Air raid damage at Aldersgate Street (now Barbican) station, Metropolitan Railway. The two upper stories have been gutted, with windows and roof missing. Debris appears to be piled up in the ground floor rooms. A sign on the frontage (next to a shuttered W H Smith kiosk) advises potential passengers that there are 'No Trains from this Station'.
Photographed by Topical Press, 1 Jan 1941
Location: Barbican, Aldersgate Street, City, EC1
Image no: U32449
Inventory no: 1998/35702
20th Century London caption: The two upper stories of P L Millward & Co above Aldersgate Street (now Barbican) station have been gutted by an air raid. The windows and roof are missing, and debris has piled up in the ground floor rooms. A sign on the frontage (next to a shuttered W. H. Smith kiosk) advises travellers that there are 'No Trains from this Station'. The air raid, on the night of 29 December, had been particularly devastating. Fire damage caused much of the City to be closed to traffic the next day, and buses and Underground lines (the District, Northern and Central lines) were not running. Many bridges in the area were also closed.