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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


Photos from the Crossrail station construction site at Woolwich

While most of the focus on Crossrail is north of the river, the railway will have an important spur down towards South-East London, and this weekend was a chance to see the station box being built at Woolwich. The original


A look at some deep Crossrail tunnel shafts

A short walk from Canning Town tube and DLR station two vast holes have been dug into the ground by Crossrail, and in the not too distant future, one is to be filled back in again. These are access shafts


Photos from inside the abandoned Kingsway Tram Tunnels

An abandoned tunnel under Holborn that has been closed for 60 years is to come back to life over the next couple of years as it is to be taken over by Crossrail as a suitable location for some of their hidden enabling works.


Photos – The railway tunnels underneath Smithfield Meat Market

People using Farringdon tube and Thameslink stations will not be unaware that a considerable amount of construction work has been taking place over the past few years, and may know that a lot of work is going to carry on


Some photos of the Crossrail construction site at Tottenham Court Road

One of the larger and most visible construction sites for Crossrail has to be the massive site on the corner of Oxford Street and TCR – in what was always a ridiculously congested space for pedestrians. The site is split


More photos from inside the Connaught Tunnel

Last week I had a chance to go back into the Connaught Tunnel – the Victorian railway tunnel that runs underneath two of London’s docks and will be part of the future Crossrail service. As you may recall from my


70th anniversary of an aircraft factory hidden in a tube tunnel

After 16 months of preparation during the height of the blitz, a secret aircraft components factory was completed deep underground in North London in what were unfinished tunnels for the Central Line extension. The factory was completed in March 1942,


Looking down a Victorian pumping shaft in Docklands

A small octagonal brick building in docklands conceals a marvellous secret – an 18 metre deep Victorian shaft that is used to pump out water that leaks into the Connaught railway tunnel that runs under the docks. If you are


Photos from inside the Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf

It may not look it from the outside, but an important part of Crossrail’s Canary Wharf station has already been completed – and five months ahead of schedule. In fact it doesn’t really look completed when you have a look