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This WWII shelter in London is being converted into a snazzy new cafe

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A World War Two shelter near Clapham South Tube station is set to be converted into a cafe and events space.

Lambeth Council has granted Transport for London (TfL) permission to transform the grade II listed building for public use.

Located on the south eastern corner of Clapham Common, the rotunda is right above eight deep-level air-raid shelters which protected up to 8,000 Londoners during the Blitz.

Graeme Craig, TfL’s director of commercial development, said: “Clapham South’s deep-level shelters have played an important role in shaping the London that we know today.

“The planning approval that we have received from Lambeth Council means that this structure can once again be brought back to life.

“Linking the new restaurant or café above ground with the historic shelters below ground showcases how we are opening up our assets to Londoners and delivering value for fare payers.”

 

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