The area, known for its high crime rates, slum housing and establishments of ill repute, was to become a new business district for London with wide boulevards and grand office buildings.
This required new public transport to bring people to and from work and in response the L.C.C. built a tram subway underneath Kingsway itself, to facilitate interchange between South and North London trams.
At the same time, the Piccadilly line was burrowing its way through London, with a station at Holborn to serve the newly constructed district, and a branch line down to Aldwych to serve the many theatres of Covent Garden.
The Kingsway trio is a brilliant example of how public transport unlocked parts of London previously inaccessible at the turn of the 20th Century and how these spaces adapted and changed when they were no longer required to serve their original purpose, often in very unusual ways.
Join them on this exclusive virtual tour where they explore the three abandoned structures of Kingsway, Aldwych and Holborn with never-before-seen footage led by an expert guide
There will also be a Q&A session afterwards, where you’ll get the chance to ask their expert guides all about the area.
Duration: 90 minutes (approx)
Location: Zoom (link will be emailed to ticket holder before event)