London flood locations in pictures

Stairs lead up to Pudding Mill Lane DLR platform. Floodwater had risen over the first step during the flood, making it difficult to leave the station.

26 July 2022

As much as we tried to capture the shock of last year’s events, there wasn’t space to explore the surroundings of each flood location. This photo series gives them a little more context from other angles, and from nearby streets. As we wrote in the anniversary piece, these are places, not just disaster zones.

Latchmere Road, SW11

Overground underpass on Latchmere Road from the northern side
Looking southward along Latchmere Road towards Clapham Common
The low point of the underpass was impassable by the late afternoon of 25th July last year

Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station, E15

Looking northward across the DLR platform towards Olympic Park and London Stadium
Looking southeast from the station building past ABBA Arena towards Poplar and the Thames
The station front from Barbers Road, showing the bollards through which water rushed during the flash flood.
The main station entrance from underneath the rail overpass that comes in from Stratford.

Wadley Road, E11

The street sign for Wadley Road. Whipps Cross University Hospital, less than half a mile away, suffered a basement flood which took out power in three wards after their backup generators failed.
A striking red brick façade on the western side of Temple Close
Wadley Road from its northeastern junction with Colworth Road, looking southwest towards Hackney Marshes.
The junction with Temple Close, about halfway down Wadley Road. This location was under about a foot of water during the flood

Hackney Wick Overground Station, E9

Looking south from White Post Lane towards Hub67 and Fish Island.
Hackney Wick station, designed by Landolt + Brown and Wendy Hardie, won a RIBA National Award in 2019. The entire station forecourt was covered in several inches of water during the flood.
The station from further away, showing the edge of Queen’s Yard on the right.

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