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Londonist Underground: A Miscellany Of Tunnels

Londonist Underground: A Miscellany Of Tunnels
This colourful shot of a platform tunnel on the Tube was taken by Sabrina Bertazzo. She thinks it was Southwark, but it was a long time ago.
This colourful shot of a platform tunnel on the Tube was taken by Sabrina Bertazzo. She thinks it was Southwark, but it was a long time ago.
The now defunct MailRail tunnels, which used to carry Royal Mail letters and packages beneath the capital. Photographed on a tour by David Warwick in 2006.
The now defunct MailRail tunnels, which used to carry Royal Mail letters and packages beneath the capital. Photographed on a tour by David Warwick in 2006.
The Greenwich foot tunnel, as photographed by Edward Neumann, using a mirror imaging technique in Photoshop to achieve greater symmetry.
The Greenwich foot tunnel, as photographed by Edward Neumann, using a mirror imaging technique in Photoshop to achieve greater symmetry.
Lower Robert Street, a supposedly haunted road tunnel beloved of cabbies, south of Strand. This image is by Robert Lordan, who recently wrote a short piece about the tunnel. See http://blackcablondon.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/lower-robert-street-a-ghostly-tunnel-in-the-heart-of-london/
Lower Robert Street, a supposedly haunted road tunnel beloved of cabbies, south of Strand. This image is by Robert Lordan, who recently wrote a short piece about the tunnel. See http://blackcablondon.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/lower-robert-street-a-ghostly-tunnel-in-the-heart-of-london/
This shot of the abandoned Aldwych Tube station comes from Neil Prior, and captures the eerie something's-not-quite-right feel of these ghost stations.
This shot of the abandoned Aldwych Tube station comes from Neil Prior, and captures the eerie something's-not-quite-right feel of these ghost stations.
And another shot of Aldwych, this one showing an abandoned platform, by Jonanna McCunn.
And another shot of Aldwych, this one showing an abandoned platform, by Jonanna McCunn.

Continuing our series of original art and photography beneath London's streets.

Today's instalment presents a selection of photos from Londonist readers taken in the various tunnels beneath London. Aldwych ghost station is, almost inevitably, represented. Other images show the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, Mail Rail and a strange little road tunnel near Strand. A sixth image shows a humdrum Tube tunnel through colourful filters.

We're still looking for further images for this series...particularly drawings and illustrations (photos are smashing, but have now been over-represented). To enter, simply doodle an image of subterranean London — it could be something factual, like your favourite Tube station; or it could be fictional, like the Shard's little-known S&M dungeon (actually...let's keep that one between ourselves). The best images will appear in a real-world exhibition at the Bishopsgate Institute, which we'll announce more details about shortly...but to be considered, you'll need to submit your entry to matt@londonist.com before Thursday 24 January.

Previously in Londonist Underground…

Last Updated 16 July 2015