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  1. LashedLlama

    Report - Clapham Storm Releif & South Western Storm Sewer, London - November 2020

    History: Clapham Storm Relief, or more commonly dubbed "Lucky Charms Drain" makes up just one of the many underground sewer networks across the capital, and was constructed during the late 1800s. During the 19th century, Sir Joseph Bazalgette designed the modern-day sewer system, in response to...
  2. LashedLlama

    Report (Permission Visit) The Godstone Main Series Firestone Mine, Surrey - October 2020

    History: The Godstone main series firestone mine, is located deep beneath the forest floors of Surrey, and dates back as far as the 1600s. The mine first began its life as a vital source of flint, or commonly named "firestone". Originally, this mine comprised of 5 different networks, The Roman...
  3. Discoverdecayuk

    Report - Millennium Mills (aka Spillers limited)--Royal Victoria dock--12.06.20//10.10.20

    DEBUT MINI REPORT BY "DISCOVERDECAYUK" INTRODUCTION: Discoverdecayuk is the name of an urbex group created this year by myself and my two best friends. We share a love for urban history, exploring of abandoned places sites and locations across London and potentially Europe. Here is my first...
  4. LashedLlama

    Report - Battersea B & C Thames Tunnels, London - October 2020

    History: After the completion of the famous Battersea Power Station in 1933, 4 sets of tunnels were bored under the Thames. The first is known as "Battersea Steam Tunnel", which with the clue being in the title, was built to act as a surplus heat discharge outlet, as even when all 4 of...
  5. lpphevs

    Report - Camden Catacombs East Section - September 2020

    THE EXPLORE So we began blowing up an inflatable canoe on the side of Regents Canal footpath much to the confusion and amazement of passers by. When it was finally ready, we hopped in and nearly got crushed by a large tourist boat why proceeded to tell us 'we were on the wrong side', despite...
  6. LashedLlama

    Report - Balfron Tower, London - September 2020

    History: Balfron Tower in Poplar, East London, was completed in 1967, and designed by architect Ernö Goldfinger. The tower itself is actually part of a much larger area, known as the Brownfield Estate, which was completed 6 years prior to Balfron Tower, all designed in the same traditional 60's...
  7. LashedLlama

    Report - Storm Releif Chalk Mine, Dartford, Kent - September 2020

    History: In the latter half of the 19th century, the railway network had expanded rapidly, connecting up towns and villages to London, enabling more people to still work within the capital, but move out into the countryside. With this, grew a demand on houses, and consequently, an even greater...
  8. LashedLlama

    Report - Finsbury Tower, Islington - London, June 2020

    Background Information: Construction on the Finsbury Tower in Islington, London, first began in September 2018 and is set to be completed by August 2021. Originally, the site was home to an old disused 1960's office block, but with the need for space in London increasing daily, the construction...
  9. LashedLlama

    Report - Camden Lock Underground Vaults (The Winding Chambers) - London, March 2020

    History: Constructed beneath the streets of Camden, and designed by railway engineer Robert Stephenson, this set of underground vaults under Camden Lock were used to house stationary winding engines to haul locomotives along the railway line above the vaults. The stationary winding engines...
  10. E

    Report - Millenium Mills, East London - Febuary 2020

    Millennium mills The Millennium Mills were one of the largest flour mills in London during the early half of the 20th century. The building was largely destroyed by bombing during the second world war but was then rebuilt in 1945-1950 before eventually closing with the decline of the royal...
  11. lauratheexplorer

    Question - Abandoned Theatres/Cinemas around Essex/London/Brighton?

    Hi all! So just getting into the whole urbex scene fairly recently and as a film fanatic would love to see some abandoned theatres/cinemas. Does anybody know of any in/around the London/Essex/Brighton area, as my group and I don't really have the time or facilities to travel too far. Thanks!!
  12. LashedLlama

    Report - The Camden Catacombs, London - February 2020

    Visited with @james nichols History: Every day, thousands of people walk the streets of Camden completely unaware of the 19th-century network of tunnels and vaults that lay beneath their feet, and with next to no surface features, this particular network has gone, for the most part, unnoticed...
  13. G

    New member in Essex.

    Hello. I'm a new member in the East London / Essx area. I'm interested in exploring a wide range of buildings such as schools, hotels, cinemas and hospitals, as well as underground tunnels, bunkers, . I've done a few sites across the country and in Europe including the Fisons factory, Wheal...
  14. LashedLlama

    Report - St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, Lambeth, London - January 2020 (Renovation Stage)

    The St Thomas's Hospital Medical School in Lambeth was founded in 1550, but underwent an extensive building programme between 1693 and 1709 where all of the hospital's wards were extended and over 300 more beds were added. It was also around this time that medical training was formalised at the...
  15. dodgeordare

    Noob encounter

    Yo I’m new, have not been to a lot of places. But I am starting to get into it, as i always have wanted to. So of course, I do not know many places. I would hope if i could get a head start or something? Totally trustworthy. Friend and I just want an adventure. Im looking for london/surrey...
  16. LashedLlama

    Report - The Madison, Canary Warf, London - December 2019

    "Finally at floor 27, we're halfway there mate!"... Oh what I would've given to fast forward up to floor 54... It had been an exceptionally lengthy evening in London, and despite successfully accessing all other locations that myself and @James Cross had planned, we simply couldn't resist...
  17. d1zzy

    Late hello from london

    what's up, i'm 23 and i've been into urbex for a long time now but never got round to finding anyone to meet up and do it with, think i signed up to this forum a while back too but wasn't able to really utilise it properly at the time. i've not been out myself yet at all so i'm kind of looking...
  18. LashedLlama

    Report - 155 Bishopsgate, London - November 2019

    "I reckon that one's possible, my mate got 15 people up there recently!"... famous last words. The initial plan for the evening was to return to a rooftop in Whitechapel that my mate and I had recently accessed, but, after making it up to the 25th floor, we were quick to realise that the...
  19. LashedLlama

    Report - Draper House, Elephant and Castle - November 2019

    "Oh well, there's always plan B just down the road"... and plan B is exactly what we resorted to! After our initial target for the day didn't quite work out, we made the decision to give one of our backup locations a bash. That being a 25 story tower block...how spectacular! Constructed in...
  20. A

    Report - Royal London Hospital Dentist School, London - November 2019

    I saw this place mentioned on the "Leads, Rumours..." board 4 years ago, but didn't hear anything more about it. So this week, when we failed to get into another location in London, we thought we'd give this place a quick look to see if it was possible. It look about 30 seconds to work out how...
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