Bomb Incidents

Volunteers and students have worked exceptionally hard researching civil defence records held at Westminster City Archives in order to give you a picture of what life was like in the West End during the war. 

" It was a privilege to handle the City of Westminster and St Marylebone Civil Defence records. I could follow the response to individual bomb incidents, minute-by-minute, in pencilled messages written under extreme pressure. The 70-year old documents had a fire-damaged smell about them: the actual atmosphere of the Blitz". Ronan Thomas, London-based journalist.

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Page link: Bomb Map Record
Bomb Map Record
Bomb Map Record of Incidents in the City of Westminster 1940-1945
Page link: Admiralty Arch
Admiralty Arch
17 April 1941
Page link: Alderney Street SW1
Alderney Street SW1
16 October 1940
Page link: Aldwych
Aldwych
30 June 1944
Page link: All Souls, Langham Place
All Souls, Langham Place
8 December 1940
Page link: Ashley Gardens SW1
Ashley Gardens SW1
16 November 1940
Page link: 30 Berkeley Square W1
30 Berkeley Square W1
18 September 1940
Page link: Bow Street WC2
Bow Street WC2
11 January 1941
Page link: 39 Bow Street WC2
39 Bow Street WC2
8 October 1940
Page link: BBC Broadcasting House
BBC Broadcasting House
15 October 1940
Page link: 55 Broadway SW1
55 Broadway SW1
14 October 1940
Page link: 39 Bruton Street W1
39 Bruton Street W1
16 September 1940
Page link: Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
13 September 1940
Page link: Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly
Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly
11 September 1940
Page link: Cafe de Paris
Cafe de Paris
8 March 1941
Page link: Carlisle Street W1
Carlisle Street W1
11 May 1941
Page link: Carlton Club, Pall Mall
Carlton Club, Pall Mall
14 October 1940
Page link: Carlton House Terrace SW1
Carlton House Terrace SW1
15 October 1940
Page link: Charing Cross Station
Charing Cross Station
16-17 April 1941
Page link: 3 & 4 Chesham Place SW1
3 & 4 Chesham Place SW1
8 November 1940
Page link: 20 Chesham Place SW1
20 Chesham Place SW1
27 September 1940
Page link: Christ Church, Broadway
Christ Church, Broadway
17 April 1941
Page link: 90 Claverton Street SW1
90 Claverton Street SW1
22 September 1940
Page link: 37 Conduit Street W1
37 Conduit Street W1
2 October 1940
Page link: 58 Conduit Street W1
58 Conduit Street W1
17 July 1944
Page link: District Line Railway
District Line Railway
10-11 May 1941
Page link: Dolphin Square SW1
Dolphin Square SW1
22 September 1940
Page link: 40 Dover Street W1
40 Dover Street W1
19 September 1940
Page link: 10 Downing Street
10 Downing Street
14 October 1940
Page link: Duchess Theatre WC2
Duchess Theatre WC2
8 October 1940
Page link: Eaton Square SW1
Eaton Square SW1
11 May 1941
Page link: Eaton Terrace SW1
Eaton Terrace SW1
11 May 1941
Page link: Ebury Bridge SW1
Ebury Bridge SW1
21 December 1940
Page link: Garland's Hotel SW1
Garland's Hotel SW1
8 March 1941
Page link: Gloucester Street SW1
Gloucester Street SW1
10 November 1940
Page link: Great Peter Street SW1
Great Peter Street SW1
11 November 1940
Page link: 24 Greek Street W1
24 Greek Street W1
11 October 1940
Page link: 27-28 Grosvenor Street W1
27-28 Grosvenor Street W1
9 October 1940
Page link: Hallam Street W1
Hallam Street W1
10-11 May 1941
Page link: 34 Hill Street W1
34 Hill Street W1
18 September 1940
Page link: Home Office, Whitehall
Home Office, Whitehall
17 October 1940
Page link: House of Commons
House of Commons
10-11 May 1941
Page link: Hovis Wharf SW1
Hovis Wharf SW1
11 December 1940
Page link: Jermyn Street SW1
Jermyn Street SW1
17 April 1941
Page link: John Lewis, Oxford Street
John Lewis, Oxford Street
18 September 1940
Page link: King Street, St James's
King Street, St James's
23 February 1944
Page link: Laundry Yard SW1
Laundry Yard SW1
11 October 1940
Page link: Leicester Square
Leicester Square
16 October 1940
Page link: Lowndes Street SW1
Lowndes Street SW1
15 October 1940
Page link: Marble Arch Station
Marble Arch Station
17 September 1940
Page link: National Gallery
National Gallery
12 October 1940
Page link: New Scotland Yard
New Scotland Yard
11 May 1941
Page link: 21 Old Bond Street W1
21 Old Bond Street W1
16 September 1940
Page link: Old Palace Yard, Westminster
Old Palace Yard, Westminster
27 September 1940
Page link: Pall Mall SW1
Pall Mall SW1
23 February 1944
Page link: 20-24 Park Lane W1
20-24 Park Lane W1
11 May 1941
Page link: Queen Anne's Mansions SW1
Queen Anne's Mansions SW1
13 September 1940
Page link: Queen's Gate SW7
Queen's Gate SW7
19 February 1944
Page link: Queen Street Post Office W1
Queen Street Post Office W1
24 November 1940
Page link: Regent Palace Hotel W1
Regent Palace Hotel W1
30 June 1944
Page link: Regent Street W1
Regent Street W1
11 September 1940
Page link: Rutherford Street SW1
Rutherford Street SW1
18 June 1944
Page link: Savile Row W1
Savile Row W1
16 September 1940
Page link: Selfridges, Oxford Street
Selfridges, Oxford Street
18 September 1940
Page link: Shepherd Street W1
Shepherd Street W1
16 November 1940
Page link: St Anne's, Soho
St Anne's, Soho
24 September 1940
Page link: St Clement Danes, Strand
St Clement Danes, Strand
10-11 May 1941
Page link: St James's, Piccadilly
St James's, Piccadilly
14 October 1940
Page link: Sussex Street SW1
Sussex Street SW1
7-8 September 1940
Page link: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
15 October 1940
Page link: Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
12 October 1940
Page link: Victoria Station
Victoria Station
1940-1945
Page link: Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
10-11 May 1941
Page link: Westminster City School
Westminster City School
16 November 1940
Page link: The Worst Raid
The Worst Raid
10-11 May 1941
Page link: York Street/Baker Street W1
York Street/Baker Street W1
18 September 1940