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Brompton Road Tube Station: photos of the secret bunker in the smart part of London

FOR Sale: The Brompton Road tube station, a disused station on the Piccadilly line between South Kensington and Knightsbridge which is owned by the Ministry of Defence. Opened in 1906, the station closed 30 years later. Why? Too few passengers, so they said. When war broke out, the station was taken over by the 1st Anti-Aircraft Division. They say this bunker was where Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy in the Nazi Party, was brought to be interrogated after being captured in Scotland in 1941.

It would make a terrific torture chamber; or storage room for a wealthy local woman’s handbags.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. Ministry of Defence property surveyor Julian Chafer, ascends the spiral stairwell in the former Brompton Road tube station, a disused station on the Piccadilly line between South Kensington and Knightsbridge which is owned by the Ministry of Defence and which has been put on the property market.

Ministry of Defence property surveyor Julian Chafer, ascends the spiral stairwell in the former Brompton Road tube station

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Posted: 7th, August 2013 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment