Abandoned Tube station sold for £53 million


Two tourists walks past Brompton Road underground station, now disused, in central London, Thursday Aug. 8, 2013. The underground station closed in the 1930's and is currently owned by Britain's Ministry of Defence, who used it as an anti-aircraft control point during the second world war. The station is up for sale at 20 million pounds (US$31 million). Though the 28,000 square feet (2,600 square meter) space is just down the road from the famous department store Harrods, it does not enjoy great views of the city. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

A disused Tube station in Knightsbridge has been sold for £53 million.

Brompton Road station is believed to have been sold to a wealthy Ukrainian and is to be turned into luxury flats, the Evening Standard reports.

The London Underground station was opened in 1906 and is set close to Harrods. It was shut in 1934 and taken over by the War Office as an anti-aircraft operations room.

According to Reuters, Defence Minister Andrew Murrison said: "The Ministry of Defence is committed to selling off its surplus land and property in order to provide the best possible value for money to the taxpayer."

WW2 Tube HQ Sold for £53 Million

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