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See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster
See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster

See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster

A short walk from Big Ben is a large exhibition about the tunnels under London, and -- much more importantly -- a working tunnel boring machine, made from Lego.

May
19
2017
Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 1
Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 1

Walking through a Tunnel under the Thames — Part 1

Earlier today, people queued up outside Rotherhithe Station for a rare chance to walk through a railway tunnel under the Thames. Yet next to them ran another tunnel, also under the Thames and also equally rarely walked through.

May
24
2014
A few photos of the “secret” Whitehall cable tunnel
A few photos of the “secret” Whitehall cable tunnel

A few photos of the “secret” Whitehall cable tunnel

Tunnel enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists will be well aware of a large tunnel running under Whitehall -- often codenamed as Q-Whitehall.

Jul
19
2013
New lifts at Greenwich foot tunnel – impress and depress at once
New lifts at Greenwich foot tunnel – impress and depress at once

New lifts at Greenwich foot tunnel – impress and depress at once

For the past year or so, the foot tunnel that runs under the Thames between the Isle of Dog and Greenwich has had the lifts out of action, and the staircase covered up in so much cladding that it is

Apr
17
2012
Photos inside a future Crossrail Tunnel
Photos inside a future Crossrail Tunnel

Photos inside a future Crossrail Tunnel

Last April I had a chance to walk through the length of the Connaught Tunnel, a disused railway tunnel in Docklands that will be refurbished for Crossrail. Today I went back for another look, although due to the now ongoing

Feb
02
2012

For Sale – a Model of the Rotherhithe Tunnel Shield

An auction house is about to sell off something I wouldn’t mind buying if I had a more generous wallet – a scale model of the tunnelling shield used to dig the (road) tunnel at Rotherhithe. “It’s a fabulous piece!

Mar
02
2011
More on the “secret” tunnel under Whitehall
More on the “secret” tunnel under Whitehall

More on the “secret” tunnel under Whitehall

There are many rumours of secret tunnels and facilities under London operated by the government, and while the vast majority of the rumours are just wishful thinking, various stories of a secret tunnel network under Whitehall are based on a very real and substantial tunnel.

Nov
20
2009
No to the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge
No to the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge

No to the Rotherhithe-Canary Wharf Bridge

A lobby group has been pushing for a pedestrian bridge to be built linking Canary Wharf with Rotherhithe – a route currently serviced by either a ferry service or (via a short walk) the Jubilee Line. It is being reported,

Feb
09
2009