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The Boiler House (London)

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Address: Old Truman Brewery / Brick Lane London E1 6QL

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      23.09.2011 23:50
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      The boiler house The Boiler House is the Old Truman Brewer yard is an arts and media centre which is home to lots of creative businesses as well as exclusively independent shops, galleries, markets, bars and restaurants. We had left youngest son at university and took a trip down Brick Lane ( a trip down memory lane for people who had lived in the East End of London) When we passed the Boiler House, we were tempted in by the volume of people who were going in and decided to take a look. There was a chalk board style sign at the door advertising the fact that there was food and drink available inside. The place is a large regenerated warehouse and keeps all of the features of a warehouse.-There are high ceilings, large windows and still unconcealed all of the large metal posts and exposed brickwork. There is the Truman chimney which is 49 m high and comes down straight into the building, obviously alegacy from former times. From the outside the building again looks like a warehouse and the chimney can be clearly seen. There are no fancy furnishings in here but rather it appears to have been left as a large room ready for any type of event- almost 8000metres square of space. When we visited there was a food festival featuring all types of foods from all over the world. Because there is such a large space inside the building the stalls weren't cramped at all but were dotted around the room. They were the old fashioned kind of stalls with awnings and the food was all attractively set out on the stalls, with samples available. Visitors could buy the food and eat it at the tables inside the room or outside. It was to the outer area that we headed and this was sectioned into two parts, one area small with 4 or 5 benches and tables with nothing landscaped. The larger area with more tables and benches was slightly smarter but because the tables and chairs don't seem to be painted or oiled and there is plenty of wild foliage, it does give the impression of stepping back in time especially when looking up at the old building. CONTACT... Telephone: 0207 770 6000 Address: Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL E mail: info@trumanbrewery.com OTHER BITS OF INFORMATION... There are three public car parks close by which also have bays for disabled drivers. Charges are payable on the gate to the car park attendants and the car parks are open 7 days a week and are manned 24 hours a day. VERDICT... The venue is close to lots of other bars and shops and is certainly in a lively area. We had a great time just relaxing in the sunshine with fantastic reasonably priced food. The place is host to lots of different events including designer fashion days,gala dinners and exhibitions. It is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area. Thanks for reading Daniela xx

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