Getting here

Crossness Pumping Station is located on the south shore of the Thames about 6 miles from Woolwich and 15 miles from London Bridge. It was originally known as the Southern Outfall Works and is adjacent to Erith Marshes.

The pumping station is within the Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works.

The address is 

The Old Works, Thames Water S.T.W.

Bazalgette Way, Abbey Wood

London SE2 9AQ

By Car

The official postcode covers a large area and can often result is being taken to the wrong location.

It is recommended that you use a different postcode SE2 9XL with house number 197, this will take you Harrow Manorway at the junction with Sewell Road and Bazelgette Way. Turn right into Bazalgette Way and continue to the car park at the end of the road.

Walking and Cycling

The site is between 2 km (1.3 ml) and 2.7 km (1.7 ml) from Abbey Wood Station depending on the route you take. The map shows a couple of picturesque routes. On Open Days the Thames Path gate will be opened allowing walkers and cyclists to travel along the path from Woolwich and Erith.

By Public Transport

The closest railway station is Abbey Wood on the Southeastern network from Charing Cross, Waterloo and London Bridge.

There are a number of bus routes to Abbey Wood/ Thamesmead. Refer to map for details of buses and stops.Taxis are available if you do not wish to walk to the site.

By Taxi

Taxis are available from Abbeywood Station Minicabs close to Abbey Wood station in 18 Wilton Road.

Book in advance on 0208 311 1199

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The Old Works

Thames Water S.T.W.

Bazalgette Way

Abbey Wood

London SE2 9AQ


For SatNav use SE2 9XL (197)