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Battersea Power Station, London

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Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Nine Elms, Battersea, an inner-city district of South West London. It comprises two individual power stations, built in two stages in the form of a single building. Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to the east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to a nearly identical design, providing the long-recognized four-chimney layout. The station ceased generating electricity in 1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one of the best known landmarks in London and is Grade II* listed. The station's celebrity owes much to numerous popular culture references, which include the cover art of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals and its appearance in the 1965 Beatles' film, Help!.The station is one of the largest brick buildings in the world and is notable for its original, lavish Art Deco interior fittings and decor. The building has remained largely unused since its closure and the condition of the structure has been described as "very bad" by English Heritage, which included it in its Heritage at Risk Register. The site was also listed on the 2004 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Lovely area Under railway bridge ping pong table we played for a few hours there good fun and foam puzzle area to play with to Has a couple of places to eat not go in too dear But lovely little indepe...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    This was the power station that inspired the cover of animals album. It's just a shell now that is to converted to accommodation. If your a fan it's fun but otherwise it's just a commercial developmen...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Apartment construction is determined by the famous plant bodies are facing chimney's four, although many cranes were standing. See the panoramic views across the River from the opposite side than the power station on the River Thames, and is very beautiful. If you mean a lot to people here once!
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  • It's still under construction, should open May 2017 and looks like there will be some impressive outside spaces for socialising and chilling out. The memories of Battersea exhibit is good, but most of the comments on the board from visitors are just about who will be able to afford the housing there. Visit from summer 2017!
  • Battersea Power Station Development Company has created hellish conditions for residents of Chelsea Bridge Wharf. Sopwith Way has become a rat run for the Power Station and the BPSDC are running minibuses at 10 minute intervals from 6am to 10pm (provided by GUTSI) which are regularly doing 5 or 6 times the speed limit. BPSDC have no complaints policy and are not interested,
  • Total disregard fro local community and do not consult with us. There is a major problem with speeding traffic in Chelsea Bridge wharf and a lot of it is going to power station
  • Its great living near an iconic album cover, by my favourite band i guess
  • Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away; Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air. You better watch out, There may be dogs about I've looked over Jordan, and I have seen Things are not what they seem

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