Friday, 26 February 2010
The Nanny tunnel
A secret underpass under the Euston Road by Regents Park tube. The 'Nanny tunnel' was built in 1824 so nursemaids could lead prams to Regents Park without coming into contact with the riff raff on the busy 'bypass for London'. Apparently, local residents of Portland Place still use the passageway for their direct route to their garden; Regents Park. So said the gardener.
*RIBA London is working with engineers Price & Myers to present a temporary pavilion in Park Crescent for the London Festival of Architecture. No AV available. Maybe speakers will use a megaphone.