London Travel

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station opened earlier this month and we’ve been there on the first weekend. It is a fantastic place. I loved the architecture and how beautifully it was preserved. It’s a commercial place, with plenty of shops and restaurants, but also a small museum showcasing the history of the building. Many features were preserved and that makes it so special. It’s in central London, zone 1, within a few minutes from the tube station, so very easy to reach too.


airplane between blocks

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station - inside


How gorgeous is this escalator with its glass side panels? I just loved the nod to the industrial heritage of the building, through incorporating aspects such as this one.


Battersea Power Station - inside

vegan croissants

There is a 100% vegan place in Battersea Power Station, Clean Kitchen. It’s a place that serves these amazing almonds croissants, but also smoothies, burgers, and healthy bowls. This is a chain with a few places in London.

details of interior

details of interior

details of interior

Battersea Power Station - outside

Soon more shops will open, besides the well known brands that are already there. A new lift which takes visitors to level 109 will open too, as a tourist attraction. A cinema is due to open in the next few months or so, which surely makes this place as a fantastic option for a day out. Children can play in the outdoor space designed for them. The children’s play ground looks lovely too. I didn’t take any pictures because there were children playing, but it was so nice.

If you are in London and want a day out, don’t miss this place. It’s incredible what can be achieved with an old building, giving it a new life while respecting its beauty and its history. We are going to go there again, that is for sure.

6 Comment

  1. They have done a good job! I was surprised to see more shops as surely there are many in London already but perhaps that area of Battersea needed some? The architectural work has been done well!

  2. I can’t believe what they have done with the old place. I often have my doubts about some of these ‘flash’ architects, but this is repurposing and imagination at its very best! We haven’t been up that way for many years, the last time being when the “Cirque du Soleil” troupe took over a piece of wasteland beside the then disused Battersea, erected tents and ran a season of their touring shows. How things have changed! 🙂

    1. I agree, sometimes they are completely ignoring the beauty of the place, but here they left some brick walls, and many old features were kept throughout the building. I just love it.
      The area was pretty bad indeed, but now it is spectacular. If you are thinking of London, I think you’ll appreciate the mall. Although I know you are not keen on London. 🙂

    1. It was beautifully restored, I loved everything about it. It revived that area with all those gorgeous apartments.

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