Last chance to see Battersea Power Station

The public will have one last chance to see Battersea Power Station ahead of its redevelopment at this year’s Open House London event.

Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station

The Open House scheme, which takes place in September, grants public access to buildings in the capital, which are normally restricted.

Battersea Power Station, which was built in the 1930s as a coal-fired power station, will host site visits, granting the public a final opportunity to see it in its current state before it undergoes redevelopment into a mixed-use space.

There will be 700 buildings ‘opening their doors to promote the value of good design,’ say organisers who are this year looking to address the theme ‘celebrating architecture, people and place’.

Other landmarks included this year are The View from The Shard, 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), and Tower 42.

You can get yourself onto organised tours like the East London Transformation one, in which experts will lead visitors around East London and Lee Valley showcasing the regeneration of areas surrounding the Olympic Park.

Full listings and details of events will be published by Open House in its 2013 guide, which will be made available from mid-August.

Open House London will take place from 21-22 September across London. 

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