London has its fair share of disused train stations, so I thought it was about time that one featured in Penny Green! In book 10, she visits the disused Tower of London station which was only open from 1882 - 1884. It was built by the Metropolitan Railway and closed because a new station, built by the Metropolitan District Railway (there’s a subtle difference), opened very close by. This second station was called Mark Lane station and became known as Tower Hill station in the 1940s. However, with not enough room for expansion, Tower Hill station was closed in 1967 (attached photo is of its ticket hall) and a new one built on the location of… the original Tower of London station. When you get the tube to the Tower of London today, you’re on the site of the first station which was built in 1882. And it has some of London’s Roman wall incorporated into its structure. There is a section of the Roman wall visible outside Tower Hill station too.