing to Sir Winston Churchill’s committee meeting room can be seen.

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As part of an effort to develop deep shelters to protect government operations from the Nazi air raids, the platform faces were bricked up and the platform areas and passages were converted into meeting rooms, offices and dormitories. Winston Churchill referred to the station as “The Barn”.

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If you are on a Piccadilly Line train, you can still catch glimpses of the abandoned station at Down Street. Although, blink and you’ll miss it!

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