Grade 1 Listed, 1865 waste-water pumping station built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in Victorian Romanesque style, containing much ornamental cast-iron of outstanding quality. The building houses the largest rotative beam engines in the world, (one being restored). The attached boiler-house houses a visitor centre.
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The Old Works, Thames Water, London, SE2 9AQ
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Booking line: Tues or Sun between 09:30 and 16:00. Most visit times begin @13:30, though this is different for public steaming days which are 10:00 - 16:30
Different fees apply for regular visits or steaming day visits
Children under the age of 8 are not admitted
Venue Details & Map
The Old Works
Thames WaterLondonSE2 9AQ
- +44 (0)20 8311 3711
- Public transport:
- Take stairway to road over railway (A2041). Walk northwards (via a roundabout) to a signposted sliproad. At T-junction (Sewell Road) turn right and walk to end of road.
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You wouldn't really put 'sewage' and 'beauty' in the same sentence, would you? Well, you might after a trip to Crossness in Abbey Wood. The interior of this Romanesque style Grade 1 listed building looks more like an ornate church than a pumping station, but not without reason, as this served as Victorian London's much-needed sewerage system.
The Prince of Wales opened this building in 1865...more