Buried and forgotten beneath the teeming metropolis of London lie untold miles of abandoned rail tunnels. These “tubes” are solidly built, have access to power, and have been designed to quickly and efficiently access the city’s electrical grid and move thousands of tons of carbon monoxide and other deadly chemicals away from its passengers. They’re the perfect places, in other words, to ride out some of the nastier doomsday scenarios of modern fiction.
They’re also unimaginably creepy.
Between the weird echoes caused by the curved, tiled walls of the abandoned London Underground stations and the
thousands millions of rats, bats, and other assorted vermin that have, surely, taken up residence in London’s abandoned underground tubes over the last few decades, you have enough to make even the most hardened ex-military guys squirm. Add these vintage ads (done in the mid-20th Century “clown/murderer” style) to the equation and it would be all-too easy to imagine vengeful ghosts and irradiated monsters around every bend.
Creepy Posters in the London Underground
Despite the creepy factor, though, there’s no denying that many of these stations survived the German Blitz bombings of WWII largely intact. As such, their value (and massive ventilation fans) as post-apocalyptic disaster/fallout shelters can’t be overstated.
You can check out a number of abandoned underground tube lines and stations in the photo gallery I’ve included, below. If you have any good abandoned subway photos of your own to share, definitely do so in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!