Rumour has it that Adolf Hitler planned to set up his UK headquarters in Senate House at the University of London, which is supposedly why it was never bombed in World War II. Many also consider the building to have been the inspiration for Orwell's Ministry of Truth in '1984'. Nothing too sinister about Senate House, then.
The University of Oxfordis another place thought to have been protected from bombardments during the nazi dictator’s invasion of Britain because he intended to make the city his capital.(Yes that is a cat that looks like Hitler.)