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Uxbridge MP Boris Johnson visits new Battle of Britain bunker visitor centre

Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, enjoyed a visit today to see the progress of the building of a brand new visitor centre at the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge, west London.

Boris Bunker

News release: 21 April 2017

Hillingdon Council has invested nearly £6 million into the new high tech visitor and education centre at the Battle of Britain bunker, and the centre is due to formally open in Spring 2018.

The bunker played a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom in its darkest hour in 1940, and the state-of-the-art development will house a variety of museum exhibits, a cafe and gift shop, a lecture theatre, plus additional facilities for schools, corporate events and functions.

Cllr Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council said: "The new visitor centre at the Battle of Britain bunker will enhance the experience for more than 7,000 tourists who visit each year, as well as attracting new visitors to this amazing part of our national heritage.

"I was delighted to join Boris Johnson, who has been a major supporter of this project, to see the progress of the building work, and we are really looking forward to the official opening of the centre next year. London's air defence was controlled from the bunker throughout World War II and was visited by both King George VI and Winston Churchill, so the new centre will be fitting for such a place of national and international significance."

For more information, please visit: The Battle of Britain Bunker

 

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