A little piece of secret history in London
Britains Smallest Police Station Trafalgar Square tucked in a pillar with a light on top. You will of walked passed it numerous times but may not of noticed. People rush to have their photo taken among the lions or sit round the fountains but rarely notice this interesting piece of history.
Opened in 1926 to control crowds and political protests in the square it was just big enough to house a burly police officer. It had a telephone line straight to charing cross police station to call for back up.
It was soon closed due to it not being that helpful, the light on top would also flash when help was needed. Let’s face it you would be a sitting duck hidden inside if the whole of trafalger square kicked off!
It wasn’t to last long and is now used as a cleaner’s cupboard for Westminster council. Thank you for reading my little piece of London history you can read more here.
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