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

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    57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 1 minute from The Wapping Project
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    40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 20 minutes from The Wapping Project
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    Theatre | Until 30th August 2015 

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    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015-16
    Sporting Events | Until 30th August 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015 

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    Attraction | Next performance 30th August 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

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