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When a WW2 tunnel full of salads meets modern art
When a WW2 tunnel full of salads meets modern art

When a WW2 tunnel full of salads meets modern art

What happens when an abandoned WW2 under Clapham is used to grow salads, and then gives over some of the space to modern art?

Jun
21
2018
Turning the deep level air-raid shelters into cheap hotels
Turning the deep level air-raid shelters into cheap hotels

Turning the deep level air-raid shelters into cheap hotels

60 years ago, the Festival of Britain opened, largely at the South Bank in London, but it was actually a nationwide festival with events all across the country. However, London was the focus, and the city was barely recovering from

Apr
25
2011

A Tunnel Deep Under Trafalgar Square

Did you know there is a tunnel running deep under Trafalgar Square? Nope, neither did I as it happens! I had been told that the fountains in Trafalgar Sq were fed by ground water, but like many of the things

Apr
08
2010

Photography Banned in Greenwich Foot Tunnel

This is probably more the remit of The Greenwich Phantom, but as part of the Greenwich foot tunnel lies on MY side of the river, and this concerns a particular bugbear of mine, I shall talk about it. The tunnel,

Jun
07
2009

WW2 tunnels under London to be sold off

The infamous (amongst tunnel/military aficionados) tunnels under Chancery Lane are to be put up for sale at last. I have been aware that BT were working on decommissioning them for some time, and was trying to find out who was

Oct
15
2008

The world’s largest TBM

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, more famous in the UK for owning a football club than being a Russian businessman who did rather well out of some dodgy privatisations has reportedly ordered the world’s largest Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). At 19

Mar
26
2008

More hidden tunnels under London

I am sure you are familiar with my fascination with underground tunnels etc – and you probably know that in addition to the obvious tube network and municipal services, that there are a fair number of other tunnels under the

Feb
20
2008

Amsterdam Subway Done With Mirrors

Was checking for business news video clips for my day job and came across this clip from the Associated Press about how mirrors are being used to monitor building movements when tunneling under Amsterdam. Thought it was mildly interesting –

Dec
27
2007