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  1. The_Raw

    Great Britain Samaritan Hospital for Women, London - February 2019

    The hospital first opened in October 1889 as the Free Hospital for Women and Children. In 1903 children ceased to be treated and in 1904 it became the Samaritan Free Hospital for Women. It had 88 beds in two sections; the surgical side with 11 wards of two beds each and 3 larger convalescent...
  2. AndyK!

    Great Britain HM Prison Holloway, London - August 2018

    HMP Holloway was the largest women’s only prison in Europe until its closure in 2016. Rebuilt between 1971 to 1985, the prison's design was intended to produce an atmosphere more like a hospital than a prison. This design was recognised as a failure in the 1980s as its lack of traditional wings...
  3. SouthCoastUrbex

    WW2 Shelter - Coulsdon - June 2018

    Hi all, We went and visited a WW2 Shelter last night on the outskirts of London. The place was absolutely incredible and even had left behind remnants. We found it that it had been unsealed again so we decided to set off straight away as we did not want to miss this chance. I hope you enjoy the...
  4. P

    climb partners london ans surounding

    looking for couple people who are game for climbs in and around london ?
  5. The_Raw

    Greenwich Magistrates Court, London - July 2017

    Designed by Architect to the Metropolitan Police, John Dixon Butler FRIBA, the Greenwich Magistrates’ Court opened in 1909 with an integral police station. The Symmetrical frontage is faced in Portland Stone in a free Classical style and features a central semi-circular tablet with Royal Coat of...
  6. Lavino

    Kings hall theatre southall London November 2017

    A very early start for this one. And thanks for my invite from the other 2 lads I went with @GK-WAX and @albinojay arrived here in the pitch black early hours. Luckily we didn’t have any trouble finding our way inside. We’re we found ourselves a room to wait for it to come light enough to have a...
  7. Landie_Man

    Kings Hall Cinema, Southall, London - September 2017

    Kings Hall Cinema, Southall, London - September 2017 Interesting one this one!  I'd wanted to do this for a while and had been planning to in the coming weeks but had been put off with the idea of its "unique access" which requires some planning in terms of times of entry! Situated on a very...
  8. WildBoyz

    60 Lombard Street, London - January 2017

    History Lombard Street is reputed to be one of London’s streets that is steeped in seven hundred years of banking history. It began life in the Roman times of Londinium as a wealthy city road. It later became a notable banking street on account of several Jewish goldsmith occupants sometime...
  9. WildBoyz

    Stratford Riverside, London - October 2016

    History The Stratford Riverside (an apartment block) is a ‘prestigious’ new riverside development situated on the Waterworks River, near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Once fully completed the project will be 29 storeys high and it will have a ‘striking’ glass façade. The building, which...
  10. WildBoyz

    Greenwich Peninsula, London - October 2016

    History “This is a historic day for Greenwich Peninsula and without doubt, this is one of the most exciting developments in London – of great significance to the capital as a whole, as well as to our borough. This scheme will bring the long-term regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula to fruition...
  11. WildBoyz

    Crystal Palace Subway, London - April 2016

    History The Grade II Crystal Palace subway is a former Victorian relic that lies beneath the A212. The arched subway, which led from the High Level line and station into the centre transept of The Crystal Palace, opened two days before Christmas day, in 1865. Constructed out of plate-glass and...
  12. WildBoyz

    Highgate Station, London - April 2016

    History Highgate Station was constructed in 1867, by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway, in a deep cutting that was excavated from Highgate Hill. The two tunnels penetrating the hillside from either side of the station were built some years before the station itself. Highgate Station was...
  13. WildBoyz

    Health and Safety Testing Facility, Harpur Hill - April 2016

    History Up on the bleak moorland, just outside the small spa town of Buxton, is Harpur Hill and its large 222 ha Health and Safety Testing Facility. Funded under the Government’s Private Finance Initiative, the £56 million laboratory was constructed back in 2002. Years ago, back in 1938...
  14. U

    Doughty House - Richmond - March 2016

    History: Doughty House is a large house on Richmond Hill in Surrey, England, built in the 18th century, with later additions. It has fine views down over the Thames, and both the house and gallery are Grade II listed buildings. The house was named after Elizabeth Doughty, who lived there from...
  15. MrT

    Permission, Aldwych Tube Station, London, February 2016

    Managed to bag some tickets for London's disused station, Aldwych. Not been south for a while, so got a nice early train down and had a good walk round for the day. Construction started on 21 October 1905 with demolition of the Royal Strand Theatre which occupied the site, it opened as Strand...
  16. Maniac

    The Post Office Railway (Mail Rail) - London - 2015

    This was another one of those what the fuck just happened moments in my life.  So I was on my way back from (not so) sunny South Wales with @The_Raw @extreme_ironing and @sentinel after visiting @Lenston when I got a call from a very excited @Frosty. "Mail Rail is doable." I know by now if he...
  17. Otchie

    Battersea Power Station 10/2015

    Went with SK, Miss_anthrope and one non member Everyone knows the history but a quick copy and paste from Battersea.org The proposal to site a large power station on the south bank of the River Thames at Battersea in 1927 caused a storm of protest that raged for years. Questions were raised in...
  18. I

    Hello all, new Londonder here!

    Hi everybody, I'm a kiwi who has just arrived in London (via China, Mongolia, Central Asia etc) and just wanted to say hi! Have followed the posts on the facebook page but wanted to reach out to any fellow explorers in the London area who may be keen to get together and share stories, drinks or...
  19. The_Raw

    Battersea Power Station, London - October 2015

    A site that needs little introduction Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to the east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to an identical design, providing the long-recognized four-chimney layout. The station ceased generating electricity in...
  20. Pinkman

    Lincoln plaza, London Docklands – Nov 2015

    The Official sales chat - taken from the website Offering breathtaking views, first class facilities and superlative living accommodation in a location of international status, Lincoln Plaza is set to provide one of the most prestigious and sophisticated new landmarks on Canary Wharf’s iconic...

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