Kelvedon Hatch: The Secret Nuclear Bunker in Brentwood

Visiting the Kelvedon Hatch was surreal. It’s just crazy to imagine that this secret bunker housed around 600 people in the 20th century for a multiple reasons; be it as headquarters for the RAF, civil defence or for a government hideout.

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I’m afraid I couldn’t get photos of the inside of Kelvedon Hatch but the exterior pictures clearly show that the bunker was in the middle of nowehere, surrounded by country life and a few traditional tanks or war weapons.

Living my day to day life and being so busy made me forget the struggles of war or government threats. So my experience in the bunker, which showed rooms and rooms full of technology (which used to be new but felt ancient!) or the bedrooms, health centre, ventilation systems and more, opened up my eyes to how difficult it must have been in the previous century when nuclear bombs were threatened to be dropped on England. It also showed just how much the government believed that there was that threat of a nuclear war too!

I really recommend it. It was a fascinating visit, a good history lesson and a much needed wake-up call to remember to be thankful for how we’re living at this very moment.

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • May 17, 2015

    Melanie Kay Zelnick

    This looks like a really cool place to visit!
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    • June 10, 2015


      Definitely an extraordinary scene to visit x

  • May 17, 2015


    Such an interesting place, thanks for sharing! I love your photos!

    • June 10, 2015


      Many thanks 🙂