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23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Secret Tunnels - 100 feet down

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!

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Secret Tunnels - 100 feet down

The entrance to the government's tunnel network, from WWII.

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There is also ann entrence to this tunnel from the MoD building (cdpaul01)
Posted by cdpaul01 on 2011-07-09
The photograph is actually of an inscription I put in the dirt on the window of the entrance to Kingsway Bunker in High Holborn - now gone. (Wolstan Dixie)
Posted by Wolstan Dixie on 2009-09-13
Can you actually enter? (Curious)
Posted by Curious on 2009-02-15
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