Battersea Power Station is one of the most recognized buildings in London. You may have seen it on the cover of 1965 Help! album by the Beatles or Animal by Pink Floyd. Monthy Python's Meaning of Life and The Dark Knight movie of the Batman saga, as well as the BBC's Sherlock were all filmed here, alongside many others. Built in the 1930s in art deco style, it is still the largest brick construction in Europe.
Now the power station is closed for visitors and opens its doors only for rare events, such as festivals of street skaters or experimental music. In 2013 it was announced that the station has a new owner and would soon be renovated. Due to this, Battersea decided to let the people in for a few days to give them a chance to see it before a long maintenance period. Tickets for these excursions were immediately sold out as demand exceeded supply by far. Even though the station is closed (check their site anyway for there might be something going on), take your time and obseve it from the outside, because the scale of the edifice and its history deserve your attention.
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