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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

WWII and Goodge Street



WWII and Goodge Street

A super-deep 1940s shelter was located here

Location: Tottenham Court Road, W1T 2HE

Description: In times gone by (thank the lord) and after World War II and the hideous bombings of the 1940s, the government decided to build a system of super-deep shelters attached to existing tube stations.

And so to Goodge Street, which was one of the many locations.

Holding 8,000 people, it was also the spot chosen by General Eisenhower for his own personal HQ (how nice for us!) from which he broadcast the announcement of the invasion of France in 1944.

What a nice man...! Still at least this shelter kept Londoners safe.

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WWII and Goodge Street

A super-deep 1940s shelter was located here


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