Kingsway Tunnels - 110 feet down


Kingsway Tunnels - 110 feet down

Kingsway Telephone Exchange, like a subterranean town.

Location: Chancery Lane & Kingsway..., WC1V

Description: Kingsway Telephone Exchange, began life as a deep-level tube shelter, then a war bunker and now...well it is so large that is is more like a subterranean town with tunnels given names such as Third Avenue, Bypass Alley and The Dog's Leg. Linked to older Post Office tunnels and at Craig's Court, this labyrinth runs for 12 miles from Bethanal Green to Shepherd's Bush and from Euston to Waterloo.

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Kingsway Tunnels - 110 feet down

Kingsway Telephone Exchange, like a subterranean town.

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Credits: TimeOut - London

I worked there 1964-65 as a G.P.O. apprentice and one weekend in 1991.The photos shown are exactly how the place was then. As apprentices, we used to venture off limits and that was very spooky. Black ventilation shafts, small cable tunnels. All very strange to lads of 16. A very eerie place. (henry copus)
Posted by henry copus on 2008-01-10

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