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The Kazakhstan art exhibition in a disused London power station

Stephen Liddell

Whilst out and about scouting a new walking tour in the East End of London, I had the good fortune to come across one of those hidden treasures which I still do so regularly even after all my exploration.

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Going along old Wapping High Street, one of the most unexpected sights you might see is the wonderful old Victorian bridge which crosses the channel from the Thames to the Shadwell Basin, an old docks area now converted to luxury housing and outdoor life.   Originally the bridge moved due to good old-fashioned steam power before eventually being converted to run on electricity.

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In the background of the photo above, you can see the disused Wapping Hydraulic Power Station which was originally built in 1890 and run by the London Hydraulic Power Company.  It was used to power machinery, including lifts, across London, not least this fantastic. The Tower Subway was used…

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