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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
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.