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Free tours of Thames Water’s grand pumping stations
Free tours of Thames Water’s grand pumping stations

Free tours of Thames Water’s grand pumping stations

Next month, four of London's magnificent sewage and water pumping stations will be opened to the public for free tours, and tickets to go to three of them will be released this coming Monday (8th August).

Aug
05
Restoring Abbey Mills pumping station’s Victorian splendor
Restoring Abbey Mills pumping station’s Victorian splendor

Restoring Abbey Mills pumping station’s Victorian splendor

A few years ago, the grand Victorian interior of Abbey Mills Pumping Station was restored, and there's an online talk about how it was done.

May
07
2020
Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Beckton Sewage Plant
Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Beckton Sewage Plant

Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Beckton Sewage Plant

During Open House Weekend, I was able to visit two related sewage facilities – the Beckton Sewage Plant and the impressive Abbey Mills Pumping Station. I would have visited more, but the booking system debacle left me in a dilemma

Sep
28
2012
Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station
Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station

Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station

Regular users of Victoria mainline train station may have noticed the presence of a tall brick chimney on the western side of the train tracks next to the river and maybe pondered its function. It is indeed a chimney –

Sep
19
2011