Battersea Power Station may have ceased operations thirty years ago but it remains to be one of London’s super iconic buildings. I pass by this Grade II* listed building on a daily basis and honestly, I never thought I’d be in so much awe of something quite… derelict. Really and truly though, when you see it from the side (walking on the pavement) or from above (riding a train), there’s something quite fascinating about it.
The ongoing redevelopment means this is the last summer the public will have access to the area before it’s all converted into private apartments (not to worry – it’ll still look the same!). So, The Power of Summer celebrates this sort of closure through a pop-up park! Woohoo! Featuring Street Feast feeding and filling stations, Everyman open-air cinemas, and really cool events by The Indytute, you can NOT miss this at all. It’s an awesome place to spend a few hours with friends and family and a good way to toast to Battersea Power Station’s new beginnings.
Opening times and prices:
Thursday & Friday
FREE ENTRY Before 6pm
£4 after 6pm (advance from here) or £5 on the gate
Saturday & Sunday
Open all day from noon.
£4 (advance from here) or £5 on the gate
Closes at 11:30pm on Saturday and 10pm Sunday
The pop-up park runs until 31 August, so there’s plenty of time to head down that side of the river. Seriously worth the trek!