Raising your station
This photograph by Henry Flather shows Gloucester Road Station under construction. The view looks toward South Kensington. The builders used timber scaffolding to erect the metal arched ribs, which were assembled in sections. The photograph was taken around 1870.
Beginnings of the Circle Line
Gloucester Road station is part of the Paddington to South Kensington extension. The extension was created by the Metropolitan Railway in the mid-1860s. It now forms the western curve of the Circle Line. The inner circle was not completed until 1884.
Fine Victorian building
The building is one of the best surviving examples of a mid-Victorian station with an Italianate exterior. In 1985, the station's important architecture was given Grade II listed building status in order to preserve it.
Museum number IN37520