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Earlier this month I was invited to a colleague’s studio located at the Trinity Buoy Wharf, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  The wharf is the site of London’s only lighthouse.  The original lighthouse was built by the engineer, James Walker, in 1852, and was demolished in the late 1920s.  The current lighthouse was built in 1864-6 by James Douglass for Trinity House, and was used for lighting trials for Trinity House’s lights around England & Wales.

In December 1988, the Corporation of Trinity House closed the wharf, and the area was acquired by the London Docklands Development Corporation. In 1998, Urban Space Holdings Ltd took control of the site on a long lease. The site has been, and continues to be, developed as “a centre for the arts and cultural activities”. Enhancements include studio space (including unusual architecture based on used shipping containers) and exhibition space. — Source: Wikipedia.