Hospital Plaza - Chapel

Urbex: Hospital Plaza, France – September 2017 (Revisit)

A revisit to Hospital Plaza 3 years after my original trip in October 2014. The building had suffered from a bit of vandalism but fortunately not too much graffiti, there was some evidence that the building had been used by airsoft players, a few smashed windows and all of the theatre chairs had been cut but otherwise, the place was much the same from my first visit…

Liverpool Fruit Exchange

Urbex: Liverpool Fruit Exchange, Liverpool – July 2017

The Liverpool Fruit Exchange is a building which originally started its life as a railway goods depot and was constructed in approximately 1888. In 1923 the building was converted into a fruit exchange where traders would go to purchase bulk inventories of fruit which had likely been imported to the nearby docks. The lower levels which were previously used as warehouses and storage for the goods that were sold, were repurposed decades ago and are currently operating as bars and nightclubs…

The Naval and Military Club, known informally as The In & Out Club

Urbex: The Naval and Military Club, known informally as The In & Out Club, London – June 2017

The Naval and Military Club, known informally as The In & Out Club in London was once a very prestigious private members club which has since moved to new premises located in St Jame’s Square. Founded in 1862, the club was originally for gentlemen of the British Armed Forces but later opened its door to both female and male members. The building is tipped to become one of the most expensive private dwelling properties in the United Kingdom..

Brewers House - Yorkshire - Exterior

Urbex: Brewer’s House, Yorkshire – June 2017

Brewer’s house is an empty mansion which appeared to be undergoing some renovation works albeit at a slow pace. The house sits within very large grounds in a fairly isolated location within the Yorkshire countryside. I don’t┬áhave a lot of history on this place, but from what I could gather the house is owned by a very wealthy businessman who apparently a very private person…

Windlestone Hall

Urbex: Windlestone Hall, County Durham – April 2017

Windlestone Hall is an abandoned 19th Century Country House located in County Durham. A manor house has stood at the site since the 1600’s, however, the main building was replaced with the current structure in 1835 with a new mansion by the design of Ignatius Bonomi. The house was also used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II. After the War years, the Hall was utilised by Windlestone Hall School which was a local authority funded special school…

St Joseph's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017

Originally opened in 1827, St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital also known as Limerick’s Lunatic Asylum in Ireland opened its doors to the first 150 patients over the next 20 years the population of the asylum reached a staggering 1,000 patients. Currently some of the building remains in use however no longer caters for patients. The remaining buildings and wings are left abandoned and deteriorating…

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017 (Part 2)

Part 2 of our visit to┬áConnacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital. After failing at a couple of other locations the next day, we decided to go Back to St Brigids to take another look inside. This time we managed to access the clock tower which still had the original bell in place despite attempts by thieves to cut the thing in half!

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017 (Part 1)

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, which later became known as St Brigids Hospital, was one of the first Irish District Asylums to be completed and opened its doors in 1833. Originally created to cater for the ‘curable lunatics’ cases, the hospital struggled with securing funding and in rejecting patients which were not suitable for the intended purpose of the Asylum…