Photo credit: © Backdrop Productions and BPS
A spectacular light festival is running at the Battersea Power Station until 25 February. Comprising of seven light art installations, the trail takes you around both the inside and outside of this historic building. Devised by British and international artists, the installations are interactive, too. The festival also offers a fantastic programme of events and workshops, including LED performances and a silent disco.
The installations are lit daily from 8am to 11pm.
Battersea Power Station was built between 1929 and 1955 as a coal-fired power supplier, to the designs of J. Theo Halliday and Giles Gilbert Scott, under the direction of the London Power Company. The building was decommissioned in the 1970s but was awarded Grade II* listed status in 1980 for its notable fittings and décor, and it is one of the world’s largest brick structures.
A decade-long restoration has resulted in the building becoming a luxury shopping and leisure complex. You can enjoy a new view of London from above by taking the glass lift, LIFT 109, up one of the chimneys to a height of 109 metres.
Battersea Power Station has its own London underground stop which is on the Northern Line. Alternatively, if you’d like to walk there, the route will take you through Green Park, close to Westminster Cathedral then across Chelsea Bridge.