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A Secret World
on 24 December 2012
An excellent book, full of interesting facts about the building of the Underground, the Sewage System, Brunel's "Double-Decker" Train and Passenger Tunnels under the Thames and all sorts of other goodies including the lost Rivers such as the Fleet, Tyburn and Wandle. Coming more up todate there are sections on closed off Tube stations, the Post Office Trains that used to run between various hub stations on the system dispersing the mail, and, in WW2 some were turned into bomb shelters and also used for military logistics planning centres. Many of London's great hotels use the disused lines as wine cellars.
All in all, an absolutely fascinating book that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who was interested in London's diverse and unusual history. There's more going on down there than you think!