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Explore #186: King’s Hall Cinema and Methodist Church, Southall, London – June 2016

After our nocturnal adventures rooftopping in central London, we headed to Southall to explore this beautiful derelict church… unfortunately I only managed to take one shot before things went rather wrong! History (rewritten from here) The 3-storey King’s Hall was built in 1916 with a stone and brick facade, designed by architect Sir Alfred Gelder of Hull. It was operated by the Uxbridge and Southall Wesleyan Mission, and screened religious films. By 1926 it was operating as a regular cinema,…

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Explore #185: Rooftop OCP, London -June 2016

Back in the UK after my weeklong roadtrip to Germany and Poland, I popped down to London for a spot of rooftopping at this 18-storey office development in the heart of the City. After scouting the perimeter James, Jade and I identified the most secluded spot to avoid security and cameras, and after some quick climbing and ducking through the site we worked our way to the roof… The top of The Shard was obscured by the rather damp and…

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Explore #156: Zeche M / Heinz Mine P, Germany – February 2016

Explore #3 of ‘The Smell of Cheap Cologne Tour’ It was a pre-dawn start on Day Two of our German weekender as we knew our next target had active on-site security patrols, and the cover of darkness (or at least very first light) always helps improve the odds! History I can’t give away any specifics about this location – its beginnings can be traced back to 1860s, and grew during the 20th century to be a very large and important…

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