I followed through on my threats to go to Rutland this weekend, and I ended up checking out what remains of the Leicester airport as well. Rutland, while infested by a gaggle of scene girls, was otherwise kind of cool. It's so old that everything is totally toast, but at least the graffiti is pretty cool:
There was also this weird room built into the side of a hill
And also this terrifying tunnel
Other than that though, there wasn't too much to see. So we headed to Leicester airport (which there is shocking little information about online, btw. It's difficult to even pin down when it was constructed and when it was shut down). I found this location quite a bit more satisfying.
I was immediately impressed by the extent to which nature had reclaimed to paved areas
The main attraction here is this mostly caved in building
Probably the coolest thing there was this ancient soft drink vending machine, though it had clearly seen better days
There were also a few locked cabinets, and some accounting papers that apparently had laid undisturbed for 50 years
You could also walk out onto the vast caved in sections of the roof, which felt a bit like walking on the moon
On our way out, we saw an aircraft flying overhead. We took it as a sign from the ghost of this dead old airport.
That's all I got. Hope you enjoyed!