A station on the Central Line in Travelcard Zone 1, opened on 30 July 1900. Initially known as Chancery Lane (Grays Inn). Takes its name from the Court of Chancery. The Public Record Office was, initially, nearby in Chancery Lane.
It is one of eight Underground stations with a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath it; after World War II this was turned into Kingsway telephone exchange. Access to the shelter was via the original station building and lift shaft as well as subsidiary entrances in Furnival Street and Took's Court