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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
Soho Square Gardener's Hut
Former WWII bunker hidden uner this gardener's shed.
Location: Soho Square Gardens, Soho
Description: This fragile weathered Tudor-style two-storey hut, shed or cottage is the emergency fire escape for a massive underground WWII bunker.
It's actually a former gardener's hut built in 1925 and also hides an electricity sub-station in the vaults below.
Plans are ongoing to convert the underground bunker into modern use.