Legends of Underground London

Antony Clayton
Antony Clayton

As part of the Cityread London campaign, historian Antony Clayton came to Kensington Central Library to give a talk on the Legends of Underground London.

London is a city which is riddled with tunnels and passageways of all kinds from the “official” tunnels belonging to Transport for London, the Royal Mail and other institutions to the many secret passages under pubs and other private buildings. Not to mention those belonging to the so-called “secret state”.

Nearly a hundred people came to the event last night and enjoyed Antony’s erudite talk. We can’t recreate that for you but here are some of the images Antony showed the audience.

Morpeth Arms, Millbank
Morpeth Arms, Millbank
The 'so-called' cells beneath the Morpeth Arms
The ‘so-called’ cells beneath the Morpeth Arms
Crystal Palace pneumatic railway
Crystal Palace pneumatic railway
The site of British Museum tube station
The site of British Museum tube station
The former entrance to Kingsway telephone exchange
The former entrance to Kingsway telephone exchange

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

Local Studies Librarian
 

Further Information

Antony Clayton is the author of many books that can be found in our libraries:

  • Subterranean City: Beneath the Streets of London
  • The Folklore of London
  • Decadent London
  • London’s Coffee Houses

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