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Battersea Power StationThis riverside power station, the masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its huge frame and four white smoke-stacks (two of which were built in 1933, the remaining two in 1955) protruding into the London sky, the construction initially received protests from those who felt the building was too large and would be an eyesore. The simplicity and elegance of its design soon won over its critics and quickly became a proud addition to the London skyline. Since its generators fell silent in 1983, it has fallen into disrepair. The roof was stripped to remove its boilers and turbines but was never replaced. Plans exist to redevelop the sight into a multi-million leisure complex. At the time of writing the building still remains inaccessible to visitors. It can, however, by admired from the outside and still warrants a visit, symbolising as it does the living history and evolving nature of London architecture and design. View it while you can, from the north bank of the Thames at Pimlico or Chelsea Bridge.

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Vauxhall Tube Station
14 minutes walk
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Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £83† 33% off
Dolphin Square, SW1V | 7 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £109† 25% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 9 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £58† 40% off
106 - 110 Belgrave Rd, SW1V | 10 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Victoria is one of the great transport hubs of London, a bustling area that offers great connections to the rest of the capital and the South ... More
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Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 9 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Embassy Gardens, a new-build neighbourhood in Nine Elms on the South Bank, takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling ... More
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Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 9 minutes from Battersea Power Station
A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up on ... More
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Nova Victoria
London > Attractions > Sights
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 21 minutes from Battersea Power Station
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
4 Battersea Park Road, SW8 | 7 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Helping out man's best friend since 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has become a national institution. It has played a part in several historical episodes ... More
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Purple Dragon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Grosvenor Waterside, 30 Gatliff Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 12 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Purple Dragon is a dream playground, kindergarten, day nursery and private members' for kids. Relocated from its original location in Battersea, the exclusive club occupies ... More
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Oasis Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 14 minutes from Battersea Power Station
The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
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The Battersea Barge
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Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 1 minute from Battersea Power Station
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 11 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
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The Magic Garden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 14 minutes from Battersea Power Station
The pub - if it still fits within the confines of that definition - has a vast outdoor space that is semi-covered with awnings ... More
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 11 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
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London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 15 minutes from Battersea Power Station
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
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William Curley, Belgravia
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
198 Ebury Street, Orange Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 17 minutes from Battersea Power Station
The William Curley chocolate empire continues to swell with the opening of the patissier and chocolatier's latest venture in Belgravia. Curley has worked with the best ... More
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Goya Pimlico
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
34 Lupus Street, Pimlico, Pimlico, London SW1V | 9 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Spanish cuisine. ... More
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Metrogusto Bar & Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
153 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW8 | 9 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Italian cuisine. Booking advised.... More
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
46 Moreton Street, Pimlico, London SW1V | 9 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 23 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 25 minutes from Battersea Power Station
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 35 minutes from Battersea Power Station
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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Oasis Nature Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Larkhall Lane, SW4 | 14 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Oasis runs a children's Nature Garden, a karting project and an Adventure Playground all in and around the same corner east of Larkhall Park in Stockwell. ... More
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 16 minutes from Battersea Power Station
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 16 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ... More
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 1 minute from Battersea Power Station
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
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The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 16 minutes from Battersea Power Station
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old man ... More
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 16 minutes from Battersea Power Station
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
London > Nightlife > Bars
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V | 12 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Located under Cambridge Street Kitchen and part of the Artist Residence, the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar bar takes iconic ... More
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 12 minutes from Battersea Power Station
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
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Dusk
London > Nightlife > Bars
339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 19 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Swish, Battersea "style bar" with Oriental decadence and award-winning cocktails. Escape the clamour of West End clubs with this out-of-town, style bar alternative. High standards, a ... More
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 1 minute from Battersea Power Station
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes from Battersea Power Station
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 17 minutes from Battersea Power Station
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More

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