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Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous TunnelThis historic landmark was the first ever tunnel to be burrowed under a navigable river. Digging began in 1825 under Marc Brunel. He invented and implemented the basic technological principles of tunnelling. These have been used in tunnel construction ever since. Plagued by periodic flooding, blazing infernos and labour fatalities the tunnel took eight years to construct and was nicknamed 'The Great Bore' by the press. Queen Victoria opened it in 1843 to tourists but it instead became a haunt for whores and miscreants. Today it still carries the East London Line below the Thames and remains the most watertight of all the rail tunnels.

 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Docklands Riverside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  27% off
265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 16 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
The only hotel in London with its own pier, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside offers views across London's iconic River Thames. Taking inspiration from ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  30% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 18 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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5 Cavell Street, E1 | 18 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | 22 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey
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193 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 23 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
The church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey once formed part of Bermondsey Abbey which was founded in the 8th century. While the ... More
 
 
 
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All Hallows by the Tower
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Byward Street, City, London EC3R | 24 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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Brunel Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | Same location as Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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
 
 
 
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Cafe Gallery Projects
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Park Approach, Southwark Park, Southwark, London SE16 | 10 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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The Mahogany Bar
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Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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 | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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St John Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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
 
 
 
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St Katharine Docks World Food Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Katharine Docks, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
Re-launched as the St Katharine Docks World Food Market in 2016, the weekly market now offers a diversified range of street food ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
36D Shad Thames, SE1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
A small store serving take away coffee, sandwiches and salads, The Kiosk is run by ... More
 
 
 
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Simplicity
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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1 Tunnel Road, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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Lilly's Restaurant
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
75 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 miles from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2 miles from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 36 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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
 
 
 
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London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 20 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club
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45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 21 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
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City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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
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108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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The Narrow
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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The Printworks
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 | 9 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created a soundproofed warehouse, custom-made for clubbing. ... More
 
 
 
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Studio Spaces
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 12 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
A state-of-the-art photographic studio by day, club by night, Studio Spaces E1 is home to respected electronic clubnight organisers The Hydra. The fully-licensed venue in the ... More
 
 
 
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Trade Union
London > Nightlife >
Thomas More Square, E1W | 14 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
The team behind the Grand Union bars have now ventured into new territory with the opening of Trade Union. Located in ... More
 
 
 
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 13 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 17 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 22 minutes from Brunel Engine House - Subaqueous Tunnel
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