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Trinity Buoy Wharf, located in Tower Hamlets, London is home to London’s only Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built not for navigation, as is normally the case, but as a testing rig for the lights developed by Trinity House for its network of lighthouses and lightships.

The lighthouse was designed by Sir James Douglass, who also designed, amongst others, the Eddystone Lighthouse in Plymouth. Built in 1894 the workshops next to the main tower was used by Michael Faraday for his workshop experimenting in electric lighting on behalf of Trinty House.

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