We went on a trip to Purfleet to see High House – originally an Elizabethan house – where the Royal Opera House has a large production workshop designed by Nicholas Hare and other accompanying storage facilities, alongside live/work artists’ studios run by Acme and designed by Hat Projects.   Purfleet itself is an old garrison town, the original home of the Royal Gunpowder Magazine and the fictional home of one of Count Dracula’s estates.


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