Battersea Power Station, London, UK

Battersea Power Station, London UK

The iconic four chimney layout of Batersea Power Station is instantly recognisable, but the real gem is the stunning controls rooms hidden away inside.

Visited May 2015  UK Battersea, London, UK Undergoing redevelopment

History of Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Battersea, an inner-city district of South West London. It comprises two individual power stations, built in two stages in the form of a single building. Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to its east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to an identical design, providing the well-known 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 and is Grade II* listed.

Control Room A

Battersea Power Station - The huge A-Side Control Room
Battersea Power Station – The huge A-Side Control Room
Battersea Power Station - Control panels
Battersea Power Station – Control panels
 
Battersea Power Station - Control room desks
Battersea Power Station – Control room desks
Battersea Power Station - Control desks in the Art Deco Control Room A
Battersea Power Station – Control desks in the Art Deco Control Room A
Battersea Power Station - Dusty control desk
Battersea Power Station – Dusty control desk
Battersea Power Station - Controls
Battersea Power Station – Controls
 
Battersea Power Station - Comms system and papers
Battersea Power Station – Comms system and papers
Battersea Power Station - Central command desk
Battersea Power Station – Central command desk
Battersea Power Station - Central control station
Battersea Power Station – Central control station
Battersea Power Station - Central desks
Battersea Power Station – Central desks
 
Battersea Power Station - Power Factor Meter
Battersea Power Station – Power Factor Meter
Battersea Power Station - Dial detail
Battersea Power Station – Dial detail
Battersea Power Station - Back of the control panels
Battersea Power Station – Back of the control panels
Battersea Power Station - Synchroscope
Battersea Power Station – Synchroscope
 
Battersea Power Station - Log Sheets
Battersea Power Station – Log Sheets
Battersea Power Station - Control Room Feeder Log Sheet dated November 1977
Battersea Power Station – Control Room Feeder Log Sheet dated November 1977
Battersea Power Station - Synchroscope in B-Side Switch Room
Battersea Power Station – Synchroscope in B-Side Switch Room

Switch Room / Control Room B

Battersea Power Station - Stainless Steel Control / Switch Room B
Stainless Steel Battersea Power Station – Control / Switch Room B
Battersea Power Station - Synchroscopes
Battersea Power Station – Synchroscopes
 
Battersea Power Station - Control Room B
Battersea Power Station – Control Room B
Battersea Power Station - Switched and dial detail
Battersea Power Station – Switched and dial detail
Battersea Power Station - Dials
Battersea Power Station – Dials
 
Battersea Power Station - Amperes meter
Battersea Power Station – Amperes meter

The rest of the building

Battersea Power Station - Steel structure of the huge building
Battersea Power Station – Steel structure of the huge building
Battersea Power Station - Old equipment still in place
Battersea Power Station – Old equipment still in place
Battersea Power Station - Dock cranes
Battersea Power Station – Dock cranes
 
Battersea Power Station - Bronze doors
Battersea Power Station – Bronze doors
Battersea Power Station - The bronze doors depict "energy personified"
Battersea Power Station – The bronze doors depict “energy personified”
Battersea Power Station - The iconic chimneys from the roof
Battersea Power Station – The iconic chimneys from the roof
London Rooftops - Battersea Power Station and the City of London
London Rooftops – Battersea Power Station and the City of London
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