Underground air-raid shelter feeding restaurants

Thursday 28 2017 3 weeks ago 18   London    Print

Report  Web Desk : LONDON: The World War II shelter in Clapham, which could protect up to 8,000 people from Nazi German bombs, consists of two large tunnels that were intended to one day become an extension of the London Underground. That never happened and the shelter lay abandoned for 70 years until two entrepreneurs, Steven Dring and Richard Ballard, decided to grow broccoli, coriander, fennel and a host of other vegetables as so-called micro leaves, also known as micro herbs, grown from seedlings but harvested early when the first leaves form. Staff wear protective clothing and there is a strong smell of vegetables and humidity in the shelter. 02