London had the first underground railway, the first deep level underground railway and the first electric underground railway. The London Underground as it is known today, is full of history. Part of that history is its catalogue of dismantled, abandoned and disused stations; all closed for varying reasons. Within these pages are photos and details of most of them, for you to explore.
There are other stations on London Underground that have been abandoned but due to a lack of substantive remains or photographic evidence available, they are not featured on this website:
1871 - 1878
1883 - 1909
1923 - 1992
1876 - 1886
Preston Road For Uxendon
1908 - 1932
1904 - 1938
Northfields & Little Ealing
1908 - 1932
To download Transport for London's map of the current tube & rail system in London, click here
For a brilliant and geographically correct (French) online map of the tube and tube related lines in London, including the disused stations, click here
A word about this site:
It was originally just a means of doing something constructive with a box of old tube photos re-discovered during a clean out.
However, far from being the 'create and leave alone' website envisaged, it has actually become quite organic; there are an increasing number of (very welcome) third party contributions being submitted and added to it - these are clearly labelled and accredited.
NIGEL WELBOURN - Lost Lines: London (ISBN 0-7710-2623-8)
They and many other books of historical interest are available from the bookshop at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, which should be the first port of call for anyone wanting further information about London's abandoned stations.
Edwin Course: London Railways (B.T. Batsford Ltd, London 1962)
Please note that neither the webmaster, nor anyone else connected with this site, are in the position to organise tours of any of the stations or lines featured here.
For requests to visit London Underground property, see this link.
Those interested in man-made subterranean structures in general are well advised to consider becoming a member of Subterranea Britannica.
Feel free to email if you have comments, would like to donate some suitable photos, point out any inaccuracies,
report any dead links, suggest any links, or would just like to say hello: