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Tickets Alert – Tours of Churchill’s abandoned WW2 bunker
Tickets Alert – Tours of Churchill’s abandoned WW2 bunker

Tickets Alert – Tours of Churchill’s abandoned WW2 bunker

Deep under a housing estate in North London lies one of WW2’s greatest secrets, the reserve Cabinet War Rooms that lay hidden and waiting, just in case the (now) more famous Westminster bunkers were destroyed.

Feb
02
2018
Ticket Alert: Date announced for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker
Ticket Alert: Date announced for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker

Ticket Alert: Date announced for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker

Deep under a housing estate in North London lies one of World War Two’s greatest secrets, the reserve Cabinet War Rooms that lay hidden and waiting just in case the (now) more famous Westminster bunkers were attacked.

May
24
2016
Date announced for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker
Date announced for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker

Date announced for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker

Deep under a housing estate in North London lies one of WW2's greatest secrets, the reserve Cabinet War Rooms that lay hidden and waiting just in case the (now) more famous Westminster bunkers were attacked.

Jan
16
2014
200th anniversary of London’s public gas supply
200th anniversary of London’s public gas supply

200th anniversary of London’s public gas supply

Two hundred years ago the first public gas supply was built in London, initially to light the streets, but also to supply some local houses.

Oct
20
2013
Reserve your places for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker
Reserve your places for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker

Reserve your places for a rare tour of a WW2 Bunker

While the Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster are very famous, there was a reserve bunker built in North London just in case the Westminster bunker was bombed.

Feb
07
2013
More from the WW2 bunker under a North London housing estate
More from the WW2 bunker under a North London housing estate

More from the WW2 bunker under a North London housing estate

If you were one of the lucky few hundred people to get tours of the WW2 bunker underneath a housing estate in Dollis Hill on Open House Weekend, then you saw everything that is safe to show on tours, but

Oct
07
2012
Going inside a decaying WW2 Bunker underneath North London
Going inside a decaying WW2 Bunker underneath North London

Going inside a decaying WW2 Bunker underneath North London

Hidden under a modern housing estate in North London lies the remains of what was once one of the most secret of military installations built during World War 2. Now needing pumps to keep water down to a manageable level

Jul
21
2012

Churchill’s other Cabinet War Rooms

Another in my periodic series on how to visit little known places. — Whilst well known in subterranean and military lore – there are few members of the general public who are aware that in addition to the infamous Cabinet

Mar
11
2009