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UK Barbican / Albion Hotel, Lincoln - June 2016

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The Barbican Hotel in Lincoln was originally opened as a gentleman’s club in 1867. During the 1870s the building became the Albion Hotel, and was quite a prestigious place to stay in its time; an important early hotel which still retains original external features.

 

During the 1980s the hotel was renamed to the Barbican. In 2006 eight people were rescued from a blaze started in a bedroom on the second floor. The Barbican Hotel closed during the 2000s and despite being purchased by developers in 2008 has stood empty ever since.

 

Visited with @SpiderMonkey 

 

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The entrance hall was quite nice...

 

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Note the dome shaped roof lantern in the bar...

 

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Some areas were suffering the neglect...

 

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And other areas were in good condition, and very hotely...

 

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Looks a lot better inside than i had imagined :) 

 

Drove past this about a million times but was never sure whether or not it would be worth the effort - how wrong was I! 

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On 24/07/2016 at 11:51 PM, lincoln-teen said:

Odd question but how did you get in? Thinking of getting some shots of my own but didn't want to get there only to be unable to get in :) Thanks 

 

Nobody is going to give you an answer in public.

 

If only there was someone local to say, Lincoln, who could go check it out.

 

Oh wait.....

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