New London Architecture

Walking Tour – Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station


Saturday 29 June 2024
14:00 - 16:00

Discover the iconic Battersea Power Station and the transformation of the surrounding area.
Discover the iconic Battersea Power Station and the transformation of the surrounding area. The conservation and development of this internationally renowned landmark sees the 42 acre former industrial brownfield site become a community of homes, shops, cafes and over 19 acres of public space and was crowned winner of the New London Awards 2023. 

The walk begins at Nine Elms and takes in Embassy Gardens with its famous sky pool, the worlds first aerial swimming pool, then heads to the US Embassy a cubed fortress of security and sustainability. Taking in several mixed use and residential developments connected by a linear park by Gort Scott, Allies and Morrison, Morris + Company and Rogers Stick Harbour + Partners the walk heads past Prospect Place Playground, inspired by the power stations iconic chimneys and brickwork patterns. Explore the newly developed public realm and riverside walks around the power station, and WilkinsonEyre’s restoration and repurposing of the iconic Grade II* listed building. 

This walk is led by an experienced Blue Badge Guide

Start: Nine Elms (outside tube station) 
End: Battersea Power Station 

Duration: 2 hours approx. 

This tour is informed by NLA’s book “Great Estates: Models for Modern Placemaking” which provides a comprehensive picture of all of London's historic and contemporary estates. Much of the story of London's development can be traced through the historic ownership of large pieces of land which have created a resilient cycle of change and renewal. Today this long-term attitude to placemaking has influenced the development of new large-scale and mixed-use areas of the capital, such as King's Cross, Canary Wharf, Victoria and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Great Estates


Meeting Point

Nine Elms (outside tube station) 
70 Wandsworth Rd, 
London SW8 2NA

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