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The Impounding Station, Docklands

The Impounding Station is an unassuming red brick warehouse on the western side of the Isle of Dogs near Canary Wharf. It houses huge pumps that feed West India Docks with water from the Thames.

photo of the impounding station Impounding Station

Completed in 1930, it is a warehouse style building with a large pump room, a small office and a store room. The pumps are now automated and have been recently restored.

Access Postcode: E14 8JT

Parking: Yes

photo of the impounding station

photo of large pumps at the impounding station

photo of the impounding station