You can rent £ 3,000 per hour inside an abandoned underground station – but you get a unique extra throw


This is a peek inside the abandoned underground station, which you can rent for £ 3,000 per hour.

London has at least 40 abandoned tube stations – and film crews can rent them as sets, and get their own TfL train to shoot.

Renting a station will set you back up to £ 3,000 an hour

6

Renting a station will set you back up to £ 3,000 an hourCredit: AFP
Exotic unused stations, including Aldwich, can be rented from movie sets

6

Exotic unused stations, including Aldwich, can be rented from movie setsCredit: AFP

Transport for London says they have “several special areas” that can be rented by movie teams for movie sets.

Aldwich, Bank (Waterloo and City Line Branch) and Charing Cross, which closed in 1994, are specially rented stations.

And the iconic Aldwich Station has appeared in TV shows and films including Sherlock, Atonement, We for Vendetta and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

The empty tube terminus was called a “ghost station” after it was officially closed to the public nearly 30 years ago – decades of maps still hang on the walls.

Even when not in use, ads can be seen throughout the platform and signs still alert people to ‘Mind the Gap’.

At Charing Cross, two unused platforms and three escalators are “completely separate from the rest of the station.”

This is because Jubilee stopped its service to the line station in 1999 – meaning film crews can rent it out of the way of the public.

This is where the Killing Eve and Skyfall footage were shot.

Staff can rent a platform at the Bank Station’s Waterloo and City Line branch – where the Sliding Doors movie was filmed.

And when the production closes for the public on Sunday, you can shoot in the ticket hall

But if you want to rent abandoned stations it will set you back £ 3,000 per hour – and get your own train to paint.

TfL states: “Fees start at £ 2,000 per hour (plus VAT) for the station or £ 3,000 per hour (plus VAT) with additional use of your own train.”

Hiring abandoned stations with your own train will cost you more than closing down the road in London – bringing the filming crew back £ 2,800.

And Transport for London said that when you rent stations, you don’t use their electricity.

It states: “The Film Office states that film crews often use battery-operated devices because they operate on a different voltage system for standard domestic setup and must be monitored by a specialist electrician for connections to their power supply.”

Some stations are set up as 'special areas' after trains stop service

6

Some stations are set up as ‘special areas’ after trains stop serviceCredit: AFP
The stations have appeared in TV shows and films, including Sherlock and Atonement

6

The stations have appeared in TV shows and films, including Sherlock and AtonementCredit: AFP
Old tube maps still hang on stations

6

Old tube maps still hang on stationsCredit: AFP
Trains stopped service at the stations decades ago and can now be rented by filmmakers

6

Trains stopped service at the stations decades ago and can now be rented by filmmakersCredit: AFP



Related Articles

Brutal guards from I survived Auschwitz & hid a keepsake

PRINCE Charles met seven Holocaust survivors after the portraits he commissioned to mark the Holocaust Memorial Day at Buckingham Palace today. Among them was...

Brad Pitt’s new love interest Lykke Li looks ‘SECRET’ flinging during the new couple’s ritzy neighborhood in stoic strolling.

LYKKE Li was spotted on a stoic stroll through the ritzy neighborhood she and Brad Pitt - her new beau - shared after...

Light weight hedgehog who suffers from baldness regains spine after daily massages

Hedgehogs suffering from baldness - staff at the animal sanctuary face massage. The critter he calls Alan was found to have lost less...

Latest Posts

Brutal guards from I survived Auschwitz & hid a keepsake

PRINCE Charles met seven Holocaust survivors after the portraits he commissioned to mark the Holocaust Memorial Day at Buckingham Palace today. Among them was...

Brad Pitt’s new love interest Lykke Li looks ‘SECRET’ flinging during the new couple’s ritzy neighborhood in stoic strolling.

LYKKE Li was spotted on a stoic stroll through the ritzy neighborhood she and Brad Pitt - her new beau - shared after...

Light weight hedgehog who suffers from baldness regains spine after daily massages

Hedgehogs suffering from baldness - staff at the animal sanctuary face massage. The critter he calls Alan was found to have lost less...

The Vikings hire Ivy League-educated Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, taking an innovative turn from the Cleveland Front Office with...

Harris is on his way to Honduras for the inauguration of the country’s new socialist president

NewYou can listen to LBL articles now! Vice President Kamala Harris will fly to Honduras on Thursday for the inauguration of President-elect...