Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lilliputian Police Station in London

The Lilliputian Police Station is the smallest police station in London, which is located in the South East corner of Trafalgar Square. It is easily missed, since it is so small and it does not remind people that it is a police station. It was built in the 1930s so it could serve as a watch post, since Trafalgar Square is located in the centre of the city and attracts countless protesters, rioters, marchers, tourists and pigeons.  

It is so small that it only fits one person. However it is currently a storeroom for cleaners, that is why all anyone can see now, through the glass window, are several mops. But until its abandonment it was a centre against protesters, having a direct line to Scotland Yard and slits in the walls like the ones found in castles in order to allow the officer inside to shoot at rioters if needed. 

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