Shepherds Bush Roundabout Blue Tower Thing Explained (finally) – Published: 12 Jun 2006

Shepherds bush roundabout

Having lived in the area for nearly 10 years, I thought I knew what this odd looking thing was. Plonked on the edge of Shepherds Bush roundabout, like some giant chemical toilet, I always thought is was simply a solar-powered water feature. Sun shines, blue water cascades. That simple.

I’ve also heard many people explain it away as something Thames Water built that reflects the level of water available in London’s reservoirs. But that’s not it either.

It is called the Thames Water Ring Main Tower (this title may have caused the confusion) and was built in 1994 to celebrate the completion of a giant ring main which “serves” London.

It is actually a (wait for it) fifteen metre high barometer. Now you know.

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Comments

Tim‘ left this comment on 29 Jun 06
The same!And they had such confidence in it they build the momument in shepherds bush, next to a small shed and some sick.

Dogs Must Be Carried‘ left this comment on 29 Jun 06
Wait, is that the ring main that was built so that London would never have to endure a drought ever again? Just wondering.
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