Venue group Blank Canvas is reopening the E1 power station as a dry-hire event space with an industrial edge. 

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station opens for events by blank canvas events dry hire industrial event space

Built in 1890, it was one of five of its kind that used steam to power machinery across London. The Grade II-listed venue has since been an arts centre and restaurant, and will now become a private-hire space. 

Seated dinners can be arranged for up to 250 guests, or you can host 400 at a standing reception across 20,000sq ft. 

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station opens for events by blank canvas events southeast london industrial venues

This isn't just another bare-bones spot: we like that organisers are able to play around with the open space to fit their event's requirements. Inside, you'll find exposed brickwork, original machinery, rusty chains and pressure pipes – a backdrop that's still very much on trend. Further pluses include gated entrances, a car park, kitchen space and good transport links with Overground stations.

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