London’s ghost underground stations and tunnels could be sold off to developers to be turned into hotels, art galleries and nightclubs.
Over the next month, Transport for London is inviting companies to bid to become part of the transformation project, which aims to turn abandoned tube stations into tourist attractions with the help of investment from interested companies.
Some of the stations involved in the new venture are likely to be the 107-year-old Aldwych Station, which has been closed for the past 20 years, and the former Brompton Road Station, a disused station on the Piccadilly Line.
Many of the stations were also used as air raid shelters during the Second World War and abandoned horse tunnels are also likely to be offered to businesses.
TFL, who owns 750 of the tunnels, is expected to reveal plans next month for companies to make use of the premises underground while retaining their ownership.