The actions of London’s transport during WW2 are being highlighted by TfL’s corporate archives for the next few months.
One of the more curious stories that regularly crops up about the University of London’s Senate House is that it was saved from being bombed by Hitler who wanted to use it as a new headquarters for his Nazi government in the UK.
If you catch a train from London Bridge, then look out for a Spitfire fighter plane sitting in the middle of the main concourse.
London Transport Museum has secured funding to develop a new gallery that will explore the role of London’s transport during the First and Second World Wars.
One of the many maps of bomb damaged London has gone on show in the City of London’s heritage gallery, alongside a declaration about the end of WW1.
A photograph of a London Underground tube map made in a WW2 prisoner of war camp has emerged from a collection taken by a British inmate in the prison camp.
The ruined remains of a military church is on the verge of reopening part of the building following restoration work.
A series of WW2 tunnels under Clapham that were later used as a short term hotel for Windrush arrivals are being opened up for tours.
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.
Through a locked gate, down a road past more locked gates, and here on the edges of London is a grand building which played a very secretive role during WW2.
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.
Transport for London has secured planning permission to open up one of the WW2 bunkers dug deep under London for regular tours.
In 1938, as ideas were being made for the defence of London, plans were shown off to surround London with a massive “aerial mine-field” made from over a thousand deadly balloons.