As you probably know, London hosts the Worlds Oldest Underground System.
In the mid 1800's a fellow called Charles Pearson came up with a bizarre plan to build a railway that would run underneath London. Like most radical ideas it took years of campaigning and fundraising by Charles, but in the end thousands of sceptics were proved wrong on the first day of The London Underground when 42,000 people travelled on this new subterranean railway. Now three million people travel on it every day.
It took forty years for New York and Paris to replicate Charles Pearson's work. They followed London's Underground by building their own 'subway' and 'metro'.
In 2009 Ajit Chambers discovered a large number of disused or 'Ghost' tube stations and deep level shelters that had been abandoned and lay unused, hidden for years. Ajit spent three years designing a methodology able to fund the rebuild of these stations as 'experiential and historic family tourist adventures', whilst bringing 200 million pounds of work to Londoners in the process.
This new project supported by the Mayor of London and guided by Transport for London has worldwide support and is in the planning stages of construction of its first 'Ghost' station site.
''For one moment imagine walking back into the 1940's and down through a secret tunnel that emerges into the planning room of London's anti aircraft command, hidden deep in an abandoned underground station under Kensington. Go through the gas sealed security door and emerge with surprise next to Winston Churchill sitting discretely, cautiously watching operations teams moving small aircraft around on a flat table map with their long croupier-style rakes. The old fashioned colours, the fabulous accents crackling across the radio as pilots battle above the skies reporting back to this underground military brain - imagine a London tourist attraction that actually takes you back in time instead of just telling you about it''.
Your Ideas and your suggestions on the project that has created a new London Tourism offering are most welcome.