House Mill

House Mill


Large 5-storey tidal watermill, originally built in 1776 for grinding grain for the Gin trade, with four waterwheels, and twelve pairs of millstones. Last worked 1940. The largest existing tidal mill in the world. Grade 1 listed. Building restored 1988-98. The Clock Mill, also formerly a tide mill is adjacent (no public access).


Grid reference:

TQ 382 828

Town/city: Bromley-by-Bow
OS sheet:


Postcode: E3 3DU
Geocode: @51.5269613, -0.010388 Open in Map

Off A12/Blackwall tunnel Northern Approach, close to the Bow Flyover (Southbound). Park in Tesco Supermarket car park for the duration of your visit. Mill entrance is at rear. The nearest underground station is Bromley-by-Bow, which is a 5 minute walk away. Nearest DLR stations are Abbey Road, Bow Church, Devons Road, all 10 minutes walk.Buses 108 and 488 stop outside Tesco, Three Mill Lane - a 3-minute walk away. Routes 25, 276 and 425 stop at Stratford High Street Bow Flyover a 5-minute walk away.


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Opening Times:

May to October, guided tours only, every Sunday 11.00-16.00. and on the first Sundays in March, April and December. The last tour is at 15.30. See web site for further details. Pre-booked group tours and school parties by arrangement When open to visitors, the House Mill has a cafe selling freshly prepared sandwiches, baguettes, bagels, rolls etc and hot and cold drinks.

National Mills Weekend opening times:

 Sunday 8th May, 11.00-16.00.