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Cool off in a subterranean ice warehouse beneath the Canal Museum in King’s Cross

Posted at 5:30 pm, July 18, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
London Canal Museum

Going down into abandoned tube stations is so passé – it’s all about underground ice warehouses these days. And luckily enough, an amazing Victorian ice well in King’s Cross is opening for its annual viewing this very Sunday July 20.

The well was used to store ice harvested from frozen ponds and rivers until 1904 when artificial ice production came in to practice. The cellars were then abandoned and the warehouse was turned into a horse and cart depot until it was recently taken over by the London Canal Museum, who cleaned it out and created an observation platform from which to see it properly. Sadly, you can only have a gander one day a year but luckily, that day is this Sunday. And if this heatwave sticks around, we reckon it’ll be pretty damn cool down there, so should offer some nice respite from the sun.

There will be a tour guide to give you the historical context when you descend beneath the museum and Victorian ice-cream making demos on hand. Just get down there early though as it’ll be first come, first served.

Find out more about the London Canal Museum.

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