Although there are many Underground stations in London, Aldwych Tube Station is potentially one of the most interesting and it should certainly be something you go to see when you head for a visit to the city.
Why is it so interesting? Because it is one of the few station in London that is permanently closed. Aldwych first closed in 1940 and although it reopened in 1946, it has remained shut since 1994. You’ll find it in the City of Westminster bearing the title ‘Strand Station’, which was its original name.
Things to see and do at Aldwych Tube Station
During WWII the station was used as an air raid shelter and you can still take a look around the station as part of the Ghost Underground tour, which showcases all the unused Tube stations in the city.
You’ll be led by experts who will be going into the history of Aldwych, but will also tell you about the various films that have had scenes here, including V for Vendetta, Atonement and even TV shows like Sherlock and Mr Selfridge.
Attractions nearby Aldwych Tube Station
- Alwych Theatre
- Somerset House
- The Roman Baths
- Savoy Theatre
- The London Dungeons
- Churchill War Rooms
How to reach Aldwych Station
There are lots of ways to get to Aldwych Station if you fancy visiting it during your time in London, but it’s probably easiest for you to make either Westminster or Aldwych Theatre your destination.
If you’re going to head to Westminster first – which we would recommend, the Houses of Parliament are really worth visiting, as is Big Ben – then there are three Tube stations for you to choose from, Westminster Station, St John’s Wood Station and Marble Arch Station.
To go to Aldwych Theatre you can pick from either Covent Garden Station or Temple Station, but it doesn’t really matter which you choose as any of these five are just a few minutes’ walk to Aldwych.
Parking options near Aldwych Tube Station
- NCP Car Park London Covent Garden (ten-minute walk from the station to the car park).
- APCOA Parking (16-minute walk from the car park to the station).
- NCP Car Park in Hop Gardens (11-minute walk from the car park to Aldwych station).
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