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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Adult FREE, Child FREE
 

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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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Hotels near The Wapping Project

Near The Wapping Project
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £55  41% 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 £65  25% 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
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  29% 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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Alternative Art Galleries nearest The Wapping Project

Nearest to The Wapping Project
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cafe Gallery Projects
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 16 minutes from The Wapping Project
Before the Bermondsey Artists' Group (BAG) took over the cafe in the middle of Southwark Park it had fallen into disrepair. The building was completely renovated ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 19 minutes from The Wapping Project
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Dilston Grove
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Southwest Corner of Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 19 minutes from The Wapping Project
Set up by the Cafe Gallery Projects London, who also run the nearby Cafe Gallery in the centre of Southwark Park just a five-minute walk away, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Wapping Project

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Wapping Project
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brunel Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 6 minutes from The Wapping Project
Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted by ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 | 17 minutes from The Wapping Project
Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 18 minutes from The Wapping Project
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Wapping Project

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On Soon
Follow The Rats
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 5th October 2014 - 6pm-10pm
Jamboree, 566 Cable Street, E1W | 11 minutes from The Wapping Project
The ensemble performs folk fused with English and Spanish influences....More
 
 
 
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Meat And Two Veg Presents Mother + Aerial Spires + Lord Magpie
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 12th October 2014 - 7pm-11pm
Jamboree, 566 Cable Street, E1W | 11 minutes from The Wapping Project
...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Simon Armitage In Conversation With Melvyn Bragg
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 18th September 2014 - 7.30pm
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
Simon Armitage marks the publication of Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Wapping Project

Near The Wapping Project
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, variety shows ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the bar ... More
 
 
 
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Troxy
London > Entertainment > Live Music
490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
This splendid 1930s art deco Grade II listed East End dance hall has a capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as "London's most versatile venue". ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Wapping Project

The best shops and markets near The Wapping Project
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 18 minutes from The Wapping Project
Fegus Henderson's St John stable extends from the restaurant by Smithfield to this bakery in Bermondsey. Although primarily a wholesalers, St John Bakery does open its shutters ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 19 minutes from The Wapping Project
If you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem ... More
 
 
 
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The Kernel Brewery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 20 minutes from The Wapping Project
The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
 
 
 
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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, 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
The Wapping Project
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 3 minutes from The Wapping Project
Enjoy an imaginative range of dishes, from scallops on a bed of chickpea and aubergine to lavender pannacotta, in one of London’s most imaginative and unusual ... More
 
 
 
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Laksha Bay
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 Wapping Lane, 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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Education near The Wapping Project

Near The Wapping Project
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 30 minutes from The Wapping Project
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 32 minutes from The Wapping Project
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 33 minutes from The Wapping Project
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Wapping Project

The Wapping Project gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure >
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 16 minutes from The Wapping Project
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 21 minutes from The Wapping Project
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 25 minutes from The Wapping Project
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... 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 Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 14 minutes from The Wapping Project
Having been such a huge influence on British gastropub fare, it was only a matter of time before Gordon Ramsay opened one himself. As is so ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Wapping Project

The Wapping Project clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rhythm Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
16-18 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 18 minutes from The Wapping Project
Scuzzy venue on the outskirts of Shoreditch which looks like a crummycafe from the outside. Walk past the crowded plastic tables and chairsand through a discreet ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 20 minutes from The Wapping Project
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Cabaret City
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Mark Lane, City, London EC3R | 23 minutes from The Wapping Project
Just as you used to be in a 1920s speakeasy, at Proud Cabaret you're entertained while you dine. A lively mix of cabaret, jazz and burlesque ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Wapping Project

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Wapping Project.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wapping Project
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | Same location as The Wapping Project
Built 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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 18 minutes from The Wapping Project
Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
 
 
 

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Ewan Bleach
Concerts | Until 23rd October 2014 

Jamboree 11 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

The jazz multi-instrumentalist specialises in blues and jazz pieces from the 1920s and 1930s....More

Simon Armitage In Conversation With Melvyn Bragg
Exhibitions | On 18th September 2014 

Wilton's Music Hall 12 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

Simon Armitage marks the publication of Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014....More

The Inner Self
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

Cafe Gallery Projects 16 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

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Time Machines: Daniel Weil And The Art Of Design
Exhibitions | Until 27th October 2014 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

The celebrated Argentinian designer showcases witty and imaginative pieces from his 30-year career including clocks, cutlery, a chess set and ...More

Design Museum Collection: Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

A permanent display of a selection of items tracing the history of contemporary design, as well as the country's national ...More

John Lewis: How We Live Today
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

The John Lewis store on Oxford Street has been at the forefront of British design for 150 years and to ...More

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

Despite having died penniless and having built relatively little in his lifetime, Louis Kahn (1901-1974) remains one of the most ...More

 
Designers in Residence
Designers in Residence
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of ...More

 
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

The anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, ...More

 
Book Break
Exhibitions | Until 27th November 2014 

Idea Store Whitechapel 18 minutes walk from The Wapping Project

Readings of stories and poems....More

 
 
 
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