Matt Benson of London blog ‘Better Never Than Late’ chooses his five secret London spots

Posted at 5:30 pm, March 23, 2012 in Secret London, Top 5
Connaught Tunnel London

This week’s choices have been made by Better Never Than Late blogger Matt, who writes up the sort of stuff that any style-conscious London fella should be aware of, from men’s fashion to indie magazines, club nights to exhibition openings. Stuff to be seen in, with and at. Read on to discover his very good-looking secret London spots. Ashleigh Arnott


Abbey Mills Pumping Station London
Abbey Mills Pumping Station, E15
This is a disused pumping station near Stratford, with over-the-top ornate finishings. It dates back to the 1860s and was nicknamed the Cathedral of Sewage.

Connaught Tunnel London
Connaught Tunnel, E16

An abandoned train tunnel in Silvertown (near City Airport) which is currently being renovated as part of the new Crossrail. The station it had been a part of was closed in 1940 after being damaged in a German air raid.

Eagle House tower Old Street London
Eagle House, EC1
This is an unfinished building on City Road, overlooking the Old Street roundabout. Not the most delightful of views, but no doubt you can see plenty from the top of its 27 floors.

Heygate Estate Rooftop Elephant and Castle London
Heygate Estate Rooftop, SE1
This is the roof of the derelict estate in Elephant & Castle. The infamous 70s estate was partly demolished in 2011, but the rest will have to wait until 2015 due to the large amount of asbestos in the buildings.

King's Reach Tower London
King’s Reach Tower, SE1
This rooftop in Southwark has amazing 360 degree views of the city. It’s somewhat in the shadow of its more famous neighbour the OXO Tower, despite standing at 111m tall.

Read more from Matt at Better Never Than Late.

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