An abandoned Underground station used by Winston Churchill as a bunker during World War II could become London’s latest go-to bar or gallery under a plan launched by the city’s transport agency. Tucked away in the luxury Mayfair area in the centre, Down Street was opened in 1907 but closed in 1937 and its dark warren of tunnels have gathered a thick layer of black dust in the 83 years since. The facade has lost its sign but kept the traditional crimson-red tiles once used for stations on the Underground, the oldest metro system in the world. Now Transport for London (TfL) hopes it will be the first of seven or eight off-limits empty stations under the capital to be leased for commercial use. ‘Disused stations tend to be difficult, complex environments,’ Graeme Craig, TfL’s commercial development director, told AFP in a

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