Inside abandoned nightclub and spa once loved by footballers and now left to rot
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Creepy footage has been captured of an abandoned spa and nightclub that has been left to rot.
The former Pinetops health and beauty club in Formby was once a favourite for people wanting to escape daily life and relax.
It was joined to country club Shorrocks Hall, which had function suites, restaurants, bars and a nightclub while the spa included heated pools and multiple sauna rooms, and the nightclub was a haunt for celebrities and footballers, reports LiverpoolEcho.
But since closing its doors to the public in 2015, the once-luxurious premises now sits derelict.
In March, urban explorer Daniel Sims – known as Bearded Reality on social media – visited the abandoned location to do some filming and take photographs, which show how the nightclub and spa has continued to rot as the years have passed.
In the 27-minute video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Daniel explores the premises with friends.
First, the group take a tour outside and spot a pool filled with rubbish including pool chairs, a shopping trolley and containers in blackened waters.
A former Tiki bar stands alone in the corner next to the pool with a backdrop of huge trees.
Once inside Daniel is amazed by a huge Jacuzzi and pool that is still standing and says "that's awesome" and notes "a lot of vodka" being strewn in there.
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A former steam room with smashed windows and broken seats is also captured on the video as Daniel says: "You can still smell it kind of."
Next to the steam room is a sauna which still has the tiled seats but it appears someone has been burning papers in it.
Bizarrely one of the most strange things the Urban Explorer finds is mounds and mounds of DVDs scattered across the floor of the nightclub.
Glass has been smashed across the room and it has seen a lot of damage, however memories of the nightclub still remain with shot glasses and the pumps still there.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo about his visit to Formby, Daniel said: "The place itself feels like you're in another country on holiday, with the palm trees and all the other stuff.
"It is generally not something you expect to see.
"First of all it is very rare that you will find an abandoned spa especially in the UK, so that threw me off a bit.
"If you look at how the place used to be it used to be quite stunning with the grounds and stuff.
"You have the attached nightclub to it as well and we found hundred of copied DVDs littering the floor."
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