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Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Inside the hidden vaults under the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Experts had long thought the mighty stone foundations of the Clifton Suspension Bridge were as solid as the bedrock they stood upon. The experts were wrong.

Oct
29
2016
The hidden wonders behind closed doors and under streets
The hidden wonders behind closed doors and under streets

The hidden wonders behind closed doors and under streets

A lot of people have a fascination with the disused London Underground, London’s sewers or “secret” military bunkers, and I count myself amongst them, to the point of being a bit of a geek in my degree of interest. However,

Dec
12
2011
Photos – underground brick vaults by the Mall
Photos – underground brick vaults by the Mall

Photos – underground brick vaults by the Mall

The Mall Galleries, housed within the Grade I listed Carlton House Terrace on The Mall, is to have its previously unseen brick vaults restored, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Dec
05
2011
Turning the deep level air-raid shelters into cheap hotels
Turning the deep level air-raid shelters into cheap hotels

Turning the deep level air-raid shelters into cheap hotels

60 years ago, the Festival of Britain opened, largely at the South Bank in London, but it was actually a nationwide festival with events all across the country. However, London was the focus, and the city was barely recovering from

Apr
25
2011
Pipes under pavements exposed in all their nakedness
Pipes under pavements exposed in all their nakedness

Pipes under pavements exposed in all their nakedness

Most people will harbour a mild curiosity about what is under the pavements and roads we walk along, even if such curiosity only emerges blinking into the light of conciousness on the rare occasion that said pavement is dug up

Mar
27
2011

Coming Soon – Guided Tours of Aldwych Tube Station

UPDATED 23rd Sept: All tickets are now SOLD OUT and it is highly unlikely that they will let people go in on the day. I am going tomorrow (Friday) and expect to have a report on this blog in the

Sep
01
2010
Pictures of the Digging of the Fleet Sewer
Pictures of the Digging of the Fleet Sewer

Pictures of the Digging of the Fleet Sewer

Another extract from my collection of the Illustrated London News of 1845 – this time a short item on the enlargement of the earlier sewer system running under Fleet Street. As subterranean structures are a long running passion of mine,

Apr
16
2010

Sub-Brit Lecture at the Building Centre

Was back at the Building Centre in central London this morning for the final of their breakfast talks on subterranean London as part of their current exhibition. This morning’s talk was hosted by Andrew Smith from Subterranea Britannica (sub-brit), an

Apr
16
2008