Bradley Garrett is more than one of our favorite urban explorers. Thanks to the scholarly rigor of Place Hacking, his website, and his prominence among the shadowy community of explorers, Garrett has become something of an ambassador for urban exploration. Perhaps that's why the Evening Standard chose him to lead a journalist through an exploration for a feature story.
The article itself details how the writer met up with Garrett and two fellow explorers, Marc Explo and Dan Salisbury, in the heart of East London and dodged security guards, fences, alarms, and closed-circuit cameras at a number of sites before settling on a Victorian-era sewer tunnel near the Thames. More interesting than the explorers' willingness to let a mainstream journalist ride along is the discussion of urban exploration's history and its standing as a reaction to London's ever-present government surveillance. It's no surprise that the city with more video cameras than people is home to some of the world's most adventurous- and brazen- urban explorers.
Check out the article online and peep a few images below:
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