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Neal’s Yard Water Clock

written by John August 17, 02009

Neal's Yard Water Clock

Some of the best advice I’ve ever been given about visiting London is to look up. The architecture and artistry will always surprise you. A great example of this is the Water Clock in Neal’s Yard. This marvelous example of aquatic horology sits high up on the side of the building where I now work. I didn’t even notice it for the first two weeks.

After some investigation I found the clock was commissioned in 1981 and created by Andy Plant and Tim Hunkin. As well as being an engineer, Tim is a cartoonist and created this wonderful poster to go along with the clock. Sadly this unusual timekeeper is yet another of London’s Stopped Clocks but I did find this great piece of video of the clock in action:

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