Battersea Power Station Opens Its Doors
As one of London’s most anticipated regeneration projects, the iconic Grade II* listed Battersea Power Station officially opened its doors to the public on 14 October 2022, almost 40 years after its closure. The legendary London landmark and surrounding area has reopened as an innovative retail and leisure destination in one of the capital’s newest precincts, Nine Elms.
Creating one of London’s largest retail destinations, visitors will be able to enjoy high-end and contemporary shopping experiences in a jaw-droppingly awesome location on the banks of the Thames. International brands will be stocked in stores throughout the Power Station’s two historic turbine halls; Turbine Hall A – a gorgeous Art Deco creation built in the 1930s – will house the Premium Collection, while contemporary, cutting-edge brands will find their home in Turbine Hall B, a building completed in the 1950s. Afterwards, tour intriguing elements of the Power Station itself; ride the chimney lift for incredible London views and visit the fascinating A and B Control Rooms of the former power station.
Brand new hotel:
Joining its current European counterparts in Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest and Cologne, art’otel is set to open its doors in Battersea in late 2022. Set adjacent to the historic Battersea Power Station, the 164-room hotel will house an expansive rooftop swimming pool and bar offering citywide views, including the iconic power station chimneys and River Thames. Inspired by a range of different art, award-winning Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon will bring bold colours and interiors to every inch of the hotel. In addition, guests can expect a rotating calendar of artistic exhibitions and cultural events at its public gallery creative space. In 2024, art’otel at Hoxton, a 343-room cultural hotel, will become London’s second art’otel by Raddison Hotels.
New dining options:
The Boiler House at the heart of the Grade II* listed building will also be home to the recently announced 24,000 sq. ft Arcade Food Hall from JKS Restaurants which will open in 2023. Other food and beverage venues inside the Power Station will include double Michelin Star holder, Henrique Sá Pessoa’s new restaurant and bar, JOIA which will open at the new art’otel; Le Bab; Where The Pancakes Are; Poke House; Clean Kitchen Club; Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar and Paris Baguette. These will open alongside a great mix of bars and restaurants that are already open in Circus West Village.
New high street:
Electric Boulevard, a new high street also opened on 14th October 2022. The new high street will offer a mix of bars and restaurants, office space, shops, a park, community hub and the new art’otel London Battersea Power Station.
London’s new festive ice rink:
Glide at Battersea Power Station, London’s brand new and first riverside ice rink will open to the public on 11 November 2022 for skaters of every level. Developed by the same team behind the Natural History Museum Ice Rink and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Glide at Battersea Power Station will feature three interconnecting rinks with an impressive 30ft Christmas tree at its centre. The rink will be open until 8 January 2023.
How to get there:
Battersea Power Station is easily accessible via public transport on bus, tube, rail and boat – only a quick hop from the centre of London.
Travel by river bus: It’s never been easier to get from central London to Battersea Power Station –Operated by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers River Bus Services, on behalf of Transport for London, River Buses run between 23 piers from Putney to Woolwich.
Travel by tube: Battersea Power Station now has its own Zone 1 Underground station on the Northern Line. The station entrance/exit is situated on Battersea Park Road. There are also a number of other London Underground stations within easy reach including: Sloane Square, Victoria and Vauxhall.
Travel by taxi / car: Taxis should be directed to Pump House Lane which is the entry point for vehicular access for Battersea Power Station. Travel via car from central London to Battersea Power Station is on average a 10-minute drive.
Travel by bus: The nearest bus stop to the Grosvenor Arch entrance is ‘Battersea Park/ Chelsea Gate’. The nearest bus stop to the entrance at Pump House Lane is ‘Battersea Power Station’.
To learn more about Battersea Power Station, visit: www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk
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