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The chilling abandoned London Underground station that you can still travel to from Hertfordshire

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There are lots of hidden Underground stations right across the network that you might want to explore.

Usually, these visits have to be arranged through London Transport Museum, so you can often get a bit stuck if you want to go exploring on your own.

However, there is one disused London Underground station on the Northern City Line that you can visit without permission – and it’s pretty spooky, My London reported.

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Essex Road opened in February 1904 when it was a part of the Great Northern and City Railway. At the time it was an underground route between Finsbury Park and Moorgate.

It wasn’t until the 1930s that the station transferred to the Morden-Edgware line which later became the Northern Line we know today.

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There was a plan to connect the station to the surface line at Finsbury Park and despite this being halted by the Second World War, it was eventually achieved.

Essex Road was transformed after this and it became a scarcely used mainline station, but all of the Underground features still exist – the tiled walls and windy tunnels are still there, for anyone to see.

If you really want to get spooky, the entrance down to the station consists of 157 spiralled steps that lead into darkness, and they’re often deserted at night.

Essex Road Station in London has been giving a few people the creeps

As is the trend, passengers have posted videos on YouTube showing the lifeless station.

Services to and from Moorgate now pass through Essex Road, as do trains to Welwyn Garden City and Potters Bar, Hertford North and at the weekends even to Stevenage.

So if you want to explore a London Underground station that’s abandoned, but without having to go through the hassle of arranging a visit, then try Essex Road.

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