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
Places To Stay
Travelodge London ExCeL
A good budget choice, eight minutes walk from the ExCeL centre.
London Borough of Newham
The dockside HQ of Newham Council.
Art & Culture
Making Space: The People’s Plan
Large-scale artwork reproducing ‘The People’s Plan for the Royal Docks,’ a 1980s community-led project to oppose the airport.
EFG London Jazz Festival presents Royal Docks Weekender 2019
Sat 23-Sun 24 November 2019
The capital's must-see jazz bonanza is back, and this time they are taking over interesting spaces across the Royal Docks, creating a trail of free gigs.
Join the Docks 2019
July until September 2019
Everyone is invited to the Royal Docks’ festival.