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In response to a written Parliamentary Question from Simon Hughes, (Hansard vol 282, col 863 15th October 1996), Armed Forces Minister Nicholas Soames released a site listing of known German Unexploded Bombs (UXB's) in the London area.
This data was reprinted from the Evening Standard - Wednesday 20th November 1996, based on information supplied by the Ministry of Defence.
The MoD has said action to make the devices safe would be taken only if it was thought they were unstable, so some of the unexploded bombs listed below may by now have been dug-up and neutralised.
Well spotted - the quote is wrong, Dr Johnson in 1777 said 'When a man is tired of London he is tired of life'. Well nowadays once that happens, the first stop is Heathrow Airport. Conversely when a woman was tired of life in Sherlock Holmes time, her first stop was Whitechapel.
It is this basis that we use to divide up London into 4 quadrants. A line running North/South through the House of Lords, bisected by a line running East/West following the Thames to the East, and the M4 to the West.
To assist you find the rough location of the UXB's we have also included the A-Z page numbers [in square brackets] for Place names rather than actual locations
Potters Bar 
In Germany the bombs of course were British, however there are three main concerns arising from UXB's.
However there are significant differences between Germany and the UK as regards surface geology, as affected areas tend to be sandy rather than clayey. This difference in hydrology and hydrogeology of UXB sites means that the risks in the UK tend to be less pronounced than in Germany.
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