The Anonymous Widower

A Visit To Abbey Mills

This week is Sewer Week and I had an invite to visit the pumping station at Abbey Mills.

These pictures were taken of the outside and inside of this cathedral of sewage.

It was a fascinating visit and thanks to Thames Water, who made it all possible.

May 16, 2011 - Posted by | World | , ,


  1. As a dressmaker, that is a very confusing name for a week!

    Comment by liz | May 16, 2011 | Reply

  2. It is a fascinating building, although not very scooter friendly.

    Comment by AnonW | May 16, 2011 | Reply

  3. […] meter, the lady in the call centre told me in detail how to do it. They also gave me a free tour of Abbey Mills and the sewers with very good food […]

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  4. […] images are taken from the original drawings from the Abbey Mills pumping station. 52.245212 […]

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  5. Hi- could you tell me how you arranged the tour of Abbey Mills? I’m writing a novel with action in the London sewers and I’d love to have a look round the Cathedral of Sewage!

    Please email me on

    Comment by doginabarrel Davies | June 15, 2011 | Reply

  6. […] one of London”s two cathedrals of sewage, I decided to accept it. The other cathedral is Abbey Mills. #gallery-32147-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-32147-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: […]

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