Tower of London
1894-96 map showing position of Tower Hill tube station.png
Tower of London station (disused) highlighted on an 1896 map
Tower of London is located in Central London
Tower of London
Tower of London
Location of Tower of London in Central London
LocationCity of London
OwnerMetropolitan Railway
Number of platforms2
Key dates
1882 (1882)Opened
1884 (1884)Closed
Replaced byMark Lane
Other information
WGS84Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°04′36″W / 51.51000°N 0.07667°W / 51.51000; -0.07667
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Tower of London was a London Underground station in the City of London that closed in 1884, only two years after opening. It was situated near the Tower of London, on a site now occupied by Tower Hill Underground station.[1]

It was opened on 25 September 1882 during the construction of the Metropolitan Railway (MR) to the north. Two years later, the MR and District Railway (now the District line) were connected to form the Inner Circle (now the Circle line) and a new station was built.[2] This new station was opened on 6 October 1884 with the name Mark Lane (later renamed Tower Hill), just to the west of the Tower of London station, which closed on 12 October.[1]

When the original Tower Hill station was itself closed in 1967, the current Tower Hill station was opened on the site of the closed Tower of London station.[1] The remains of the Tower of London station were demolished during the construction of the new Tower Hill station.



  1. ^ a b c Rose 2007.
  2. ^ Simpson 2003, p. 24.


Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Terminus   Metropolitan Railway{25 September 1882 - 6 October 1884)   Aldgatetowards Hammersmith or Harrow Mark Lanetowards Baker Street   Metropolitan Railway{6 October 1884 - 12 October 1884)     Metropolitan Railway(Inner Circle){6 October 1884 - 12 October 1884)   Aldgatetowards Baker Street   District Railway(Inner Circle){6 October 1884 - 12 October 1884)   Mark Lanetowards Ealing Broadway, Richmond or Putney Bridge & Fulham   District Railway{6 October 1884 - 12 October 1884)   Aldgate Easttowards New Cross