The Winchester

"Not all those who wander are lost" – Tolkien


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March 8th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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  1. hey dude,
    for a while now ive been wanting to explore the london sewers…well, ever since i watched ninja turtles!!
    i was researching and found this blog…
    i would really like to meet up with some people who know some good spots to go and how to get around…
    a point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated…
    check out my website, i do some photography and art, so the sewers would be a perfect source of inspiration for me,



    17 Mar 11 at 11:09 pm

  2. Hey Clint, as I’m sure you’ll appreciate, we don’t run tours. If you’re after sewers, research the lost rivers of London (Fleet, Westbourne, Tyburn), check out the routes and then pop some lids in those areas. There’s plenty online to guide you. It took a while for us to find them but it’s just time spend pounding the pavement. In terms of postings on this site that may help, check out “Quest for the Westbourne” and “Drainor Mk2” for a few tips. Let me know how you get on! Winch.


    18 Mar 11 at 1:12 am

  3. Hi Winch, absolutely love the site!

    Do you happen to have an RSS feed? I can’t find one for the articles, only for comments on individual articles. In Firefox 6.0 with default settings, I think. I used to get RSS icons in the address bar, but that might have been with Opera.


    1 Sep 11 at 9:31 pm

  4. Hi, thanks for the feedback. I haven’t got an RSS feed but wouldn’t object to setting one up for the site.


    2 Sep 11 at 11:14 pm

  5. Hi, I’m I have always been interested in urban exploration having explored some places around Manchester.
    Being a student I have to do my dissertation and I have chosen to look at urban exploration as more of a chance to get involved.
    Where are you based? Anywhere near Manchester? As I would love to chat about or take part in what you get up to! If not would you be happy to chat via email?

    I am completely aware that urban exploration is all about confidentiality; I am prepared to consider this when carrying out my research!

    I will be very grateful also if you could provide any Manchester based contacts you might know of.

    Looking forward to hearing from you
    student in Manchester


    13 Oct 11 at 2:34 pm

  6. Hi,

    My name is Ruth Banks and I’m a journalist with London Tonight on ITV.

    I found your blog though a link on the London Consolidation Crew website and was wondering if you could put me in touch with the people who recently climbed up the shard?

    Can you please email me asap on

    Kind regards,


    Ruth Banks

    9 Apr 12 at 10:07 am

  7. Hi,

    I’m hoping to speak to you regarding urban exploring. I’m from the ABC, national radio in Australia.

    Please email your contact details, we’d like to have a quick chat with you on the phone.

    Many thanks,


    10 Apr 12 at 7:25 am

  8. Hello

    I am writing as co-curator of the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial.

    This edition of the BPB is themed around ‘The Politics of Space’ and I am working on a show about urban exploration.

    This will take the form of a projection shown in a converted shipping container on Brighton seafront as part of the main Biennial programme. The intention at present is to use photographs by different explorers showing the same location, to visually map these spaces. I would be delighted if you would allow us to include some of your photographs.

    I have included a list of likely locations here, but I am also open to suggestions.

    Many Thanks

    Ben Burbridge

    Urban Exploration Locations

    Bridgewater British Celophane Factory
    Brighton Sewers
    Bristol Sewers
    Cambridge Mullard Observatory
    London Battersea Power Station
    London Clapham Deep Level Shelter
    London Mail Rail
    London sewers and supply tunnels
    London The Shard
    London unused tube stations
    London Undeground Rivers and storm Relief

    Ben Burbridge

    13 Sep 12 at 6:55 am


    Some good shots of Moscow above and under

    Thanks for your pics btw


    23 Dec 13 at 8:14 am

  10. HI THERE,



  11. Hi,
    I work for London Wildlife Trust and am producing a non-profit publication about the river Effra and working with nature to reduce flood risk in Herne Hill. I would love to use your Rubix image, please let me know if this would be okay – going to print tomorrow!

    Best wishes,
    Helen Spring

    Helen Spring

    3 Dec 14 at 10:03 am

  12. Your site is featured in the resources section of a new book for teens that’s publishing this season. It’s called PLACE HACKING: Venturing Off Limits. (Twenty-First Century Books/Lerner Publishing) It has seven chapters that focuses on urban exploration, adventure, and infiltration. There’s also a chapter-long interview with Bradley L. Garrett, as well as many plenty of great images.

    In any case, you can download an advanced reading copy of this book via this link to NetGallery. (It’s free and simply requires you to log in.)

    We’d all appreciate any support in sharing news of this book, be that a review, an interview, a link to an online bookseller, or anything else that works for your online community. We’ll also gladly follow up with other organizations, blogs, or individuals you might suggest.

    Very happy to have you included (mostly in Bradley’s words!) in this book. All best to you.

    Many thanks, Michael J. Rosen

  13. Wow! I just found this site. Fascinating!

    When I was young I went to the Isle of Wight. I found the trains fascinating – they looked like discarded London tube trains. I bought a book about the trains: They actually were discarded London tube trains which had replaced the old steam trains. I read that there has been many more train lines there, so the next year I bought a flashlight and went to explore the closed-down part between Shanklin and Ventnor – it was supposed to end in a very long tunnel.

    It was fairly easy to see where the tracks had been. It was very idyllic; some parts had been converted to gardens (which I walked around) and many of the old bridges were still there. Finally I found the tunnel. It was closed with a very solid gate with a very solid padlock. Fortunately, someone had been so kind as to break it loose, so I could turn on my flashlight and enter the tunnel. The hill seemed to consist of sand, and the whole tunnel was lined with bricks. Midway there was a shaft to the top of the hill – I could get a glipse of the sky. In the other end there was a likewise solid gate, but fortunately some workers (who were just leaving for tea) had a key and could let me out.

    I wonder if this tunnel is still there?

    Sigurd Hasle

    27 Jul 16 at 6:37 pm

  14. Hi, been browsing your site for a while, and there’s some amazing stuff on here. I am hoping to do a bit of a road trip from the UK to Mongolia in an old Citroen with some mates this July, and I was hoping to do a few explores on the way. I was wondering if you could hook me up with a few contacts for good explores around Europe? Totally understand if not.


    18 Jan 18 at 11:24 am

  15. Hello, I’m a filmmaking student from Kingston University. Me and my team are currently making a documentary about urbex. This documentary will be about how the explorer find a location and what will happen during exploring the abandoned places. We will talk about why will people be attracted by these ruins and what is the beauty hidden in the ruins.
    We have a mature idea and full enthusiasm for this, and we are looking for an explorer who is willing to participate in our documentary as our protagonist. In our preliminary research, your website has given us great help. I am so grateful for you and your website, and I wonder wether you would be willing to be the protagonist☺️. I sincerely hope you would say yes to us!
    I’m a student from China, as a foreigner, it is really difficult to find a local explorer who is willing to join us😔. So if you are not interested in our project, I wonder if I can ask your help in introducing us to your explorer friend? We will be very grateful for your kind help!!
    If you are interested in our film, please contact me! This is my email:
    Sincerely thank you for your help!

    Yudi Sun

    23 Oct 21 at 12:38 pm

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