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

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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

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A makeshift warning sign next to the locked gateway leading to the platforms of 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.

A makeshift warning sign next to the locked gateway leading to the platforms 

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. Ministry of Defence property surveyor Julian Chafer, stands in front of switch and fuse boxes 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, stands in front of switch and fuse boxes 

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of the Lee-Enfield rifle racks in the armoury 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.

A view of the Lee-Enfield rifle racks in the armoury

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view looking up the spiral stairwell inside of 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A detail view of an old map of London on the wall in the 4th operations room of 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.

A detail view of an old map of London on the wall in the 4th operations room 

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of a direction sign inside 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. The remains of an old GEC Bakelite switch on a wall of 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.

The remains of an old GEC Bakelite switch

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view inside 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of the 4th operations room of 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.

A view of the 4th operations room 

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of a sign on the doorway to the ammunition store room inside 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.

A view of a sign on the doorway to the ammunition store room

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of an old light bulb and wires inside 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. An old and dirty fire blanket tube (left) inside 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.

An old and dirty fire blanket tube 

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of a sign inside 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. An old and dirty fire blanket tube (left) inside 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. The remains of an old GEC Bakelite switch on a wall of 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of a Royal Engineers switchgear box inside 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.

A view of a Royal Engineers switchgear box

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view euipment inside 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.

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. Ministry of Defence property surveyor Julian Chafer, stands inside a circular room converted from a lift shaft 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, stands inside a circular room converted from a lift shaft

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of GEC switchgear inside 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.

A view of GEC switchgear

EMBARGOED TO 0001 AUGUST 7. A view of the doorway to the ammunition store room inside 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.


A view of the doorway to the ammunition store room