Here me and the audience could shelter while the dead walk the earth and the rush hour traffic clogged up the roads.
It's also nine stories high, giving in unparallelled views over South London, with its own secondary auditorium which, amazingly, was full of people when I arrived.
Here I was told by a guy in the audience that while teaching Policing and Crime at college he used my books as a lazy way to introduce his students to police culture.
I was tempted to ask whether I could get a fee for that but managed to restrain myself.
NEXT: Wanstead in Redbridge,