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Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. In May 2008, more than a century after it was begun, the tunnel was finally completed. An extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope was installed at both ends which miraculously allowed people to see right through the Earth from London to New York and vice versa. On 15th June, having helped more than 50,000 people establish or rekindle transatlantic friendships, the Telectroscopes vanished, as mysteriously as they had first appeared.

A panaoramic view of the Telectroscope, The Mayor’s office and London Bridge in silhouette. A couple are glancing at the device as the walk past.

A very special visitor spent her birthday at the Telectroscope in London on 14th June…

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Your comments…

We all really enjoyed our trip to the telectroscope – it was very moving to see my baby niece, I nearly cried! Thanks again.



What a fantastic piece of public art. Please, please don’t remove it from More London – can it not be a permanent fixture? I want to make many more visits.



Amazing discoveries…


Alexander Stanhope St George, inventor of the Telectroscope, was inspired by a chance meeting with the great British engineer Brunel when he was still a child. St George’s great–grandson found this photograph after his grandmother’s death.

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