The Wapping Project  

 
 
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Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Tower Hamlets, Wapping Wall, London E1W 3ST
 
 
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Mon to Sat 12pm-10.30pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
 
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FREE (Adult), FREE (Child)
 

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The Wapping ProjectBuilt in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving centre for the arts. After its closure as a pumping station in 1977, it emerged as a multi-purpose exhibition and performance space. What makes this east London venue so interesting is that, as well as featuring newly commissioned, ever-changing works by visual artists, choreographers, composers, writers, poets, designers and film makers, it still boasts much of the original hydraulic equipment and machinery. The Wapping Project - unlike the Tate Modern which removed all of its turbines - has made a feature of its inheritance. Bathed in atmospheric pools of natural light, pressure pipes, rusty chains, huge hooks, valves and bare brick walls form the backdrop for changing exhibitions of paintings, photographs and performances. The original square boiler house, with its cracked, crumbling walls makes a refreshingly real gallery space. A restaurant and bar are also open in the Engine and Turbine Houses, while the historic pub the Prospect of Whitby can be found on the other side of the road.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Whitechapel Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
Aldgate East Tube Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Wapping Overground Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Quay Car Park
 
11 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  31% off
469-475 The Highway, E1W | 11 minutes from The Wapping Project
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £43  36% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  41% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 16 minutes from The Wapping Project
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
 
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King Edward VII Memorial Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Highway, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
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St George-in-the-East Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Cannon Street Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Wapping Project
Completed in 1729, this is one of Nicholas Hawksmoor's great churches. The interior of the church was destroyed in the Blitz and was ingeniously restored with ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 1st January 2017 - 12noon-10.30am
The Wapping Project, 50 Porters Walk, E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Detail Design
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Metropolitan Wharf Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 2 minutes from The Wapping Project
Designers and Makers ... More
 
 
 
The Flower Shop
London > Shopping > Florists
103 Wapping Lane, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 3 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Hussey's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
54/64 Wapping Lane, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 4 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Bottega Wapping
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
70 Wapping Wall, Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 1 minute from The Wapping Project
Bottega Wapping is an Italian restaurant, wine bar and deli in the creative hub of Metropolitan Wharf. It's a space inspired by the famous Campo de ... More
 
 
 
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Laksha Bay
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 Wapping Lane, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
Laksha Bay is a smart Indian dining room, with cuisine influenced by the idyllic Lakshadweep archipelago. The authentic Indian cuisine celebrates home-style favourites and fresh, flavoursome ... More
 
 
 
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Lilly's Restaurant
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
75 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Wapping Project
Extremely popular local diner in the American style, with child-friendly service, excellent steaks, delicious side orders and an atmosphere of contented enjoyment. Lilly's supports local traders ... More
 
 
 
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Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre
London > Leisure > Activities
3 Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 4 minutes from The Wapping Project
If you fancy learning to sail, kayak or powerboat in the heart of London, this is the place to come. Providing a wide range of activities ... More
 
 
 
St George's Swimming Pool
London > Leisure > Fitness
221 The Highway, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Wapping Project
Public Fitness Club & swimming pool ... More
 
 
 
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Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 1 minute from The Wapping Project
Once known as the 'Devil's Tavern' thanks to its delinquent clientele, the Prospect of Whitby is one of the oldest pubs in London - and the ... More
 
 
 
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The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 7 minutes from The Wapping Project
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
 
 
 
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 17 minutes from The Wapping Project
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group ... More
 
 
 
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Henry's Bar and Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Wapping Dock, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Babe Ruth's
London > Nightlife > Bars
172 The Highway, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Christmas Card Day At Spitalfields
Exhibitions | On 9th December 2016 

Old Spitalfields Market 2.15 miles from The Wapping Project

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Exhibitions | On 9th December 2016 

Old Spitalfields Market 2.15 miles from The Wapping Project

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Christmas at St Katharine Docks
Seasonal | Until 18th December 2016 

St Katharine Docks 2.17 miles from The Wapping Project

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Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

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Exhibitions | Until 15th January 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

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Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

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Guerrilla Girls: Is It Even Worse In Europe'
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2017 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 9th June 2017 

Apples And Pears 2.32 miles from The Wapping Project

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Wilton's Music Hall 2.44 miles from The Wapping Project

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