Belsize Park tube station
Belsize Park is a London Underground station in Belsize Park, north-west London. It is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Chalk Farm and Hampstead stations, and is in fare zone 2. It stands at the northern end of Haverstock Hill. In July 2011 it became a Grade II listed building.
|Local authority||London Borough of Camden|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway|
|22 June 1907||Station opened|
|Added to list||20 July 2011|
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The Royal Free Hospital is located a short distance to the north of the station.
The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway as an intermediate station on its line from Charing Cross to Golders Green. It is served by three lifts which descend 33.2 metres (109 ft) to the platforms. The platforms can also be reached by stairs; there are 219 steps according to the sign in the station.
The station was designed by Leslie Green and has his familiar facade of ox-blood faience with five round arched windows. It remained largely untouched until the late 1980s when the lifts were replaced and a new ticketing system installed.
Deep-level air-raid shelterEdit
Belsize Park is one of eight London Underground stations which have deep-level air-raid shelters underneath them. The shelter was constructed in World War II to provide safe accommodation for service personnel. Entrances to the shelter are at the junction of Haverstock Hill and Downside Crescent and off Haverstock Hill.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- Historic England. "Belsize Park Underground Station including forecourt walls, gatepiers, gates and railings (1401089)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011.
- Emmerson, Andrew; Beard, Tony (2004). London's Secret Tubes. London: Capital Transport Publishing. ISBN 1-85414-283-6.
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- "Photographic Archive". London Transport Museum. Archived from the original on 18 March 2008.
- "Visit to Belsize Park deep level shelter". Subterranea Britannica. Archived from the original on 5 June 2001.
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