Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames. Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to the east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to a nearly identical design, providing the long-recognized four-chimney layout. The station ceased generating electricity in 1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one of the best known landmarks in London. The station’s celebrity owes much to numerous popular culture references, which include the cover art of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals and its appearance in the 1965 Beatles’ film Help!
Getting inside is another story I needed 3 attempts on the same night to even get close to it. 2 guard walk in different direction around the building. there are multiple fences to get over before even reaching the building. I had to time exactly how much time the guards needed to do full tour around the building and how much time I needed to get over those fences. The first 2 attempts I got stuck between the fences as the building is so big and there’s not like a simple stair to go up. I never got caught and the third attempt was a succes. with a lot of searching and climbing I reached the top of the building and got next to chimney’s. I took some time to take some pictures and it was already getting day that I didn’t had a chance to get to the control rooms. At that time I visited the plant there was an event going on in the center of the building and all secret entrances to the control rooms where closed. It was a bit pitty that I couldn’t see the control rooms but the view on top of the building made it still special. It can’t be always a succes story!