Tower Hill (ZTH)

Tower Hill is close to the Tower of London and is on the Circle and District Lines of the London Underground.

Type: Transport for London
(Circle & District Lines)
Station code: ZTH
Opened: 1882
Platforms: 3
The first station on the site was Tower of London which was opened by the Metropolitan Railway in 1882 completing the Circle line (though it would not have a separate Circle Line identity until after the Second World War).

However this station did not last long, it was replaced in 1884 by Mark Lane a little further to the West [1]. This was due to the District Railway (with whom the Metropolitan had jointly built the line and the new larger station) not wanting to contribute to the cost of the original station [2].

This station was renamed Tower Hill in 1946 but was closed in 1967 to be replaced by a new Tower Hill built on the site of the original station. The station has three platforms, one being for terminating trains from the West (usually District Line trains from Wimbledon).

The station is very close to London Fenchurch Street and Tower Gateway DLR stations.
Entrance to the subterranean ticket hall

A District Line S7 train waits at the station

Waiting to depart

Terminating platform

Look down the platform

[1] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 161
[2] Desmond F. Coombe, The Circle Line (Capital Transport, 2003) p. 23