On display

Bed Frame from Belsize Park Underground Station Shelter (1940)

A deep shelter was constructed from unused tunnels underneath Belsize Park Underground Station during the Second World War to house people during air raids. The shelter could house between 8000 and 9000 people and spanned more than a quarter of a mile, from the Royal Free Hospital to the Haverstock Arms pub. This bed frame was one of thousands brought into the shelter. Most of the beds are still there today.