Cold War nuclear bunker map shows every single shelter in the UK if missiles fly

A handy map tells you exactly where you can go in the event of a nuclear attack.

No one wants to think about the horrors of nuclear war, especially not on their own front door, but global conflicts have left the issue front and centre in the minds of many. The UK has a series of nuclear bunkers dotted around the country, which while they have never been used in anger serve as a chilling reminder of the possibility of atomic annihilation.

Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine, horrific events in both Israel and Gaza, simmering tensions with North Korea and military manoeuvres around Taiwan make up only a handful of the conflicts going on in the world but their high profile, global nature puts escalation at the forefront of the mind.

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If the worst were to happen then this network of bunkers might finally get their run-out – but where are they and how can you find out? Luckily the answer to that lies in a map filled in on Google.

These shelters aren’t necessarily going to be the most high-tech things you’ve ever seen as they were mainly built during the Cold War when tensions with the West and the USSR (now Russia) reached an all-time high. The government built a network of bunkers around the country during this period and geared them all up with communication equipment and supplies to help those inside survive.

Chillingly though, never was it thought that this network would be big enough for everyone in the UK to take shelter in. But, as tensions between east and west cooled, many of the bunkers fell into disrepair. Despite this, some 258 remain spread out across the country, as perSubterranea Britannica.

The spacing of the bunkers around the country gives some indication of where the government thought an attack might take place, with 46 bunkers located in London. Other major cities like Birmingham and Manchester also have a good number of bunkers dotted around.

Wales has 12 dotted in the north and south although none are located in the central valleys. Scotland meanwhile has 23 bunkers. The map also gives details on the bunkers describing their state of disrepair.

For example, one in Southwark, South London, has water sitting on the floor but the hand driers still work.

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