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London Museum of Water and Steam

London Museum of Water and Steam

Food and Drink Event, Mon 6 - Sat 11 Nov 2017


London Museum of Water & Steam

020 8568 4757


Green Dragon Lane,
Brentford, Middlesex,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct SpOOkfest at London Museum of Water & Steam
Mon 6 - Sat 11 Nov The Engine Room - The Art of Dining


Travel back in time to the 1800's for a night of steel, steam & surprise!

The Art of Dining is delighted to present The Engine Room – a celebration of the Victorian age of steam and innovation, presented as a five course pop-up dining experience. The evening will combine carefully curated food, theatre, music and set design for a stunning sensory experience in the London Museum of Water and Steam.

Welcome to Victorian London: a polluted and crammed city, wrapped in swirling fog and lit by flickering gaslight, overwhelmed with people and their filth. Cholera haunts the water in the wells, making every drink a deadly game of chance. Never fear, for help is at hand in The Engine Room, a haven of gleaming machines and piston driven marvels that will save the city from its own excess- purifying your drink, if not your conscience.

Diners will be welcomed with a cocktail in the Cornish engine house, a cathedral commemoration of industry housing a pump engine so mind-boggling that Charles Dickens named it ‘a monster’. Here you will be greeted by the foreman, taken on a tour through the wonders of his mechanical menagerie, and seated at a five-course dinner that celebrates oil, smoke, steel and steam.

Inspired by the sheer size and beauty of engines within the walls of The London Museum of Steam and Water, set designer Alice Hodge will take you back 160 years to a time of bold and functional beauty.

Moro trained chef Ellen Parr is currently developing a range of dishes inspired by the industrial age, incorporating interactive elements and surprises that will elevate the dining experience to a full immersive event.

Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 6 - Sat 11 Nov 2017





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Map reference: TQ 188781  Lat: 51.48937 Long: -0.29027

Buses : 65, 237, 267, 391 to Kew Bridge Station
Train: Waterloo to Kew Bridge
Tube: Overground or Dictrict Line to Gunnersbury then 237 or 267 bus or 10-15 minutes walk
Look for the tall Victorian tower.
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Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Kew Bridge station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments