Another hidden gem under the city of London, an abandoned underground reservoir at Greenwich Park.
Designed by Sir William Thomas Denison at a cost of £3069 during the mid 1800's. The reservoir was built to supply the local hospital and residents with clean fresh water. The hospital closed in 1871, at which time Kent waterworks covered the reservoir with turf.
So has it been left unused for 140 years? I am unsure but there were plenty of stalactites hanging from the ceiling. So its clearly been out of use for some time now.
Having been in the city to fail a few rooftops I decided to have a look here. I left my partner in crime in my car and went off on a solo mission. After working out the best access to the park I wandered in enjoying the view of the city on the way and getting a sneaky fox making me jump I eventually found the hatch to gain access. Armed with a couple of strobes to light up the place a grabbed a few shots. Its certainly a creepy way to light up pitch black space. If you have seen the film "Creep" you will understand what I mean.
Feeling satisfied with my solo underground mission as the trip turned out not to be a total fail, I strolled back across the park grabbed a few shots of the city and headed back to the car to wake up my friend.
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