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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Secret Tunnels - 100 feet down
The entrance to the government's tunnel network, from WWII.
Location: Craig Court, off Trafalgar Square, WC2H
Description: Indeed, it is here where you'll find the real entrance to the government's tunnel network in an unassuming building in Craig's Court just off Trafalgar Square. Built to protect communication cables during World War II, the tunnels are around 100 feet below ground and pass from Nelson's Column, to the Houses of Parliament and beyond, even passing under 10 Downing Street where you'll find a lift into the PM's gaff...amazing!