‘Commotion’ at Warehouse Project as trainspotting TikTok star Francis Bourgeois parties in Manchester

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 15th November 2021

Social media sensation Francis Bourgeois – famed for his passion for trainspotting – apparently caused ‘commotion’ at Warehouse Project over the weekend.

The TikTok star paid a visit to Mayfield, a former railway station in the city centre that is now home to events venue Depot Mayfield.

He was given the ultimate VIP treatment, partying behind the decks in front of the 10,000-strong crowd.

But, in true Francis style, it was the old railway station above the venue that he was most excited by.

Francis exploring the old train station at Mayfield / Credit: TikTok @francis.bourgeois

In a video posted to his account, the train enthusiast was seen leaping off the disused platform and giving an enthusiastic thumbs-up to a passing freight train.


He’s then filmed inside an empty Depot Mayfield saying: “Down below this used to be a Royal Mail sorting office.

“Now it’s home to an awesome club called the Warehouse Project.”

The head-mounted Go Pro was back in action at WHP / Credit: @francis.bourgeois

After a truly flawless transition from empty venue to pumping nightclub, Francis dons his signature head-cam and goes for a walk around the crowds.

More than 300,000 people have now liked the footage of his big night out across Instagram and TikTok.

The Warehouse Project also shared a video of Francis, showing him shuffling on the stage.


Warehouse Project and Parklife boss Sacha Lord tweeted: “We’ve had some A listers attend @WHP_Mcr over the years…but we’ve never seen such a commotion as when Francis Bourgeois turned up this weekend.

“Lovely fella too.”

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On TikTok, one person said: “He’s cooler than anyone else in that room without trying.”

Someone else wrote: “I would do anything for the opportunity to party with Francis.”


Another said: “You’re actually up there with Attenborough, you’re a national treasure.”

One comment read: “He’s the main character in this world and we’re all just bystanders.”

Featured Image – @francis.bourgeois