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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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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