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Battersea Power Station

Kirtling Street, London SW8 5BN, England
0171 4998888
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This landmark was made famous by the Pink Floyd 'Animals' album cover. Now disused and run down, it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
One of the most iconic industry buildings in the world - as beautiful as sort of 'scary'!

If it were not for the whole building to be rebuilt and preparing for the future with new homes... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Thomas J
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Kirtling Street, London SW8 5BN, England
0171 4998888
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This landmark was made famous by the Pink Floyd 'Animals' album cover. Now disused and run down, it still dominates the skyline and makes for great photos. Located to the east of Battersea park. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

If it were not for the whole building to be rebuilt and preparing for the future with new homes, associated shopping galleries and necessary offices, this would be the highest rating for its equally beautiful and somewhat creepy feeling. This is probably the most iconic...More

1  Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 24 August 2017

As the train lumbers past it on its way to Victoria you cannot fail to be impressed. The old power station with its restored chimneys standing proud against the regeneration.

1  Thank PHE22
Reviewed 17 August 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 independent shop around the corner...More

Thank fi p
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

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 development

Thank Auscoach
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Quartet of iconic towers; being slowly but artificially replaced; hollow shell; hollow capitalism; surrounded by glass shoeboxes; overpriced real estate; Kirtling Street; two new underground stations under construction (on northern line extension); new dining area opens on a deliberately unspecified date in summer 2017 including...More

1  Thank futtock21
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The heritage building with its four chimneys has been restored very tastefully and stand sentry over the growing housing development.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the BPS by bus from Waterloo. It was not easy, but was done with a transfer. We were curious because a great deal of money has gone into the area. There are new glass apartment buildings currently occupied. The old BPS is...More

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This building,beautiful though it may be has essentially been left to rot in the last 35years.So many plans have come and gone.You see it every time you are on the train from Victoria Station going South just after you cross the Thames,looking rather gaunt.I hope...More

Thank wingate
Reviewed 30 August 2016

These two coal-fired power stations, built in 1930, were among the largest brick buildings in the world. It became an iconic building due to its numerous references in the popular culture, such is the cover of Pink Floyd’s album Animals from 1977. There is not...More

1  Thank Borzov
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1 July 2016|
Response from whittier4405 | Reviewed this property |
No. It's a construction area now and you can't get near it unless you're a construction worker. You'll have to wait till the construction is over. Every available piece of land in London is being taken up for condos and... More