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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London
21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.
21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer
21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London
21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.
21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in 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.