Forget Harrods! A new secret underground tunnel might be the newest attraction in Knightsbridge.
We’ve told you about ghost stations lingering underneath London waiting to be converted into entertainment venues. But now disused tunnels under Tube stations could be reopened to the public if a new property development gets the green light.
Developers Carraig Investments Sarl are planning to convert one of Knightsbridge station’s entrance into shops. They’ve also included plans of reopening a back entrance which will lead to two tunnels that have been closed for decades.
The entrance in question is situated on the corner of Basil Street and Hoopers Court. It was first opened in 1906 and is currently used to access offices.
Apart from the tunnels, developers of the scheme have submitted plans for providing large retail units aimed at high end flagship stores and quality office space. They’ve also proposed to create “well designed, spacious flats with generous floor to ceiling heights” and have offered to create a new public space on Hooper’s Court.
Will the project go ahead? All depends on Kensington and Chelsea council which is due to take a decision in the next few weeks.