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The day

The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, is one of the biggest events in the heritage calendar. This popular event offers delegates the opportunity to hear eminent speakers address the latest issues affecting the future of our heritage, meet a wide range of colleagues from all corners of the sector, and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of an inspiring heritage setting.

The venue

The Alliance’s 10th Heritage Day will take place in the Grade II* listed Wapping Hydraulic Power Station (lunchtime reception) and its neighbour the Metropolitan Wharf building (conference).

These fascinating examples of London’s rich industrial history are situated in the well-known Wapping Wall Conservation Area, often described as a key part of “the most succesful urban regeneration programme in Europe.” Lying on the north bank of the Thames midway between the City of London and Canary Wharf these two buildings form two sides of the Wapping Heritage Triangle, with London’s oldest surviving riverside pub, the well-known Prospect of Whitby (built in 1543), forming the third.

The programme

The packed programme includes the morning AGM for Alliance members only, followed by a lunchtime reception and afternoon conference open to all.

The AGM: 11.30am – 12.50pm

The morning’s AGM, for Alliance members, will take place from 11.30am at Metropolitan Wharf. Tea and coffee from 11am. See the full programme here.

Heritage Day: 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Heritage Day, open to all, will begin at 1.00pm with a lunchtime reception in Wapping Power Station. Following a hot lunch, a glass of wine and a chat with colleagues, delegates will head to neighbouring Metropolitan Wharf for the afternoon conference.

The afternoon session will see Alliance Chairman Loyd Grossman deliver a review of the year, followed by a keynote speech from Chair of the National Trust Simon Jenkins, and a Q&A session chaired by Alliance Deputy Chair Ian Lush. The afternoon session will also feature the announcement of the winner of the second Heritage Alliance Hero Award.

After Heritage Day has concluded delegates are welcome to join Alliance staff and Trustees for a drink at the Prospect of Whitby!

Who can attend?

Heritage Day – the afternoon session from 1.00pm – is open to all. The event is particularly popular with Alliance members, Government agencies, voluntary sector organisations, local authorities, elected members, professionals, community groups, site managers and students.

Attendance at Heritage Day is £25 for members; £35 for non-members, or £5 for students.

How do I register?

Advance registration is essential for both members and non-members: please click here to download a booking form.

Please return your booking form by 1 December by email to Toks Ferguson or by post to Toks Ferguson, Office Manager, The Heritage Alliance, Clutha House, 10 Storey’s Gate, London SW1P 3AY with a cheque or BACS payment of £25 if you’re a member, or £35 if you’re not a member.

How do I get there?

It’s easy by tube – door-to-door from Westminster tube station to Wapping Wall in 20 minutes.

By public transport

Since the opening of London Underground’s Jubilee Line Extension in 1999 Wapping has become easily accessible from all parts of London.

Delegates travelling from central London should take the Jubilee Line to Canada Water, then change on to London Overground (two stops to Wapping). Wapping Wall is a five minute walk from Wapping station – click here for a walking route map.

By car

Delegates travelling by car can park free-of-charge in Wapping Power Station’s car park.


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