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Local schools visit Churchill’s bunker

Did you know that we own a secret World War 2 bunker in Dollis Hill? Codenamed ‘Paddock’, the bunker was built in 1940 as an alternative to the Cabinet War Rooms at Whitehall.

Only one War Cabinet meeting was held there during the war as Churchill felt that the conditions inside the bunker weren’t suitable.

Yesterday (9 June), two local primary schools, Avigdor Hirsch Torah Temimah Primary School and Pardes House Primary School, took the opportunity to visit. They were joined on their tours by a very special guest – Winston Churchill's lookalike!

We open the site to tours twice a year and the tours are run by volunteer members of Subterranea Britannica.  The next open day will be in September and we will be taking bookings from August. Go to our page on Churchill's bunker for more information.

School children at the Paddock

Photo credit: Ian Mansfield