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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

Trains, Films and Lara



Trains, Films and Lara

A working ghost station that lends a lot to Lara's success

Location: Lincoln's Inn Fields, off Holborn, WC2A

Description: Aldwych tube station is now a disused station formerly on the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground.

Surrounded on either side by the buildings of King's College London. As the terminus of a short branch from Holborn, the station opened as Strand station on 30 November 1907 and closed on 30 September 1994.

The station was renamed 'Aldwych' in 1917 so that the name Strand could be given to what later became the Northern Line part of Charing Cross tube station.

Over the years the station has been a popular location for film and television companies wanting to film on the Underground. As the branch is entirely self-contained and closed at weekends, its facilities could be put at the disposal of film crews much more easily than those of more active parts of the underground.

And so to Lara Croft...the station is featured on level 12 of the Tomb Raider game where lovely Lara takes on killing those rats!

Since 1994, the branch's remaining platform at Aldwych (Platform 5, Platform 6) closed in 1917) has been used to test mock-up designs for new platform signage and advertising systems.


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Trains, Films and Lara

A working ghost station that lends a lot to Lara's success


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