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The Crossness Pumping Station

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Belvedere Road | The Old Works, London SE2 9AQ, England
+44 20 8311 7311
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A lovingly restored and presented gem of Victorian engineering

You need to read earlier, more critical reviews of Crossness with caution, as I gather that it has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris N
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London, United Kingdom
What would you say to a trip to a sewage plant?

What would you say to a trip to a sewage plant? Well it’s not like any other sewage plant you will... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter R
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Belvedere Road | The Old Works, London SE2 9AQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to read earlier, more critical reviews of Crossness with caution, as I gather that it has not long been open to the public, and facilities have improved recently. For a start, there is a good visitor car park, and a neat footpath 600m...More

1  Thank Chris N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What would you say to a trip to a sewage plant? Well it’s not like any other sewage plant you will have visited. We have visited the building on a number of occasions and have seen the renovations slowly progress. Previously we had been able...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a sewage works it get a lot of visitors, it is a very intresting place to visit with a fully restored working beam engin, you can see this from the top, bottom or from the working floor.

Thank F3ster
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a miracle of Victorian engineering and loving being restored by a group of volunteers one of whom is now 97! The place was built by engineer Bazalgette to clear London of its sewage but designed like a cathedral. It is open every so...More

Thank arnottdavies
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the recent 'in steam' weekend and had a really interesting visit to this iconic piece of Victorian history Built/ designed by Joesph Basseljet to pump London's sewage it is a amazing sight to see the triple expansion engine running Housed in a building that...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Not quite what I expected. What I thought I'd see was a very large beam engine in operation and I certainly saw that; wonderfully restored by the excellent volunteers. But what really grabbed me was the sheer scale of the sewage scheme for London of...More

Thank osinac
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Went here yesterday for the first 'steaming' of the year. The price of entrance was extremely good, £8 (£6 on non-steaming days) very good value. There was a great exhibition on first entering, all about The Great Stink and 'toilets' through the ages etc. Once...More

Thank GeorgeIII
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The sheer scale of this building is amazing. I am not really mechanically minded but talking to the wonderful volunteers was a joy. The information boards were packed with historical information and the small section devoted to toilets & toilet paper was an eye opener....More

2  Thank lynne j
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lots more needs to be done . Best to take a guided tour day . Try to get a day when there is a minibuss laid on//// or a taxi the 3 miles from AbbeyWood station is a Necessity . They hope to get a...More

1  Thank michael l d
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a great facility - a palace of architecture and engineering, the cutting edge technology of the Victorian era. It's four sewage pumping engines (one restored to working order, more in process) built with impressive machine design and great style. The painted ironwork seems...More

Thank Wayne G
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Chris N
Is there anywhere safe and close by to park on days that are not open days, i.e. on weekdays with tours? Where?
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
Are dogs allowed on steaming days?
10 August 2016|
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Response from mike c | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so
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