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The Crossness Pumping Station

Belvedere Road | The Old Works, London SE2 9AQ, England
+44 20 8311 7311
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Lovely morning out!

Fabulous place. This is our third visit, but the first time we have been since a lot of the work... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Catriona W
New Valve House

Unfortunately, the area that houses the main steam pumps is closed due to the discovery of... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
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A 19th century sewage pumping station restored in part to its original high Victorian glory. Four massive James Watt beam engines, one fully restored, one in restoration and two in magnificent dilapidation await you. We steam 5 days a year. Situated on the south bank of the Thames at Thamesmead we reflect local, national and world pride in the achievements of Sir Joseph Bazalegette.
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Belvedere Road | The Old Works, London SE2 9AQ, England
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+44 20 8311 7311
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"victorian architecture"
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"beam engine"
in 7 reviews
"abbey wood"
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"thames path"
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"steaming days"
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"hard hat"
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"prince consort"
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"enthusiastic volunteers"
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"check their website"
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"brown signs"
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"thames water"
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"sheer scale"
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"restoration work"
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"information boards"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous place. This is our third visit, but the first time we have been since a lot of the work has been done in the rooms and outside areas. The RANG train looks amazing, can't wait for that to be up and running and the...More

Thank Catriona W
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Unfortunately, the area that houses the main steam pumps is closed due to the discovery of asbestos. However, a new attraction has opened - the newly refurbished Valve House which features a number of working pumps driven by compressed air.

Thank steeljammer
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Lovely Victorian building.The exhibition is done well showing the treatment of sewage . A very interesting tour.

Thank Mmptravelling
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This really is a great work in progress. This was an organised guided tour. The introductory video presentation was about spot on but the guided tour as a group after it was just a little long although excellent in content - no matter what age...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A unique place. Where else could you learn about cholera, miasma theory, the origin of 'spending a penny' and see a splendid Victorian gothic building? It is a little out of the way, but the volunteer staff are used to that. They are all helpful....More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I visited recently with the WI on an official Blue badge tour and what a fascinating tour it was. This is a 19th century sewage pumping station restored in part to its original high Victorian glory. Four massive James Watt beam engines, one fully restored,...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We came across the pumping station whilst riding along the Thames Path. We were told it wasn't officially open but a lovely elderly gentleman volunteer offered us a tour anyway. He was so knowledgeable and took us all round this amazing place. The renovations have...More

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

It is a privilege to be able to access this wonderful working building - the volunteers and their wives and partners are to be commended on hard labour they have already put in - and there is still a long way to go. The Iron...More

Thank William J
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

I went on one of the tours to see for myself having seen the pictures. The tours are held Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 - 14:00 . Traveling from central London isn't too bad, Southeasten rail from Canon St or Charing Cross to Abbey Wood, then...More

Thank shephepe
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Really informative visitors centre, helpful and enthusiastic volunteers, stunning Victorian architecture and a great little cafe.

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Fiona M
5 June 2017|
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Response from GeorgeIII | Reviewed this property |
We drove there with friends; there are stations a few miles away - if you don't mind a little walk after; Woolwich Arsenal DLR is 3 miles distance
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Chris N
19 April 2017|
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Response from arnottdavies | Reviewed this property |
Call them up they have arrangements for parking and are very friendly.
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Roger D
10 August 2016|
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Yes I think so
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