‘Ghost’ tube stops could be turned into bars

London tube stops, abandoned since the Second World War, could be turned into bars, if a UK businessman gets his way.

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26 London “ghost” stations have been sealed shut since the 1940s

Ajit Chambers has been lobbying Transport for London for the past five years with ambitions to turn the subterranean stations into a number of bars, restaurants and museums, as reported by Bloomberg.

The capital’s 26 “ghost”¬†stations, which have not been used since the 1940s and 50s, are estimated to be worth about ¬£1 billion with Chambers having already planned an investment strategy for the sites.

Speaking to Bloomberg Chambers said he wanted the disused stations to become the “ultimate tourist attractions in London.”

Transport for London, which owns the stations, said that it would not consider selling the stations entirely, but would consider if other parts of the station sites could be used.

Chambers’ bid follows a similar trend in London for turning former public loos into swanky bars.

Check out London’s top 10 bars, which were once public toilets, here.

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