Brompton Road Underground tube bunker for saleBreaking News
tags: World War II, Telegraph (UK), London, London Underground, Ministry of Defence, Kensington
Brompton Road tube station is one of London’s abandoned underground stations which went on to play a critical role in the Second World War as the command bunker for the capital’s anti-aircraft defences.
Now the ghost tube station is being sold off after decades in the hands of the Ministry of Defence.
Situated in the heart of Kensington, a short walk from Harrods, the building and its tunnels beneath are expected to fetch more than £20 million when they go on the market next month.
“It will need quite a bit of work. There’s no power and there’s been no one down here full time for 60 years,” said Julian Chafer, an MoD property surveyor, as he showed the Telegraph through the abandoned tunnels and lift shafts....
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