4 Awesome Things To Do At The Malaysian-Owned Battersea Power Station In London


Farah Fazanna •  Feb 23, 2023

Once dubbed the Cathedral of Power, the Battersea Power Station is now ready for a new generation. The historic building has recently undergone the make-over to end all makeovers. Having once supplied electricity to the likes of Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, the disused Power Station has now transformed into one of London’s hottest shopping, dining and leisure destinations.

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Psst… Did you know that the Power Station has been managed by the current shareholders, Sime Darby Property Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, and the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) since 2012? Yep, that’s right! It’s Malaysian-owned and something we can be proud of!

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So, if you’re planning to visit London soon, make sure to visit the famous Battersea Power Station! We’ve compiled a complete guide for your visit. Check it out!

Shop ‘til you drop

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Forget Oxford Street. This is the latest shopping spot in London! The retail offering is situated in the Power Station's two freshly restored, historic Turbine Halls, which, while identical from the outside, are unique in their interior architecture.

Turbine Hall A represents the extravagant Art Deco splendour of the Power Station's construction in the 1930s, but Turbine Hall B finished in the 1950s, has a more brutalist, industrial style and feel.

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Browse the latest trends in Calvin Klein, The Kooples, Mango and Uniqlo or indulge in some glossy new products at Space NK, Le Labo and Kiehl’s. You can also bury your head in a book at Battersea Bookshop or start your Christmas shopping at Curated Makers where over 40 local and independent small businesses have been curated into a craft lover’s dream.

In addition to the Power Station, a new pedestrianised high street, Electric Boulevard, will also open between the south entrance and the new Zone 1 Underground station. Here you will find Zara, specialist opticians David Clulow and Korean food and culture hub, Oseyo.

Enjoy the delicious food offerings

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The Battersea Power Station is also home to a wealth of irresistible eateries to keep you well-fuelled while you wander. There is a mouthwatering meal to be found for every occasion, many offering beautiful riverside views. Some of the Muslim-friendly eateries that you can enjoy a meal include Clean Kitchen Club (all-day vegan menu), Where The Pancakes Are, Poke House, Crosstown (sourdough doughnuts), Le Bab (kebab), Roti King (Malaysian dishes), and Kova Patisserie.

See London from 109 metres high

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While you’re here, be sure to check out Lift 109, a circular glass elevator that ascends 109 meters where you can admire a panoramic view of the London skyline. You’ll be able to learn more about the building’s rich history, architectural significance and lasting presence in popular culture through a carefully curated ensemble of original records and multi-media displays. State-of-the-art features include a giant interactive multiplayer touchscreen where guests can collectively ‘generate’ energy – watch the lighting installation above whirl and glow brighter with every touch!

Enjoy wet weather activities

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What’s London without the rain, amirite? If you’re stuck indoors, then the Battersea Power Station has plenty of activities to keep you occupied! Treat yourself to a five-star experience at The Cinema in the Power Station, with premium seating and an exclusive members bar. The crystal-clear laser projection screens and state-of-the-art surround sound are guaranteed to give you a movie night you’ll never forget!

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The Power Station’s boutique Cinema in The Arches is also a lovely place to catch the latest flicks. Or if you’re an avid theatre-goer, watch a play at The Turbine Theatre, set up by award-winning director and producer Paul Taylor-Mills. For something a little more hands-on, enjoy a game of mini-golf at Birdies or explore an alternate reality at DNA VR.

What to look for in 2023

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Battersea Power Station already has a thriving collection of food and drink options, but you’ll have more options this year as the 24,000-square-foot Arcade Food Hall along with three standalone restaurants open its doors.

You can also look forward to fun-packed days at Bounce, the interactive game parlour that also happens to serve delicious food and drinks. And for the fitness and wellness fanatics, luxury health club Third Space, and boxing gym BXR will also be setting up shop with even more to be announced soon.

Getting there:

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:

Sloane Square (Zone 1, Circle and District lines). A 12-minute walk via Ranelagh Gardens and Chelsea Bridge or a five-minute bus ride on routes 452 and 137.

Victoria (Zone 1, Circle, District and Victoria lines). A 20-minute walk via Buckingham Palace Road, Ebury Bridge Road and Chelsea Bridge or a ten-minute bus ride on route 44. Victoria is also a major railway terminus and bus station with a dedicated express service connecting to Gatwick Airport.

Vauxhall (Zones 1 and 2, Victoria line). A 20-minute walk via Nine Elms Lane or a five-minute bus ride on routes 156, 344 and 436, with entry to Battersea Power Station via Pump House Lane.

The nearest bus stop to the entrance at Pump House Lane is ‘Battersea Power Station’. The following buses serve this stop: 156, 344, 436. From here, cross the road to the entrance at Pump House Lane, and walk along the pedestrian route to Circus West Road (10 mins).

Opening hours: The Power Station is open from 10am to 8pm Monday – Thursday, 10am – 9pm Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, however, please check individual retailer pages for opening hours and information as some may be open longer.