A cluster of air traffic warnings to be aware of search lights in Central London next week.

Sadly, no idea why, but on the evening of Wednesday 9th September, there will be seven searchlights pointing up into the night sky in various locations around the center of London.

The air traffic alert says to be aware of the searchlights from 4:30pm to midnight.

The locations appear to be:

  • The Oxo Tower,
  • Southbank Centre,
  • Covent Garden,
  • Trafalgar Square,
  • St James Church, Picadilly,
  • Berkley Square,
  • Marble Arch


If anyone knows why they are there, let us know in the comments.


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  1. Katy Moon says:

    The Queen becomes our longest reigning monarch on this day, so it could be that?

  2. colm says:

    Maybe something to do with Apple?

  3. George G says:

    75th anniversary of the start of the Blitz?

  4. Paul says:

    Rugby world cup related?

  5. Steve Ehrlicher says:

    Well, it seems they could form a straight line. So not the letter ‘E’, then.

  6. colm says:

    St Mary Axe added

  7. Howard says:

    “…center of London.”

    Really, Ian, since when did you become American?

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