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10 fascinating and strange secrets hidden underground in Leeds

Underneath your Leeds lies a forgotten world.

Rumours about secret spaces under the streets of Leeds may easily be dismissed as far-fetched urban myths, but a hidden side to the city actually does exist. From air raid shelters and nuclear bunkers to abandoned subway systems, there are a startling number of mysterious underground areas which have long been forgotten. DO YOU KNOW OF MORE HIDDEN UNDERGROUND SECRETS? Email: andrew.hutchinson@jpress.co.uk READ MORE: 37 photos to take you back to the Leeds Lord Mayor's Parade in the 1980s and 1990s | Seven 'then and now' images of iconic Leeds landmarks

Leeds has one and its still possible to walk around in it, albeit with special permission from Network Rail and possibly the management of the Queens Hotel.

5. Leeds underground

Leeds has one and its still possible to walk around in it, albeit with special permission from Network Rail and possibly the management of the Queens Hotel.
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Taken in September 2011 this photo reveals what lies beneath one of Leeds's most famous hotels.

6. Queen's Hotel

Taken in September 2011 this photo reveals what lies beneath one of Leeds's most famous hotels.
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City Square showing air raid shelters in April 1944. It was at the time the site of a public air raid shelter, this did not withstand the bombing and was significantly damaged.

7. City Square

City Square showing air raid shelters in April 1944. It was at the time the site of a public air raid shelter, this did not withstand the bombing and was significantly damaged.
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The tram stands housed underground toilets in December 1953.

8. Briggate

The tram stands housed underground toilets in December 1953.
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