The Wapping Project

 
 
ADDRESS
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Tower Hamlets, Wapping Wall, London E1W 3ST
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 12pm-10.30pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
 
PRICES
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 Tube 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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Sights and Attractions near The Wapping Project

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Wapping Project
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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Events near The Wapping Project

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Gin Festival London 2016
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Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
Sample more than 100 different types of gin, plus live entertainment and illuminating talks....More
 
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Wapping Project

The best shops and markets near The Wapping Project
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
Flowers ... More
 
 
 
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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Restaurants near The Wapping Project

What are the best dining options near The Wapping Project London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near The Wapping Project

The Wapping Project gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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Pubs near The Wapping Project

The best pubs near London The Wapping Project.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 19 minutes from The Wapping Project
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Henry's Bar and Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Wapping Dock, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Wapping Project
Bar ... More
 
 
 
Babe Ruth's
London > Nightlife > Bars
172 The Highway, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2016 

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Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2016 

Design Museum 2.18 miles from The Wapping Project

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Designs Of The Year 2015
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2016 

Design Museum 2.18 miles from The Wapping Project

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Cinderella Ball 2016
Tours | Until 13th February 2016 

The Medieval Banquet 2.27 miles from The Wapping Project

An exhilarating and unruly experience to entice all those cynical of lovers out there, featuring performances from alluring aerialists, juggling ...More

Harun Farocki: Parallel I-IV (2012-14)
Exhibitions | Until 12th June 2016 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

Large-scale video installation by the avant-garde film-maker which charts the evolution of computer game graphics over the last 30 years....More

Electronic Superhighway
Electronic Superhighway
Exhibitions | Until 15th May 2016 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

Arranged in reverse chronological order, Electronic Superhighway charts the development of the Internet, beginning in the present day and travelling ...More

 
Rachel Maclean And Rohini Devasher
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2016 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

Two films by the artists Rachel Maclean and Rohini Devasher, Germs and Atmospheres respectively are screened at the gallery....More

Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred
Exhibitions | Until 13th March 2016 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

Rare woodcarvings, furniture, ceremonial dress designs, photographs and footage of the English social movement formed by artist, writer and pacifist ...More

Heather Phillipson
Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2016 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

Multimedia installation by the gallery's writer in residence, whose work uses video, music, sculpture and live and recorded speech to ...More

Imperfect Chronology: Debating Modernism II
Exhibitions | Until 17th April 2016 

Whitechapel Gallery 2.29 miles from The Wapping Project

Figurative works of art in the Barjeel Art Collection produced between 1968 and 1987, featuring drawings, paintings and silkscreens by ...More

 
 
 
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