47-53 Charterhouse St, EC1M 6PB
Hidden behind two Listed Building facades opposite Smithfield Market, and spread across eight floors below and above ground, E.ON's Citigen energy centre produces electricity, heat and cooling to buildings across the Square Mile.
Please note unfortunately there is no disabled access on this tour as the power plant is only accessible via a series of stairs. As it is a working power plant, visitors will need to wear long sleeves and trousers (no long skirts please) and flat, toe-covered shoes.
A rare chance to see energy in action! Hidden behind two Listed Building façades opposite Smithfield Market, and spread across eight floors below and above ground, E.ON’s Citigen energy centre produces electricity, heat and cooling to buildings across the Square Mile.
Citigen is the hub of a low carbon decentralised energy network – covering 11km of pipes snaking through the City – and providing the heating and cooling equivalent to 13,600 average homes to business and residential properties from the Guildhall to the Barbican Centre.
E.ON is commissioning a 4MW heat pump at Citigen, connected to three boreholes which tap the natural heat of the Earth from 200m under London. This new technology will reduce overall carbon emissions by 30% and support the City of London’s ambitious environmental plans.
Join us to find out more about our incredible journey to create a new museum for London. Apply to join a special tour of the General Market (currently in construction), or come along to meet the architects and take part in free family-friendly drop-in activities.
Sir Horace Jones (1883) and T P Bennett and Son (1963) New Museum of London scheme: Stanton Williams Architects Asif Khan Julian Harrap Architects, 1883
Drop in / Guided tour
community/cultural, museum, library
St John's Gate in Clerkenwell dates from 1504 and was built for the Knights Hospitaller. 19th and early 20th century additions by Richard Norman Shaw and John Oldrid Scott. Grade I listed. Home to the Museum of the Order of St John.
Richard Norman Shaw, 1874
historical house, health, museum, community/cultural
Life and death in the archives, 1123-2023, is a unique exhibition detailing St Bartholomew’s Hospital's history and people, using photography, art and history from our archives and collections
James Gibbs, 1730
Tranquil Clerkenwell, so close to the bustling City has a distinct character and intriguing history. Once centred around great religious houses, the area has been the scene of fierce rebellion, innovative architecture, and major commerce.
religious, museum, historical house, community/cultural
Founded as a Black Death burial ground, the site has served as a Carthusian monastery, Tudor mansion, school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day. The Charterhouse opened to the public in 2017 with a new museum.
Henry Yevele, 1371
Grade II listed, built as a Welsh Charity School in 1738. A library with a focus on Marxism and Socialism since 1933. Lenin worked here 1902-03 and his office is preserved. Fresco by Jack Hastings in 1st floor. Late 15C tunnels.
Sir James Steere, 1738
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