20 Sep '11, 10am

Exploring the secret river flowing beneath London

Here, we see slick, shallow steps leading down further into the depths of the sewer; when exploring this place today there is always a sense of journeying back in time... Yes, the Fleet River Sewer still flows under London, the residue of a time long past when it was a river, and later a destination not just for detritus and waste, but also for the people who earned a living in its dank, smelly waters. So-called mudlarks and toshers scavenged items of value there, including bits of coal that had dropped off barges. Often these people were small children trying to eke out a living underground. Nowadays the river is still visited, but mainly by those interested in its history, and in exploration — like the robust and excellent photographer who took these images. If your curiosity has been piqued, it's possible to make arrangements with Thames Water to go down yourself and to...

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