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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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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
 
 
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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  30% 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 - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £49  38% 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 £78  40% 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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50 Porters Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
Built in the early 19th century as a secure warehouse for receipt and storage of tobacco from the New World, Tobacco Dock is now a unique ... More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
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1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
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The Biscuit Factory
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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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London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Saturday 19th August 2017 at 11am-8pm & Sunday 20th August 2017 at 11am-7pm
The Wapping Project, 50 Porters Walk, E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
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London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 2017
The Wapping Project, 50 Porters Walk, E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
London's meatiest food festival, Meatopia returns once again in 2017. Originally conceived by the late Josh Ozersky, the concept is the biggest festival of BBQ and ...More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
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490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | Same location as The Wapping Project
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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St Katharine Docks, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 15 minutes from The Wapping Project
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36D Shad Thames, SE1 | 16 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
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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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Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, E1W | 5 minutes from The Wapping Project
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121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 30 minutes from The Wapping Project
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10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 32 minutes from The Wapping Project
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City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 21 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Prospect of Whitby
London > Nightlife > Pubs
57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 1 minute from The Wapping Project
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The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 7 minutes from The Wapping Project
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44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 14 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Studio Spaces
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Unit 2, 110 Pennington Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 7 minutes from The Wapping Project
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Thomas More Square, E1W | 11 minutes from The Wapping Project
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1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 | 14 minutes from The Wapping Project
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 19 minutes from The Wapping Project
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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