London Open House: Royal Docks Pumping Station
Part of this years 800+ buildings taking part in Open House London 2019. This is a unique chance to see inside and learn all about the history of the Royal Docks Pumping Station.
Built in 1912, the Pumping Station is a key infrastructure facility serving to impound water from the River Thames helping to maintain the water level within the docks.
The station impounds water from the River Thames at Gallions Reach using pumps weighing circa 17 tonnes, each having a flow capacity of 7150 litres a second through 70-inch pipes. To put this into perspective, with all four pumps running they would fill an Olympic swimming pool in 1.5 minutes.
This event is drop-in and no booking is required.
For your visit
Art & Culture
Sample an impressive range of art events and workshops, or just the great coffee, at this Bow Arts caff.
Food & Drink
There's a new brewer in town, right where the first IPAs were once shipped from. Watch out for live music nights in the bar.
Places To Stay
Luxury accommodation on board a superyacht minutes from ExCeL London.
Art & Culture
Beckton and Royal Docks Craft Market
Sun 26 Jan
A craft market by Beckton and Royal Docks, with local art, crafts, jewelry and food.
Changing Places – Working with the Community
Wed 29 Jan
Join us at The Crystal to explore and discuss community participation in urban planning and regeneration.