Underground London: adventures in the secret city beneath our feet. At 2am on a cold winter’s night in London last year I was loitering in the shadows on Furnival Street near Chancery Lane tube station with a veteran urban explorer called Lucy Sparrow.
Across the street was a six-storey building with scaffolding haphazardly arranged on its facade, pinioned by a large blue wooden hoarding and an aluminium sign reading: “Caution - deep manhole. Do not enter.” Our fingers were going numb in the cold as we waited for a black cab parked at the end of the street to leave. It looked like he was taking a break, listening to a late-night radio show, but after what felt like hours he finally clicked on his lights and pulled away.
We withdrew into the darkness as he drove past. London Topological – BLDGBLOG. [Image: Embankment, London, ©urban75].
As something of a sequel to BLDGBLOG’s earlier post, Britain of Drains, we re-enter the sub-Britannic topology of interlinked tunnels, drains, sewers, Tubes and bunkers that curve beneath London, Greater London, England and the whole UK, in rhizomic tangles of unmappable, self-intersecting whorls. London Transport - Derelict London. Report - - Finsbury Underground Reservoir, North London - August 2013. London urban explorers. Bookham MGMFL-1AEJ28 Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifier - EDFA Silicon Valley Techparts. Urban Exploration photography locations. Finding hidden secrets… Why are the doors closed if there’s nothing behind them worth seeing?
If there’s a way in I’ll take it, take a look around and take some pictures. It’s amazing what you can find behind closed doors. All the photos on this website are taken at locations that are generally considered to be off limits to the public. Forgotten and abandoned places often hold stunning architecture, left to decay. So, you break into places? No, absolutely not! Where are these places? In order to safeguard the locations I visit from damage or theft, I may use a code-name rather than the real property name or address. Copyright and use of my images Feel free to share my pictures onto any social media website, using the share buttons provided or ensuring you include a link back to my website.
If you would like to use any of my images on your own website, for a school/university project, for a print publication, or any other public or commercial purpose please contact me. London urban explorers. Underground urban explorers - C�utare Google. Underground urban explorers. Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath London. In exactly four years' time, Europe's biggest infrastructure project will open to the public.
Crossrail is a new railway line running from east to west across London. It sounds simple enough but this is a project on a scale that echoes the great Brunel himself. It includes 26 miles of tunnels and we were lucky enough to go down a few, just to see how they are getting on. I say lucky. You should try climbing down 50 metres of claustrophobic metal staircase in full safety gear and carrying all the camera kit.
The hole we disappeared down will eventually be the new Liverpool Street Crossrail station. Image copyright Getty Images Our guide John, a man who also helped build the Channel Tunnel, took us past all the machines, beeping lorries, cherry pickers and men, away from the lights, down a dark tunnel which eventually just, erm, stops. Subterranean London. These have served a number of purposes: Water and waste Since its foundation, the Thames has been at the heart of London.
Many tributaries flow into it and over time these have changed from sources of water to open sewers and sources of disease. As the city developed from a cluster of villages, many of the existing rivers were buried or canalized: see subterranean rivers of London. The rivers failed to carry the sewage of the growing metropolis. The Thames Water Ring Main is a notable modern piece of large-scale water supply infrastructure, comprising 80 km of wide-bore water-carrying tunnels. E: London Topological. Underground London: Secrets of the deep.
Hidden London. Hidden London is excited to offer tours in 2016 for the following locations; Important information Age restrictions: Children under 16 years of age are not permitted onto the tours due to health and safety restrictions.Clothing: Visitors must wear flat sturdy shoes.
Guests wearing open toe sandals, shoes or high-heels will be refused entry due to a health and safety requirements.Terms and Conditions: T&Cs for each tour, including arrival instructions, health and safety requirements and ticketing, are available on the individual tour pages and will also be sent via email with your tickets.Priority Booking: Priority booking is offered to members of LTM Friends society and LTM newsletter subscribers. Please note that due to the limited number of tickets available priority booking does not guarantee ticket purchase. Upon purchase, you will receive your ticket(s) via email to the email address you provided. Shop Tours offers *On the door price. Further information. 9 secrets and little known things about the London Tube. It isn’t just really expensive and subject to delays.
There’s more to the London Underground system that meets the eye. It is is one of the oldest and biggest metro systems in the world, with lots of quirks and even its own commuter etiquette. Home - Subterranea Britannica.
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