Crossness Pumping Station has been described as an industrial cathedral and it is easy to see why. Built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette for London's sewage system and opened in 1865, Crossness Pumping Station is a Grade 1 Listed building and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork found in the world today.
We will be able to see one of the four engines, Prince Consort, in steam. For this event, you will pay on the day for the entry fee which is £8 for adults, please bring cash just in case.
We suggest that you wear appropriate clothing for exploring a pumping station including flat shoes. This is their first open day in a while so we expect it to be quite busy.
We will meet at Abbey Wood Station. There will be a shuttle bus operated by Ebdons Tours running from Abbey Wood Railway Station which brings you right into the site.
Photo Credit: Peter Scrimshaw