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Tickets Alert: Tours of a sewage works
Tickets Alert: Tours of a sewage works

Tickets Alert: Tours of a sewage works

As part of London Rivers Week, there's a chance to go on a tour of a sewage treatment works in southwest London.

Oct
04
2021
1930s photos of Twickenham sewage site unearthed
1930s photos of Twickenham sewage site unearthed

1930s photos of Twickenham sewage site unearthed

An archive of photos from the construction of a sewage works in the 1930s has been uncovered and handed to Thames Water's archivists, and they have now been digitised.

Sep
27
2021
See inside an huge underground water reservoir
See inside an huge underground water reservoir

See inside an huge underground water reservoir

A huge underground water reservoir in Enfield has been drained for its 10-year inspection revealing this usually hidden space for a short time.

May
27
2020
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
Lockdown side effects – toilet paper shortage leads to surge in blocked sewers
Lockdown side effects – toilet paper shortage leads to surge in blocked sewers

Lockdown side effects – toilet paper shortage leads to surge in blocked sewers

Thames Water is reporting a surge in sewer blockages of nearly 20 percent since the virus lockdown started.

Apr
29
2020
Thames Water archive photos now available online
Thames Water archive photos now available online

Thames Water archive photos now available online

A five-year project to catalogue almost 20,000 Thames Water photographs has revealed a wide range of historic images charting the development of London’s water supply and sewer network in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Feb
26
2020
Underground reservoir in London revealed
Underground reservoir in London revealed

Underground reservoir in London revealed

One of Thames Water’s most spectacular structures – hidden under ancient woodland in London – was revealed in all its Victorian glory during maintenance work recently.

Dec
26
2019
Beatles themed manhole cover for Abbey Road
Beatles themed manhole cover for Abbey Road

Beatles themed manhole cover for Abbey Road

To mark the 50th anniversary of that famous record cover, a manhole cover next to the zebra crossing has been revamped with an image of the event.

Oct
07
2019
Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line
Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line

Repairs for a Victorian sewer running above a London Underground line

A Victorian era sewer running over the top of Baker Street tube station is currently being repaired even as it still carries away our daily waste.

Dec
11
2018
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. ROLL UP, ROLL UP the FATBERG is in town!

A lump of congealed human waste seems an unusual object for a museum, let alone one to cause so much... is excitement the correct word?

Feb
09
2018
Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display
Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display

Prepare to be disgusted as the Whitechapel fatberg goes on display

If you've ever wanted to see a congealed mass of babies nappies, cooking fat and domestic waste, next year is your chance, as chunk of the notorious fatberg that clogged up the sewers under Whitechapel is to go on display at the Museum of London.

Dec
12
2017
Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington
Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington

Tube tunnel sized sewer planned for Kensington

One of London's lost rivers could get a tube-tunnel sized bypass under planned announced by Thames Water.

Jan
02
2015
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