Abandoned Palaces and Brick Subways – Crystal Palace Subway

Last September, as part of Open House London, a wonderful piece of London’s history was opened to the public – an abandoned Victorian subway that served as part of Crystal Palace (High Level) railway station in the area of South East London which is now commonly known as Crystal Palace. It’s a stunning time capsule of […]

The Simple World of Charing X – Hidden London Wins Again!

As part of the Hidden London tours of wonderful abandoned stations around London, I was lucky enough to jump on one of the practice tours of the hidden and abandoned pieces of Charing Cross underground station. Most of Charing Cross is still in operation, but this tour into one of the most complex station assemblies […]

Elevation – Getting High on NYC’s High Line

The High Line is New York’s latest architectural triumph; a formerly abandoned elevated railway from the 1930s which has been transformed into an excellent park in which visitors are able to travel over viaducts and rails that once were used to deliver goods to the city. The history of this abandoned railroad starts in the […]

Dig for Victory – The Clapham South Deep-Level Shelter

The London Transport Museum are currently running a series of Hidden London excursions to abandoned sites on or near tube stations. Last weekend Mr. @enjoytheviewEU and I headed deep underground to visit the Clapham South Deep-Level Shelter. Below you’ll find the history of and images of this incredible abandoned site in London. The Tunnels and […]

Of Mice and Mannequins – Anthromorphic Taxidermy with A Field Guide

My sister has a penchant for deciding that we are going to experience “sister bonding” whilst doing things I detest. This year she begged and begged until I finally agreed to accompany her to a Anthromorphic taxidermy class. Anthromorphic taxidermy is the stuffing and preserving of animals whilst giving them actions, accessories, or characteristics from […]

Emily’s Adventures in Banksy’s Dismaland

Banksy’s Dismaland has been the subject of much hype in the art world. It’s effectively an “anti-Disney” theme park in which themes of capitalism and ironic commentary on society run riot throughout a carefully curated selection of both gaudy and subtly clever artwork. This bleak theme park is perfectly situated in a derelict and abandoned […]

Traveling Back In Time at California’s Travel Town

There’s a gem for travel geeks nestled deep in the hills of Los Angeles’s Griffith Park. Travel Town is a dedicated patch of land full to the gills with old train stock, engines, trolleys and other travel-related paraphernalia. It was founded in 1952 and has an impressive collection which is sure to delight kids and […]

Through The Smoking Wardrobe – a Review of Lady Chastity’s Reserve

Lady Chastity’s Reserve, The Four Thieves Pub – Review Handmade Mysteries 4 stars For Lady Chastity’s Reserve, 2-5 players are locked in a small dusty room fully decked out as if a key has turned and preserved a time capsule to times gone by. You have one hour to search for clues, solve puzzles and uncover […]