Control Room A has a dedicated entrance via the large iron Directors Doors. 
Directors Entrance, Control Room A
Turbine Hall A, Battersea Power Station,
Circus Road West, SW11 8AL

Battersea Power Station - Some interesting facts

Battersea Power Station is one of London’s most recognisable buildings. Built between 1929 and 1935, it sits on the south bank of the River Thames as a legacy to the city’s industrial past.

Inflatable pig at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station was built in two stages: Battersea A was completed in 1935 and Battersea B, came into service in 1944 with the fourth chimney completed in 1955. It was operational for 50 years, before being decommissioned in 1983.

The Power Station famously appeared on the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album, Animals, on which it was photographed with the group’s inflatable pink pig floating between the chimneys.

The restoration of Battersea Power Station commenced in 2014, and the building opened to the public in October 2022, nearly forty years after it was decommissioned.

The Power Station now comprises a mix of residential, office and retail/leisure, and is the centre of this new riverside neighbourhood.


Control room A at Battersea Power Station

Control Room A, the room where we will be hosting our event, was the Power Station’s original control room. From 1933, its controls and dials sent power across the capital from Carnaby Street to Wimbledon – even powering Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

There are three Carnaby Street panels on the switchboard in Control Room A, which is unusual for such a short street. It is said that Carnaby Street 2 was the codename used for Buckingham Palace and Carnaby Street 3 for the Houses of Parliament.

Control Room A is an extraordinary example of Art Deco design and has been beautifully restored as part of the transformation of the Power Station. It is the most sensitive interior of the Power Station having survived almost entirely in its original form.

Controls and Dials in Control room A at Battersea Power Station

The controls and dials are all original - digital colour scanning was used to match the 1930s paint and 3D printing methods taken from Formula 1 were used to replicate missing dials, knobs and levers.

A bomb fell through the roof of Control Room A during WWII but thankfully did not detonate.Control Room A has featured in a number of movies and TV series, including The King’s Speech and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.


Lift 109 at Battersea Power Station

Your Lift 109 journey begins in Battersea Power Station’s magnificent Art Deco Turbine Hall A, where through a carefully curated exhibition of original records and multimedia displays, you’ll discover more about the building’s rich heritage, its architectural significance and enduring presence in popular culture. Continuing onwards and upwards, constellations of light guide your way as the elevator makes its ascent up one of the iconic chimneys and from 109 metres at the top, you will take in a panoramic view like no other.

Experience the inner workings of the Power Station with immersive projections reactive to movement.