Tower Subway

#Picture Number ST132

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man walking through the Tower Subway, a tunnel beneath the Thames built in 1869. At first a cable-hauled railway carried people through, and in 1871 it became solely for pedestrian use. It closed to the public in 1898, and today is used for water mains.