ONE of Britain’s most historically significant sites is to open to the public following an overwhelming response from local people.

More than 3,000 turned out to a trial open weekend at the Battle of Britain Bunker at RAF Uxbridge last year, and now the RAF has decided to take it to the next level.

The bunker, off St Andrew’s Road, will open its doors every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm from March 23, for three months.

Its original operations room and accompanying museum will be available for visitors to look around at their leisure, just as Winston Churchill did on several occasions during the Second World War.

Previously admission was by appointment only, meaning many local people had never been inside the national treasure.

As word spreads, the bunker is likely to draw visitors from far and wide.