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Camden Catacombs, 21 feet under



Camden Catacombs, 21 feet under

An extensive range of passages, constructed in the 19th century.

Location: Camden Lock Place, NW1

Description: An extensive range of passages, constructed in the 19th century - they were used as stables for horses and pit ponies working on the railways. From Primrose Hill to Camden Lock...21 foot down, there's even an underground pool for canal boats down there somewhere.


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Camden Catacombs, 21 feet under

An extensive range of passages, constructed in the 19th century.


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Were blacksmiths employed in the catacombs around 1900? My grandfather was one and lived in Wrotham Road (P Brant)
Posted by P Brant on 2011-10-02
Think the access points have now been secured due to H&S Legislation around possible flooding. Ive not been in but would love to have a look. (Stu)
Posted by Stu on 2009-09-06
The pool is under the interchange (old distillery) - you can enter from the canal and then climb into the catacombs. You can also get in through APTN ( atv company at the interchange and also through a door in the basement of Jime Hensons Creature Workshop. (gog)
Posted by gog on 2009-05-08
what a place for a party. keep it underground! (kano)
Posted by kano on 2007-01-10
how do we get in????? (steev)
Posted by steev on 2007-01-02
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