- Bond Street tube station
Bond Street tube station is a
London Undergroundstation on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street. Note that the street-level entrances are several metres west of New Bond Street itself. The actual entrance to the station is inside the "West One" shopping arcade on the corner of Oxford Streetand Davies Street.
The station was first opened on
24 September 1900by the Central London Railway, three months after the first stations on the Central Line opened. The surface building was designed, in common with all original CLR stations, by the architect Harry Bell Measures.
In 1909, Harry Selfridge proposed a subway link to his new
Selfridgesstore to the west. Contemporary opposition quashed the idea.
The station has seen several major reconstructions. The first, which saw the original lifts replaced by escalators, a new sub-surface ticket hall and a new
façadeto the station, designed by the architect Charles Holden, came into use on 8 June 1926. This was demolished with the construction of the "West One" shopping arcade in the 1980s, a period that had also seen the Jubilee Line services to this station commence on 1 May 1979. Some slight elements of the original facade do survive above the eastern entrance to the station.
It is proposed that
Crossrailline 1 will call at Bond Street.
Nearby places of interest
Handel House Museum, Brook Street
Wallace Collection, Manchester Square
Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street
The station and line are mentioned in the refrain to the 1969 Sweet Thursday song "Gilbert Street".
List of London Underground stations
* [http://photos.ltmcollection.org/ London Transport Museum Photographic Archive]
** ltmcollection|07/9920107.jpg|Central London Railway station entrance about 1910
** ltmcollection|71/9875671.jpg|New station façade by Charles Holden, 1927
** ltmcollection|56/9865856.jpg|Ticket hall prior to reconstruction of the station for Jubilee Line, 1973
** ltmcollection|ad/i00001ad.jpg|Entrance to station and West One shopping Centre, 2001
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