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City Sketchers London: Let’s draw Battersea Energy Station


Sketch by Andrea Deng

For our second sketchwalk of 2023 we can be drawing the not too long ago opened
Battersea Energy Station 
SW11 8AL, one of many latest and most vibrant neighbourhoods of

[Led by Andrea Deng and Jimmy Lu]

Battersea Energy Station,
dominated by its 4 iconic chimneys and deeply rooted in common tradition, is
now open to the general public as a brand new procuring and leisure vacation spot with
pedestrian-centred public areas, parkland and gardens.

This decommissioned Grade II* listed coal-fired energy station is
one of many world’s largest brick buildings and a main instance of
Industrial Artwork Deco. The current redevelopment of the world consists of the addition of a number of
residential buildings and public areas designed by internationally famend
architects, with new public riverside entry alongside the Thames.  If you happen to’d
wish to know extra about this thrilling new growth, right here’s extra about 

the grasp plan.

There isn’t a value, simply wrap up heat and produce your sketching package.

Our assembly level for the day is the North Entrance,
faces the River Thames.

Assembly level

Our assembly level for the day is the North Entrance, which faces the
River Thames (see photograph above). If the climate is honest, we’ll meet in
the sq. outdoors the North Entrance. If it is wet, we’ll meet inside
the North Entrance.

Choices for drawing


Battersea Energy Station

The entire floor ground and Stage 1 are open to the general public, so you’ve got
loads of decisions to attract inside. 

  • Turbine Corridor A is Artwork Deco in type, reflecting the Nineteen Thirties when
    building of the Energy Station started.
  • Turbine Corridor B is Brutalist in design, a nod to the Fifties
    when the constructing was accomplished. On the bottom ground of Turbine Corridor B is Battersea Bookshop, an impartial neighbourhood bookshop that specialises in artwork, structure and design, and 
    showcases ‘a number of the distinctive architectural components of the long-lasting Battersea Energy Station’.
  • Carry 109, ‘London’s epic new viewing expertise’, is a
    glass platform elevate that rises greater than 100 metres to the highest of the
    northwest chimney for spectacular 360 diploma views. You will have to
    e book prematurely to safe a ticket.


  • Electrical Boulevard – A new pedestrianised excessive road
    that hyperlinks the Energy Station to the brand new Battersea Energy Station Tube
  • The Coaling Jetty – A 110m lengthy Grade II listed jetty with a
    nice view over the Thames and the Energy Station. The
    Coaling Jetty has been redesigned as a riverside backyard, opening up a brand new public
    area alongside the River Thames.
  • Part 3 residential items with iconic twisted shapes designed by Frank Ghery, and the
    serpentine ribbon designed by Foster+Companions.
  • Battersea Park and the Peace Pagoda – Battersea Park is a
    200 acre Victorian park with a boating lake, tea gardens, a
    kids’s zoo and different points of interest. The London Peace Pagoda is one among 80 all over the world constructed by Buddhist nuns and
    monks as a non secular focus for reflections on world peace and non
    violence. There’s a panoramic view of Chelsea Embankment from the

Sketch by Andrea Deng

Key occasions and assembly factors

11 AM

Meet within the sq. in entrance of the Battersea Energy Station
North Entrance, in direction of the River Thames (see photograph above). In case of
inclement climate, we’ll meet contained in the North Entrance.

1 PM

Meet within the sq. in entrance of the Battersea Energy Station
North Entrance (dealing with the river) to point out sketchbooks and take our
lunchtime group photograph. In case of inclement climate, we’ll meet inside
the North Entrance.

3.30 PM

Meet again on the similar spot to have a look at the day’s work and
take the afternoon group photograph. In case of inclement climate, we’ll
meet contained in the North Entrance.


If you need to linger for some time to speak (and sketch!), we’ll
then transfer to the close by
Battersea Brewery.

Sensible data

Battersea Energy Station is positioned in Circus Highway West, 9
Elms, London SW11 8AL. 

primary entrance is in Circus Highway North, with one other entrance in
Circus Highway South.

Entrance to the Energy Station is freed from cost, though
a number of the areas on the higher ranges are nonetheless underneath growth. There
are cafés, bogs and loads of locations the place you’ll be able to eat.

The closest Tube station is Battersea Energy Station
(Northern Line).

 Battersea Park (Overground and Southern) and Queenstown Highway
(South Western) are additionally inside a 10-15 minute strolling distance.

Another choice is to reach by boat, through the Thames Clippers
service at Battersea Energy Station 
Pier. The Energy Station is a 15-minute journey from Embankment, 20
minutes from Blackfriars, half-hour from Putney, and 40 minutes from
Canary Wharf.
City Sketchers London stays alert to nationwide steering about
COVID-19 and its variants. Regardless that restrictions have been lifted,
it is wise to take all obligatory precautions to maintain ourselves and
fellow sketchers protected all through the occasion. The danger of an infection for
out of doors occasions is low, however fundamental steering nonetheless applies:

  • Please don’t attend if you happen to really feel unwell
  • Put on a face protecting whenever you’re near others
  • Give individuals area
  • Observe good hand hygiene.

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Location map


See you at Battersea Energy Station!


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