19: Mount Pleasant post office

Mount PleasantThe largest of the capital's mail sorting offices — at one time all the mail sent to or from London passed through here. For the speedy distribution of the mail, the Post Office built their own underground railway connecting this depot at Mount Pleasant to Paddington in the west and Whitechapel in the east (a total of 6½ miles of tunnel) but the railway has been out of use since 2003 as it became more expensive than using road transport.


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Chelsea Houseboats | Bluebird Garage | The Pheasantry | Peter Jones | Sloane Street | Knightsbridge | Apsley House | Hard Rock Cafe | Atheneum Hotel | Bond Street | Burlington Arcade | Royal Academy | Piccadilly Circus | Theatres | Centre Point | James Smith | British Museum | Dickens House | Mount Pleasant | Banksy | Sadlers Wells | Angel | Camden Passage | 108 | Exmouth Market | Hatton Garden | Tram Underpass | Ethical Society | Odeon Cinema | Chinatown | Waterstones | Fortnum and Mason | Ritz Hotel | Green Park | Wellington Arch | Harvey Nichols | Royal Court | Saatchi Gallery | King's Road | Albert Bridge


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