Where to find Longplayer

Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place
E14 0JY
Visit Trinity Buoy Wharf website
Longplayer can be heard at several public listening posts around the world, as well as its flagship location at the Lighthouse in Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.

The original Longplayer installation, running since the 31st December 1999, is situated inside the 19th century lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

In addition to the listening post, 234 singing bowls, used as a part of the 66-foot-wide orchestral instrument to perform Longplayer Live, are on display. The steel structure, designed by Ingrid Hu, was commissioned to display and store the bowls and was installed in autumn 2012. Each tier of the structure, containing 39 bowls positioned sequentially, corresponds to one of the six concentric rings of the Longplayer Live instrument.

Opening Hours: From the 21st June 2009 open every weekend, 11am – 5pm (winter times, October – March inclusive, 11am – 4pm).

Visitors are advised to check the News page for any last minute schedule changes.

Free of charge, though donations are welcome.

[James Whitaker]

By Train: DLR train to East India. Do not take the bridge across the road to the offices.

Take the stairwell nearest the riverside and turn right (east) along the main road, Aspen Way. This will take you up to a roundabout. Go around this, keeping the river to your right, and down the slip road. See map below.

By Bus: 277 bus to Leamouth.

By Boat: You can take a boat from the centre of London to QE2 pier, which is on the opposite bank from the Lighthouse. From there, take a Jubilee Line train to Canning Town. One stop on the DLR takes you to East India. For schedules and information visit the Thames Clippers website.

By Car: Parking is free.

Thanks to Urban Space Management, in particular Eric Reynolds and John Burton, and to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust for their generous support, in making this listening post possible.

Listening Posts

United Kingdom


  • San Francisco

    The Long Now Foundation Museum Fort Mason, San Francisco
    Official Website

Google Earth information for terrestrial listening posts is in this .kmz file. To view this file you will need to have Google Earth installed.