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A trip inside the Camberwell Submarine

This remarkable nuclear sub-like structure sits in the middle of a fairly quiet road in south London.


Deep below the ground, boilers provide heat for local council estates, with the ‘submarine’ acting as ventilation.

I was lucky enough to be invited to take a look deep inside.

Here’s the full set of photos: Camberwell Submarine.

Update April 2013: the structure is now being refurbished. Read more:
The Camberwell Submarine on Akerman Road, SW9 gets futuristic refit