Aldgate tube station
Aldgate tube station is a London Underground station located at Aldgate in the City of London.
The station is on the Circle Line between Tower Hill and Liverpool Street. It is also the eastern terminus of the Metropolitan Line. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.
The station was opened on 18 November 1876 with the southbound extension to Tower Hill opening on 25 September 1882, completing the Circle. Services from Aldgate originally ran far further west than they do now, reaching as far as Richmond, and trains also used to run from Aldgate to Hammersmith (the Hammersmith & City Line now bypasses the station).
It only became the terminus of the Metropolitan Line in 1941. Prior to that, Metropolitan trains had continued on to the southern termini of the East London Line. The station was badly damaged by German bombing during World War II. In 2005, one of the four bombs in the 7 July 2005 London bombings was detonated on a Circle Line train that had left Liverpool Street tube station and was close to Aldgate station.