LondonLife – Battersea Power Station…

September 3, 2013

Battersea-Power-StationThe weekend of 21st and 22nd September represents the final chance to go inside and explore the Grade II*-listed Battersea Power Station before it is transformed as the centrepiece of a new £8 billion riverside development featuring a blend of residences, offices, shops, leisure and hospitality facilities. The former power station, built on the south bank of the River Thames in the 1930s, is one of the highlights of this year’s Open House London and will take visitors on a walking route which starts at the 2.5 acre ‘pop up park’ which appeared on the riverside earlier this year and then leads through to the remains of vast central boiler house and the 1950’s turbine hall B. It’s the first time the building has taken part in Open House London and the last chance to see inside before works begin in October. The power station will be open from 11am to 4pm on both days with last entries at 3pm. Entry is free. For more, see www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk or check out www.londonopenhouse.org.

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6 Responses to “LondonLife – Battersea Power Station…”

  1. renatemarie Says:

    I have never heard of Open House London and will plan one day to visit London during that time. Thank you for the information!


  2. How amazing that it is the first time the old power station has taken part in Open House London. Whether one likes the building or not, it was always such dominant a piece of architecture in the landscape.

    • Dave Says:

      > “dominant a piece of architecture in the landscape”

      Not for much longer, once the developers hide it from view behind relentless slabs of flats, “forget” to rebuild the chimneys, and then let huge parts of the structure “accidentally” fall down during construction.

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