UrbanSickness UK Urban Exploration
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Asylums + Hospitals -

Bangor Hospital   Cane Hill   Cane Hill Demolition   Central Middlesex Hospital   Cherry Knowles  Denbigh  Deva  Fairmile Hospital   Graylingwell Asylum  Harperbury Hospital  Hellingly  High Royds   Holywell  King Edward VII   Lancaster Moor   Leybourne Grange 
Lincoln General   Severalls   St Clements   St Georges   St Marys   UCL Middlesex   West Park   West Middlesex Hospital
Whittingham Hospital  Worcester Royal Infirmary  Yardley Green 

Military -

Anstruther Rotor Bunker Crowborough GCHQ + Aspidistra  Dover   Drakelow RSG/RGHQ Farleigh Down Tunnel   Fort Burgoyne Fort Paull   Goosnargh Bunker  Lansdown No.12 Group HQ  Kelvedon Hatch  Llanberis Ammunition Store  Longcross Barracks  Maidstone No.1 Group HQ  Monkton Farleigh  North Weald Mobilisation Centre  RAF Chilmark  RAF Holmpton  RAF Newton  
RAF Wartling  ROC Posts   Royal Military Academy   Wentworth Command Bunker

Industrial -

Battersea Power Station  Chinnor Cement Works   Fletchers Paper Mill  Ford Dagenham  Horton Kirby Paper Mill
HP Sauce Factory  NGTE Pyestock  Shipton Cement Works  SLP Engineering  Tolly Cobbald Brewery

Underground -

Browns Folly  Box freestone Quarry  Carshalton Air Raid Shelter  Eastry Chalk Mine  Epsom Road Deep Shelter  Hever Caves  Monks Quarry  Paris Catacombs  Paris Catacombs - 4 Day Visit  Ramsgate Tunnels  Ridge Quarry   Shorts Factory 
Swan Quarry (Kingsdown)  Westwood Quarry 

Other -

BIBRA Laboratory  Big Brother House  Chichester Emergency Bunker   Crawley Borough Emergency Bunker   Drapers Tower   Duke of Lancaster   Firbeck Hall   Lincoln Conservative Club  Pleasureland 
Silverlands  St Josephs Seminary   St Pancras Station  Tank testing Facility  Ushaw Seminary 

Battersea Power Station

Visited December 2007 with Rookinella and met up with Downfallen and Syme



Such an iconic landmark of London, Battersea Power Station is a name everyone has heard off.
Its four chimneys standing proud over West London.
Having driven past it so many times, only dreaming about what it could be like to explore.

So an evening was chosen to drive up to London. As soon as we got on site we were busy taking pictures, desperate to take as many as possible.

Were spotted by Downfallen and Syme who were already at the top of one of the scaffold surrounding a chimney at the northern end.
So a quick phone call and we were on our way to meet them at the top. We made our way round to the stairs should be only for security to be on patrol and walk straight past us. Luckily they didnt spot us, despite the dozens of security lights scattered around the inside of the power station.

A quick search around and we couldnt find our way up. So a quick call to get some info from OT and DK, and we were back on track, but only for 5 minutes and as we still couldnt find our way up through the maze of scaffolding and fences.

Thanks to Downfallen and Syme for coming down and finding us to take us back up.

We visited control rooms A and B and climbed the high scaffold to get stunning views over London, the wind was very strong, but stil manage some decent pics, also despite my bad fear of heights i survived on the scaffold, if was higher then i thought.
The control room were amazing. Still in perfect condition since the closure and not seen by many, the huge dials and buttons had control over the electric supply of most of london, with names of buidlings and boroughs above each control.
The chimneys are now in a poor state, and although are grade 2 listed , its is likely they will need to be taken down and strengthened but have to be rebuilt for any future development of the site.

Redeveolpment is the only way this beautiful will survive, or it wil be another building lost forever.

Battersea Power Station Battersea Power Station - Control Room ABattersea Power Station - up the chimney

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