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Take a peek at London's 100-year-old abandoned underground Post Office railway ahead of opening to public

Members of the public will be able to discover the secrets of the railway after it opens to the public in July 2017

An abandoned underground railway is set to open to the public, revealing 100-year-old secrets of the Royal Mail.

The Mail Rail is located deep under the streets of London under Mount Pleasant, and was a hive of activity over a century ago, transporting billions of letters, postcards and parcels via underground trains.

The railway opens the public in July(Image: The Postal Museum/Hideaway Media)

The tunnels, which also feature platforms, run for 6.5 miles under London and meander around the Tube lines, linking six different sorting offices with the mainline stations of Paddington and Liverpool Street

When at its peak, the service carried more than four million letters, employed over 220 staff and operated for 22 hours a day.

The railway is located 6.5 miles deep under London(Image: The Postal Museum/Hideaway Media)

The tunnels were even used during the First World War, to hide the Rosetta Stone, which can now be seen in the British Museum.

The railway closed down in 2003 and is set to open to the public in July this year.

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