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.
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