Personally I think the game programmers and designers did a sterling job with this level capturing beautifully the melancholic atmosphere of a disused station both visually and through the background sound track.
London Transport Museum occasionally arrange tours of Aldwych - sometimes theming the station with guides and actors. Contact the London Transport Museum for details.
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I have visited Aldwych and had the opportunity to photograph the location. I found my visit a fascinating and interesting experience. I have written an account of the visit in the form of a tour, which you can read by clicking here or on the tunnel entrance below. The page contains many more pictures of Aldwych, both above and below ground!
Served mostly by a shuttle train and suffering from low passenger numbers, the station and branch were considered for closure several times. Service was offered only during weekday peak hours from 1962 and finally discontinued altogether in 1994, when the cost of replacing the lifts was considered too high for the income generated.
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Nederlander Theatres bring the very best Theatrical Productions to the Aldwych Theatre, Dominion Theatre and Adelphi Theatre.
Aldwych, the street, is a crescent, connected to the Strand at both ends. It forms part of the A4 route and carries traffic in a one-way eastbound direction. Streets adjoining Aldwych include Drury Lane, Kingsway, India Place and Melbourne Place. Notable buildings along its length include:
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In 2015, a scheme was proposed by the design firm Gensler to convert disused London Underground tunnels into subterranean rail trails, enabling the disused branches of the Piccadilly line and Jubilee line to be used as cycle paths. The scheme, which would involve re-opening Aldwych station as an access point for cyclists, has not been officially approved.
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Aldwych station was built on land that had previously been occupied by an art gallery, a non-conformist chapel and then the Royal Strand Theatre, which was demolished in 1905 to make way for the new station. Some people have said that the station is haunted by the ghost of an actress; indeed some line engineers claim to have been frightened by a ghostly figure down at track level at night...
Facing Aldwych, on the Strand, is the closed Aldwych tube station, which was originally named Strand station. Aldwych station was closed in 1994 but has since been used for filming scenes in a number of films and television shows.
One Aldwych has a private contemporary collection of over 400 pieces of art. From exciting sculptures in The Lobby Bar to original works in every room, the collection is fun and individual.
In 2008, film maker Luke Oliver was given access to film in a number of Aldwych's locations. The documentary is well worth a look.
In 1903, the GNP&BR sought permission for a branch from Piccadilly Circus to run under Leicester Square, Strand, and Fleet Street and into the City of London. The branch would have passed and interchanged with the already approved Strand station, allowing travel on the GNP&BR from Strand in three directions. The deliberations of a Royal Commission on traffic in London prevented parliamentary consideration of the proposal, which was withdrawn.
The highly anticipated new restaurant from the three-Michelin starred chef, Eneko Atxa, offering a relaxed concept of Eneko’s inventive interpretation of traditional Basque cuisine.
Aldwych International is an energy company active in the growing economies of Africa.
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In October 1922, the ticket office was replaced by a facility in the lifts. Passenger numbers remained low: when the station was one of a number on the network considered for closure in 1929, its annual usage was 1,069,650 and takings were £4,500.[note 3] The branch was again considered for closure in 1933, but remained open.
One Aldwych sits in an enviable location in the centre of Covent Garden – London’s new world-class destination for lovers of culture, fashion and food, not to mention theatre.
With their unique circular shape, the Studio Suites at One Aldwych are perfectly proportioned.
how much is it for children for afternoon tea , charlie and the chocolate factory, and can perents order different food?
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Thanks to Derek Smith, train operator on the Aldwych branch for his help and information.
The original Leslie Green designed ticket office window
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The Aldwych area forms part of the Northbank business improvement district. It is known for a number of notable sites and for giving its name to a closed Underground station nearby, which has been used as a filming location in numerous films and television shows.
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As fans of Lara Croft from the Playstation game Tombraider would know, one of the levels of the game features Lara visiting an abandoned underground station named none other than Aldwych! Fortunately for game-play, the Aldwych in the game is much larger featuring many platforms and hidden tunnels. You are also required to run down the train tunnels - dodging into doorways and alcoves as trains quickly approach!
The station is especially interesting since there are three distinct types of passageway and platform that exist beneath the ground. There are sections of the station that were in daily use up until its ultimate closure in 1994. As mentioned previously there are also sections that fell into disuse by 1917 and remain largely untouched since then and there are other parts which were never even completed and have a rather rough look about them since they were never decorated.
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On 18 February 1996, a bomb was detonated prematurely on a number 171 bus travelling along Aldwych, killing Edward O'Brien, the IRA operative transporting the device; it also injured several passengers aboard the bus.
On Monday 25th April the cast, crew and audience celebrated Beautiful’s 500th performance in London. Click to see the cast tucking into delicious celebratory cupcakes!
This diagram shows the lower concourse and south end of the two platforms. The colour code indicates when each section was used.
Although the Piccadilly Circus to City of London branch proposal of 1905 was never revisited after its withdrawal, the early plan to extend the branch south to Waterloo was revived a number of times during the station's life. The extension was considered in 1919 and 1948, but no progress towards constructing the link was made.