Hackney Substation

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Millfields Park South

TOUR on Saturday 25 January 2014, 11am

Ever wondered how electricity gets from the power station into your home?

Curious about why power cuts happen and how they get fixed?

Ever wondered why we need such large infrastructure and what these “investment levies” on your energy bills are paying for?

Would you like to be able to understand how the lights stay on in London?

Come and see the work of the engineers at National Grid on Saturday 25th January 2014 at Hackney Substation.

National Grid are pleased to welcome members of the Hackney Society to their substation at Millfields Park South, Lower Clapton, Hackney. This facility is not normally open to the public and this is a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of the high voltage transmission system in London. Hackney resident and heritage campaigner, James Watson and his colleagues, from National Grid’s London team will be on hand to deliver a “crash course” in electricity transmission and a guided tour of the substation will be provided. Electrifying and not to be missed!


  • Participants must register for this visit in advance by 19 January 2014.
  • Visitors are required to bring a stout pair of shoes or walking boots. No trainers, sandals or slip-ons will be permitted.
  • Hackney Substation is a LIVE, working, operational substation and safety instructions must be very precisely adhered to at all times.

FREE for Hackney Society members, £5 for non-members.


Meet at 11.00am, Millfields Park South, Lower Clapton E5 0AR.

To book

Booking is essential   by 19 January 2014. If the event proves popular the group may need to be split in two for the tour.


or click 'GET TICKETS', below.

This page was added on 27/11/2013.