I Say, Mind The Gap!
We have a rare chance coming up to tour the disused Aldwych underground station. Originally named Strand, the station became a public air raid shelter during the Blitz and is now mostly used for training and as a location for films such as ‘Atonement’ and ‘V for Vendetta’. The station has no working lift and 160 stairs to the platform. I’m assuming 1935’s ‘Bulldog Jack’ was also filmed here, which featured top-hatted toffs sliding down the stairs on tea trays.