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London’s first underground farm opens in WW2 air raid shelter

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Pea shoots, radished, mustard, coriander, celery, parsley and rocket are all being grown under London
London’s first underground farm has begun growing herbs in a disused Second World War bunker.

Growing Underground, the capital’s only subterranean farm, will start trading to restaurateurs, in Covent Garden within weeks.

The farm, in old World War II tunnels beneath the Northern Line at Clapham, is the brainchild of West Country entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring, in partnership with Michel Roux Jr, the Michelin-starred chef.

The first phase of the farm, which includes a sophisticated lighting and irrigation system, is in the final stages of preparation for commercial supply.