Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Paddington Reservoir

For years a water reservoir and then concealed beneath a service station which subsequently subsided into it. Then a fenced off area of danger before the site was cleaned off and cleaned up, so to speak, to leave an attractive, below street level, generic public space on Oxford Street hosting the occasional community or cultural event. Otherwise, a nice space to laze about in.


  1. Brilliant place to see next time we visit. I did not know about the subsiding service station. I must research.

    1. If you can't find it on the internet, the surrounds of the reservoir detail the history.

  2. It's am ingenious re-invention, isn't it? I'm quite proud of my night-time shots of the reservoir from 2009 here and especially this one.