London's hidden historic treasures

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The landmarks and attractions with an intriguing past

Missing a brolly? Missing a brolly? - © James Quinton
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London Underground Lost Property Office

Ever left your false teeth, harpoon gun or breast implants on the tube? Well, someone out there has. Welcome to the archive of the unwittingly discarded that is London Underground’s fabled Lost Property Office (LPO). Tucked around the side of Baker Street station it has been a fixture since 1933. The office collects, collates and returns lost items, not just found on the tube, but on buses, the DLR, at Victoria Coach station and in the city’s black cabs - creating a fascinating footnote to London history in the process.

TfL Lost Property Office, 200 Baker Street London NW1 5RZ (0845 330 9882/www.tfl.gov.uk)

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clive howard
clive howard

Can't see it any more, the smug people that live in the house put a fence around it, typical English mentality. It's ours and we cant make money out of it , therefor not yours.

London Cultureseekers Group
London Cultureseekers Group

If you are interested in exploring London's fantastic history and culture with other like minded people, then join the London Cultureseekers Group - www.cultureseekers.org We meet up 3-4 times a month and explore museums, art galleries, visit historical buildings, the theatre and go on guided walks. It's the best way to make friends whilst exploring London!

Talbot
Talbot

My family and I visited the caves last year. Not at all what I was expecting, the Aussie guide made it all very interesting. Beware the Haunted Alter !