An urban explorer, the video shows children’s toys and family belongings found untouched and rotting in an abandoned housing estate.
Sean Piper, from Kent, England, shocked TikTok users after discovering an estate in London’s Woolwich and posted footage on the social media site saying it looked like ‘the end of the world’.
The video, which has over 20,000 views, shows an exploration of the housing estate which has 172 residences across 16 blocks of flats.
At the estate, old children’s toys such as stuffed bunnies, toy cars and rocking horses are found rotting and gathering dust.
He told NeedToKnow.co.uk: ‘Walking around the estate was a very terrifying experience. It reminds me of horror films like 28 Days Later or video games like Last of Us or Resident Evil.
Sean Piper, from Kent, England, shocked TikTok users after he discovered the estate in London’s Woolwich (pictured) and posted footage on the social media site of what appeared to be ‘the end of the world’.
The video, which has over 20,000 views, shows an exploration of the housing estate which has 172 residences across 16 blocks of flats. Pictured: An abandoned kitchen on the estate
At the estate, old children’s toys such as stuffed bunnies (pictured), toy cars and rocking horses can be seen gathering dust.
Image: An abandoned children’s toy sits among the rubbish on a derelict housing estate in Woolwich, London
Pictured: Two rocking horses sitting on a dirty carpet
Photo: Three football trophies sit among the former resident’s other sporting equipment
Photo: The wreck left in the apartment block was a vintage record player
‘The estate has been derelict since 2010, with Greenwich Council taking a year to move everyone out. They gradually started offering one off payments to residents, as well as reducing the rated rent on new build apartments.
‘The plan was to demolish the buildings and build new luxury apartments, with a total of 165 to be built. There will be a mix of private and council flats.
However, plans stalled and following a fire in a flat in March 2023, the buildings have been fenced off and set for demolition.
Mr Piper added: ‘The flats are sitting empty and open to the elements and people to explore. Many residents take the opportunity to move and have a clean property, leaving many things inside, children’s toys, televisions and shoes and clothes and even a couple that were fully furnished.’
After visiting the area, Shawn felt as if he had stepped back in time and had an eerie feeling from the start.
He said: ‘When I visited it wasn’t fenced off and even the car parks looked very clean, the lights were broken on the lampposts, it was a ghost town.
‘The property was almost all open, by a door or window. They were very dark inside metal sheets, walking around inside with a torch provided an eerie atmosphere.
‘Some of the flats were gutted and there were signs of squatters inside, dirty mattresses on the floor, bags full of old beer bottles and cigarette butts, needles on the floor.
‘Some of them were relatively clean and I was surprised at how much stuff people decided to leave behind.’
Sean said the plan was to demolish the buildings and build 165 new luxury apartments.
However, the plans stalled and following a fire in one of the flats in March 2023, the buildings were fenced off and set for demolition.
Photo: A vintage Polaroid camera left gathering dust
Photo: Graffiti is splattered on the walls of a room full of trash and an old armchair
Pictured: A plant can still be seen growing on the window sill of an abandoned bedroom
Image: The floor of a room in an apartment block is littered with rubbish
Pictured: A kitchen scene where even the sink has been removed
Image: What appears to be a destroyed cot sits in a room when it collapses
Pictured: A room where wallpaper has managed to stay in tact since 2010
Photo: Cardboard boxes, wooden drawers and bags litter the floor
Photo: A leather recliner chair sits among some CDs, pillows and pots of paint
Photo: An old laptop recovered from one of the apartment buildings
Illustrated: An image of Elvis Presley sitting in a green armchair
Photo: This kitchen is stocked with canned foods, herbs, spices and cookware.
Image: Clothes and other trash fill the floor of what appears to be a former resident’s living room
Pictured: An old bedroom filled with junk and some dodgy furniture
Pictured: Light pours into a bedroom with purple curtains covering the windows
Pictured: A wooden bed frame sits out of place between a wooden fence and a garden hose
Image: Two empty wooden chairs sit ironically next to a figure of two young lovers
For the five hours he was there, Shawn even found one fully furnished bedroom, another with a full living room and a stocked kitchen.
He added: ‘The blocks were parallel to each other with walkways connecting them, so at one point I was in a courtyard surrounded by four derelict blocks, nothing active on the site.
‘It was like the end of the world.
‘While exploring I also come across anti-social behaviour, needles, homeless squatters and other urban explorers.’
Posting a video of her exploration on TikTok, she has garnered over 11,600 likes and hundreds of comments.
The clip was captioned: ‘The best thing I found in an abandoned housing estate’ and showed a panoramic view of the estate, revealing old, decaying, buildings.
He first shows an untouched bedroom, complete with a mattress, bedding, clothes and furniture, before revealing an old record player hidden in a broken cabinet.
One user, Karen, replied to the video saying: ‘With so much homelessness, why is this property empty.’
Abi commented: ‘Such a waste, it will lead to more expensive houses that won’t last.’
Brendan wrote: ‘Untouched bedrooms but the plants are still alive and intact,’ while Claire added: ‘Think of all the people who are desperate for shelter and this is what’s left.’
Stan said: ‘Amazing to think the whole place holds up.’ Another commenter, Ben, said he loved the old record player in the video.
‘This breaks my heart! We are going to be homeless, such a waste,’ wrote Claire. ‘So sad… people’s memories are left behind,’ another user added.