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Some Water Tower history

This article on the Shooters Hill website paints a fascinating picture of the Brook Hospital (for which the Water Tower was built). You will be relieved to hear that outbreaks of typhoid are no longer an issue for those staying … Continue reading

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Tripping.com article

Thanks to tripping.com for running this great article on the Tower  

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World Premiere of Twenty8k (starring the Water Tower)

The film is officially out in the public domain (in cinemas in September). I went to the premiere at the East End Film Festival a few days ago. Some of the stars were there too including Parminder Nagra shown below … Continue reading

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Married in style

  Recent guests at the Water Tower were kind enough to send me this great picture of their special day – I love the camper van!

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Charlton Lido now open!

Within walking distance of the Water Tower, the newly refurbished Charlton Lido boasts a 50m Olympic-size heated outdoor pool, and is now open until Sunday 30th September

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Olympics almost here

The torch has gone past, the buildings are clearly visible from the Tower and London is holding its breath for the final countdown. It’s not too late to book stylish accommodation for up to 10 people at the Water Tower… … Continue reading

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FAQ – Local restaurants

Blackheath The nearest selection of restaurants is at Blackheath (10 mins on the bus or 5 mins by car). This has some of the regular chains (Cafe Rouge, Pizza Express, Giraffe, Costa) as well as a good selection of independent … Continue reading

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Twenty8k trailer

Large portions of Twenty8k, an exciting new urban thriller out Sept 2012 and starring Parminder Nagra (Bend it like Beckham, ER), Kaya Scodalerio (Wuthering Heights) and Jonas Armstrong (Robin Hood), were filmed at the Tower. See if you can spot … Continue reading

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Which Holiday TV films the Tower for the Olympics

IF you are involved with the shooting or archery events at the Olympics you could walk there from the Tower. These amazing temporary buildings have been erected on Woolwich Common – referred to locally as the Big Cheeses because of the … Continue reading

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FAQ: Olympic info

The map below shows the Water Tower, 2012 Olympics sites and Central London (the Olympics Park plus the green diamonds numbered 1 and 2). The main Olympic park is on the north side of the river. It is an 18 … Continue reading

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