The Chateau LadyBug is a beautiful place to explore, with a lot of different styles and photo opportunities.
The main building was built during the XIXth century.
It became a restaurant during the 80's when a rich investor decided to reconvert himself in the restauration.
He renovate the place to reach the standards of the most famous restaurants, hire a famous cook and won a star in the Michelin Guide quickly.
Things turned bad for the owner when his chief cook decided to quit.
Then, he tried to test his luck again by hiring two new cook, but without success, at all...
Customers started to desert the place, bills started to piles up and bankrupt arrived few months later.
Currently, the place is for sale for more than 2M.
We explored it just in time before it was closed and cameras were installed.
The company was established in 1949 , they relocated in 2015 to a more central location and just left the site ,
there is a small petrol station at the front consisting of two bungalows , one is fairly empty and the other is full of paperwork from the petrol sales ,
not a huge ammount left in the factory but a fair bit of office stuff laying round and a few work stations , decaying nicely in a few places
on with the pics from my visit
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a place i pass by quite often,
poped in here for a look back in 2016 , long before the fire gutted half the building, tho ive seen it recently on YT it looks a bit different now
once it was uaed as a health spa which is why some of the bits and bobs seem to have been from that period of the buildings use
the place finaly closed in 2007 due to there not being enough couples and attracting mostly single blokes
the management had to draft in hookers from wolverhampton to take care of buisness
this kind of just made it a bit of a nocking shop and wasnt realy legal so it closed down in the end
on with the picks
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An independent members only club, dedicated to the working man who required a certain place for private meetings and events.
This place has a little bit of everything. Dark, creepy unlit rooms, and rooms where light was still flourishing through the gaps and crevices.
It has had many aliases since the buildings birth in the 1920's and had less than 300 members.
Along the many years the workmens club was usually packed full of people, to the point you couldn't even move.
Slowly but surely however the club started to lose money as members became scarce. It couldn't pay it's own way and since the number of members started dwindling,
the Workmans club had to close its doors to the few remaining loyal members.
Now sits empty and has done for more than 6 years now.
Hopefully the building can see new life in the near future, but for me it was good to get an unusual view of the club.
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A few photos from an exploring roadtrip of Essex and Kent with Mookster and our American explorer friend from back in April. Another backlog, and another one where I managed to set my camera to JPEG. DOHHH!!!!
We clambered through some undergrowth and spent about 45 minutes inside. We were in one of the large corridors and heard barking. We absolutely pegged it down the corridor; I'm carrying quite a lot of extra weight so there was no chance to sneak into a side room for 10 mins. We heard the inevitable "OI!" from about 300 yards down the corridor, we'd been seen. I don't believe in running when actually caught; so we turned back and walked up to the security and explained ourselves.
He asked us how we got in, marched us to the gate and let us go onto the road right by my car. result!
I think our American friend was pleasantly suprised by how easy it went down.
St George's Hospital is a disused hospital situated on Suttons Lane in Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering, in North East London. It opened its doors in 1939 as "Suttons Institution" and was used during World War II to house airmen from the nearby RAF Hornchurch. In 1948 during its advent into the NHS; it was renamed St George's.
The site has remained empty since 2012 and the vacant site has since been transferred into the ownership of NHS Property Services when the company was formed in April 2013.
There are plans are in place for a new health centre on site, with the remaining land being converted to housing; Quelle Supríse!