Infrastructure in London
Below is information on the utility infrastructure in the city of London, England.
Several power stations were built to generate electricity in the centre of London, including the famous power sta...
Architecture of London
London is not characterised by any particular architectural style, having accumulated its buildings over a long period of time. Few structures predate the Great Fire of 1666, notable exceptions includ...
London Underground infrastructure
The infrastructure of the London Underground includes 11 lines, with 270 stations. There are two types of line on the London Underground: services that run on the sub-surface network that is just belo...
Port of London
The Port of London lies along the banks of the River Thames from London, England to the North Sea. Once the largest port in the world, it is currently the United Kingdom's second largest port, after G...
Subterranean London
The metropolis of London has been occupied for two millennia, and has over that time acquired a large number of subterranean structures.These have served a number of purposes:
Since its foundation...
Water supply and sanitation in London
Water supply and sanitation in London is provided by a number of private companies. The regional water strategy for London is produced by the Greater London Authority. Much of the water supply and sew...
Woodford tube station
Woodford is a London Underground station in Woodford of the London Borough of Redbridge, northeast London. The station is on the Central line, between South Woodford and Buckhurst Hill stations and is...
Oakwood tube station
Oakwood is a London Underground station on the Piccadilly line. It is the second most northerly station on the line, between Southgate and Cockfosters stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. The stati...
Bulls Bridge Power Station
Bulls Bridge Power Station was an open-cycle gas-turbine power station at Bull's Bridge, Hayes in west London.
The station was built, owned and operated by the CEGB as a stand-alone open cycle GT ...
Tower Lifeboat Station
The Tower Lifeboat Station is a lifeboat station on the River Thames in London, UK, operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. It is located at Victoria Embankment on the North Bank of the T...
Edmonton Incinerator
Edmonton Incinerator (officially London EcoPark) is a municipal waste incinerator and waste-to-energy power station which burns London's waste to provide electricity for the National Grid. It is locat...
Thames Barrier
0°02′12″E / 51.4977°N 0.0367°E / 51.4977; 0.0367The Thames Barrier is located downstream of central London. Operational since 1982, its purpose is to prevent the floodplain ...
020
020 is the national dialling code for London in the United Kingdom. The area it serves, which includes most of Greater London and some adjacent areas, was first allocated the STD code 01 in 1959. Afte...
Faraday Building
The Faraday Building was the GPO's first telephone exchange in London.It started life as the Central telephone exchange at the Savings Bank building in Queen Victoria Street, opening for business on 1...
Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway
E The Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway in east London connected the Royal Docks with the Eastern Counties Railway (ECR). Authorised in 1844, it opened in 1846, and was absorbed by the ECR...
West Ham Power Station
West Ham Power Station was a coal-fired power station on Bow Creek (the tidal mouth of the River Lea) at Canning Town, in east London. It was often referred to informally as Canning Town Power Station...
Barking Power Station
Barking Power Station refers to a series of power stations at former and current sites within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in east London. The original power station site, of the coal-fi...
Coryton Refinery
Coryton Refinery was an oil refinery in Essex, England, on the estuary of the River Thames some 28 miles (45 km) from the centre of London, between Shell Haven Creek and Hole Haven Creek, which s...
Highgate Wood telephone exchange
The Highgate Wood Telephone Exchange was the first all-electronic telephone exchange in Britain. It was built in the London suburb of Highgate Wood by members from Joint Electronic Research Council (...
Catacombs of London
The catacombs of London are a series of subterranean spaces in London, United Kingdom. The city's high water table limits subterranean construction.There has been a long tradition of burial under the ...