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The London Underground station which is so far away that it is closer to St. Albans than to central London

The London Underground station which is so far away that it is closer to St. Albans than to central London
The London Underground station which is so far away that it is closer to St. Albans than to central London

Deep in Buckinghamshire, 25 miles from central London, Chesham Station is just a 30-minute drive from St Albans. It is the terminus station of the Chesham branch of the Metropolitan line, opened in 1889.

But it’s not just its distance from central London that makes it iconic: it’s a Grade II listed building. This means that it is a particularly important building of more than special importance.




It also has historical significance as a reminder of the early extension of the Metropolitan Railway into the peripheral areas of London. And upon arrival, passengers are met by a beautiful red and white theme throughout the station and flower-filled pots along the platform.

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Even the signal box there is cool(Image: Adam Toms/MyLondon)

In the summer months, the surrounding trees and flowers come to life, adding to the station’s charm. As the platform is above ground, it would be hard to look down from it and believe you could step onto a London Underground.

One train enthusiast Youtuber, Jago Hazzard, even described the station as “straight out of the steam era”. Documenting their visit to the picturesque station, they said: “Here is Chesham. It looks straight out of the steam age with its wooden signal box, its single track and its water tower. Frankly it looks more like a station on a historic railway than a terminus on a of the most famous public transport networks in the world.”

But the Zone 9 station is not the only one that is quite a distance from central London. Other stations include Epping, Theydon Bois, Debden, Loughton, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Watford and Moor Park.