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City Sketchers London: Let’s draw Battersea Energy Station


Sketch by Andrea Deng

For our second sketchwalk of 2023 we will probably be drawing the lately 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 major instance of
Industrial Artwork Deco. The current redevelopment of the realm contains 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
prefer to know extra about this thrilling new growth, take a look at
the grasp plan on the Energy Station web site.

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 picture 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

All the floor flooring and Degree 1 are open to the general public, so you could have
loads of decisions to attract inside. 

  • Turbine Corridor A is Artwork Deco in fashion, reflecting the 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 flooring of Turbine Corridor B is Battersea Bookshop, an unbiased neighbourhood bookshop that specialises in artwork, structure and design, and 
    showcases ‘among the distinctive architectural components of the enduring Battersea Energy Station’.
  • Carry 109, ‘London’s epic new viewing expertise’, is a
    glass platform raise that rises greater than 100 metres to the highest of the
    northwest chimney for spectacular 360 diploma views. You’ll need to
    e-book upfront to safe a ticket.


  • Electrical Boulevard – A new pedestrianised excessive avenue
    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
    house alongside the River Thames.
  • 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 considered one of 80 around the globe constructed by Buddhist nuns and
    monks as a religious focus for reflections on world peace and non
    violence. There’s a panoramic view of Chelsea Embankment from the

Sketch by Andrea Deng

Key instances 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 picture 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 picture. In case of inclement climate, we’ll meet inside
the North Entrance.

3.30 PM

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


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

Sensible info

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

major entrance is in Circus Street North, with one other entrance in
Circus Street South.

Entrance to the Energy Station is freed from cost, though
among the areas on the higher ranges are nonetheless below growth. There
are cafés, bogs and loads of locations the place you possibly can eat.

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

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

An alternative 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 steerage about
COVID-19 and its variants. Though restrictions have been lifted,
it is smart to take all mandatory precautions to maintain ourselves and
fellow sketchers protected all through the occasion. The chance of an infection for
outside occasions is low, however fundamental steerage nonetheless applies:

  • Please don’t attend when you really feel unwell
  • Put on a face masking once you’re near others
  • Give folks house
  • Observe good hand hygiene.

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Location map


See you at Battersea Energy Station!


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