Zenith (by jamescharlick)
Abbey Mills Pumping Station is a Victorian sewage pumping station dating back to 1865, nicknamed the Cathedral of Sewage because of it’s elaborate, ornate Byzantine architecture style.
The station takes it’s name from a water mill which was replaced by the pumping station and owned by the local abbey.
Abbey Mills was built in association with the Northern Outfall Sewer which was built in the 1860s to carry the increasing amount of sewage produced in London away from the centre of the city.
It is still in full working order and occasionally works as a back-up to the adjacent modern pumping station.
As you can imagine, walking around such a magnificent structure was quite an experience!