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11 modern-day ruins worth a visit

By: Josh Lew on July 17, 2013, 1:40 p.m.
Aldwych Tube Station, London

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Aldwych Tube Station, London

This station in Westminster is one of the 18 “ghost stations” in the London Underground that have been cut off from the city's far-reaching Tube network. During its time in operation, Aldwych was supposed to benefit from several proposed expansions. However, none of the plans came to fruition, making the station less than profitable and causing it to be shut down in 1994 when repairs were no longer financially feasible. Today guests can explore this station only as part of a guided tour.

Aldwych secured its place in history during World War II, when it was closed to be used as an air raid shelter and to store and protect museum artifacts.