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
Making Space: Take Your Place
This final part of Jessie Brennan’s public art series was created in collaboration with the sports communities at Royal Docks Adventure.
Food & Drink
The Oiler Bar
Bars on boats are always a good idea, especially when they have a cocktail bar downstairs.
Food & Drink
The Royal Standard
The Royal Standard has re-opened under new management as a family-run pub that welcomes everybody, including children until 6pm.
Innovation in the Royal Docks
Thur 21 November
New London Architecture presents an evening showcase of innovation and development in the Royal Docks.
Renato Paris at EFG London Jazz Festival
Sat 23 November
The Good Hotel plays host to a late afternoon of soul, jazz and funk.