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Sam Jacob: Underground Bunker

Sam Jacob of Fat Architecture selects the Underground Bunker

Brook Road, NW2 7DZ, Saturday 8.30am-5pm, pre-book only Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, 020 8782 4239 or, free

It’s best to visit something that’s hard to see outside of Open House. I’d suggest the Underground Bunker in Neasden. On sleepy, suburban Brook Road you’ll find a steel door in what looks like a garage attached to some social housing. Behind is Churchill’s secret wartime bunker, code-named ‘Paddock’, a bomb-proof complex 12m below ground. It might be uglier than other places on the list, but it’s a piece of hidden London that more than compensates with its strange history.

Also recommends Welcome to SuperCroydon, Becontree Estate Bus Tour


Alan Dunlop: Capital City Academy

Jonathan Sergison: Garden Court Chambers

Alex Ely: Bart’s Hospital Great Hall

Andrew Mead: St Augustine’s Church

Sam Jacob: Underground Bunker

Terry Farrell: The Glasshouse

Jay Merrick: Dulwich Picture Gallery Mausoleum

Steve Parnell: Retro-eco house

Ben Adams: Royal College of Physicians

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