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Down Street Underground Station

Opened in 1907 on the Piccadilly Line (then known as the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway) the station closed in 1932. Its fate was sealed by the lack of passengers and the closeness of the adjoining stations at Green Park and Hyde Park Corner. However, its moment of fame arrived with the commencement of WW2, when the station was used by Churchill as an underground shelter until the Cabinet War Rooms were ready.