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The Secret Sights Of London

July 20, 2017 10:06 AM
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London is full of abandoned and long forgotten secrets. From underground bunkers, government hideouts, forgotten passageways, escape tunnels, disused tube stations and derelict industrial buildings.

  • Bootstrap Company Bunker

    March 23, 2014 11:19 AM

    A surviving WW2 underground bunker situated behind The Print House, the industrial space features 5 separate cavernous rooms. Untouched for over 60 years, the bunker remains in its original state.

  • Aldwych Station

    March 20, 2014 11:06 AM

    Aldwych Station, originally know as Strand Station was closed in 1994. The disused street level entrance can still be seen on The Strand.

  • Cabinet War Rooms

    April 15, 2013 11:58 PM

    One of London's most famous tourist attractions. Situated under Whitehall in the centre of the Capital, the Cabinet War Rooms was Prime Minster, Winston Churchill's hideaway during the second, built in a reinforced basement beneath the treasury building.

  • Admiralty Citadel

    April 12, 2013 11:47 PM

    A huge, protected Second World fortress right in the middle of Central London, sat in between Horse Guards Parade and Saint James's Park.

  • PINDAR Bunker

    April 05, 2013 10:30 PM

    PINDAR is a secure government bunker complex, constructed in the 1990s beneath the Ministry of Defence headquarters on Whitehall in Central London.

  • Paddock Bunker

    April 05, 2013 12:49 AM

    Paddock was Winston Churchill's alternate Cabinet War Room bunker for World War II, constructed in 1939 but only visited once by the Prime Minister before it was abandoned in 1944.

  • COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room)

    March 21, 2013 12:55 AM

    COBRA is an acronym commonly used in the press for Cabinet Office Briefing Room A, the briefing rooms are a suite of secure, hardened meeting rooms used in times of national crisis by various government departments. COBR is now a term used to refer to both the facility and the committee.

  • Stockwell Deep Level Shelter

    May 06, 2009 10:33 AM

    During the Second World War eight deep level shelters were built underneath stations on the Northern Line. The Stockwell shelter was completed in 1942 and was used as a public shelter for a year in 1944. The shelter is now used as document archiving warehouse.


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