Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hi-Diddly-Dee, The Underground Life For Me!

A hidden network of tunnels 100ft under Central London goes on sale today.

The Kingsway Tunnels were built in 1940 as deep air-raid shelters and have since been used as a war command headquarters, a library and the telephone exchange that connected the presidents of the US and the USSR in the Cold War.

The Post Office took over the tunnels after the Second World War, and now its successor, BT, has put them up for sale. With 77,000 sq ft (7,153 sq m) of space under the centre of the capital available, offers of £5 million are expected.

Access to the mile-long system of horizontal and vertical shafts is through unmarked doors in High Holborn, and the site is fully equipped with electricity, water supply and ventilation equipment.

Only 5 million pounds sterling to buy. I guess someone with a fetish for the old TV show Beauty and the Beast might be interested. Hell, if I had the money I'd buy it myself, who am I kidding.

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