The secret Crystal Palace subway built 150 years ago could re open to the public soon

One of the UK’s most treasured ‘hidden secrets’ could soon be open to the public once more after a huge fundraising campaign was launched to bring it back into use.


The incredible Grade II listed Victorian Crystal Palace subway is 150 years old this December, and to celebrate the Friends of Crystal Palace Subway want to invite the public to see it.


After the Palace was destroyed by fire in 1936, and during World War II the line was temporarily closed after bomb damage. Although the subway is now sealed off, it is sometimes opened to allow organised visits by “Friends of Crystal Palace Subway”.

Crystal Palace (High Level) railway station called the Crystal Palace, was a station in the London Borough of Southwark in south London. The impressive subway was opened on 1 August 1865, was designed by Edward Middleton Barry and has since been used as an air raid shelter, filming for TV and movies and has even held illegal raves.

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