Take Me to Court – The New York Transit Museum

The museum is cleverly housed in an abandoned subway station, Court Street. Court Street was originally opened in 1936 as part of the Independent Subway System, and served as a branch line or shuttle train to other nearby destinations. Low passenger numbers and a plethora of other stations to chose from led to the closure […]

Pullman Part Two – The Grimm Tales of Southwark

This week’s immersive theatre adventure took us to the foot of the Oxo Tower to see the second round of performances from Phillip Pullman’s Grimm Tales book. The evening is an immersive telling of six eerie tales from the book brought to life in atmospheric rooms by exceptionally talented storytelling actors. The first instalment of the […]

What Time is it? Time for the Caledonian Clock Tower!

Caledonian Park in North London is a peaceful and beautiful park. It was initially built by John Bunstone Bunning and opened in 1855 as the Metropolitan Cattle Market. It had pen areas for he selling and trading of cattle, sheep and pigs filling the land around a central 46metre clock tower. This tower is the treasure of […]

Catching the Last Train to Ongar – A Day Out at the Epping – Ongar Railway

The Epping – Ongar railway is a stretch of effectively abandoned track and stations at the far end of the Central line. The line originally opened to passengers on 24th April, 1865 as part of the the Great Eastern Railway. This extension on the existing line included the stations Debden (originally Chigwell Lane), Theydon Bois, […]

The Drowned Man and the Artist’s Response

Recently, Immersive theatre Maestros Punchdrunk put on a hell of a show in London. They took over an abandoned firehouse in Paddington to build a complex, vast and detailed set to bring Woyzeck, a tale of jealously and betrayal, to life as The Drowned Man. I went to the show twice and loved it both […]

Tube Geeks on Tour – Geoff Marshall’s #Tubespotting

Everyone uses the tube in London. Most people touch in with their Oyster card, settle down with a Metro and look forward to arriving at their destination without giving their surroundings much more thought. Not so much tube expert, author and now stand up performer, Geoff Marshall. The man likes the tube, specifically the tube map, […]

An Immersive World War Woyzeck

Woyzeck at the Redbridge Drama Centre Directed by Kelly Taylor-Smith and Katharine Hurst 4 stars This week we headed out to the wilds of South Woodford for Scene Productions’ interpretation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck. The play tells the story of jealousy, betrayal, and the manipulation of man at the hands of others. It is a […]

All Aboard to Allentown – The Lehigh Valley’s Abandoned Railroad Stations

A tale of former passenger stations in Allentown, Pennsylvania – Allentown Terminal Railroad Station, Lehigh Valley Railroad Station and (East) Allentown Station for the Lehigh and New England Railroad Company. Allentown Terminal Railroad Station (ATR) and the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (LVR) are the stations I’ll cover most thoroughly; they were the two main stations […]

Open House London 2014 – A Sneak Peak of What’s To Come

Yet another Open House London has come to a close, and yet again it’s been a wonderful adventure. Open House London is a weekend when buildings through open their doors to people who would normally never get a look inside. Also, it’s free. You can find out more at londonopenhouse.org. In time, I’ll get blog posts up […]