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Battersea Power Station, London - October 2015

The_Raw

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A site that needs little introduction Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s, with Battersea B Power Station to the east in the 1950s. The two stations were built to an identical design, providing the long-recognized four-chimney layout. The station ceased generating electricity in 1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one of the best known landmarks in London and is Grade II listed.

I never saw myself coming back here but when a couple of friends travelling from afar got in contact I decided I wouldn't mind checking out the current state of play, @extreme_ironing and @shaddam came along for the ride too. We got around the whole site and didn't see a soul all night, security here seems to be on the ball one minute and completely useless the next. After recent events with another group getting caught and finding themselves in a shitty situation I would recommend using caution here though. They seem to treat this site like it's on holy ground when they catch people but the truth of the matter is it's no different to being on any other site legally. It's just that security are bigger assholes than usual and I have a message for them.

Fuck you asshole security, I've been on your site four times now you dumb twats and I intend to come back for more :upu3:

1. Control Room A



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6. Maze of scaffolding



7. Switch Room B



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9. An area that was previously unaccessible before the scaffolding went up.



10. This allowed us to access Control Room B, completely empty now but this was once full of dials and switches with a control panel



11. It faced towards the turbine hall in this direction



12. Some old pipes tucked away on B side



13. An old painting still preserved in the turbine hall



14. Fake security on the roof



15. Looking down from the base of one of the chimneys



16. Morning mist blowing past as we bid farewell



Thanks for looking (y)



 
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Awesome pics Damo, I frickin love this place!! 

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That's really impressive. Absolutely great pics!

 

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Gotta love battersea, I wouldn't mind popping back myself as my visit here predates my wideangle lens so I'd like to get some better shots. :) 

 

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Awesome shots here man, I would love to get in there at some point & see the monster for myself!

 

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Top report. Always wanted to visit here i thought it was a big no go nowadays. Might have to grow a pair. 

 

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Top report. Always wanted to visit here i thought it was a big no go nowadays. Might have to grow a pair. 

Don't always believe everything you read on the internet. :) 

 
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Too good Mr Raw! Your reputation proceeds you. You mut be the most prolific explorer of this iconic site  :cool:

 

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Too good Mr Raw! Your reputation proceeds you. You mut be the most prolific explorer of this iconic site  :cool:
Haha no way Jose but thanks for the compliment. Others have been way more than me and going back many years too. I have no idea how many times @Dmax has been but he knows the place so well he's actually created a virtual BPS how it was back in the day, it's taken him several years.

Top report. Always wanted to visit here i thought it was a big no go nowadays. Might have to grow a pair. 
 Cheers mate, it's definitely worth the effort (y)  

 
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Thats right raw m8ty stick it to the man lol.... And Wait for it ............ HOLY FUCKBALLS thats a cracking set of pics m8ty and what a bloody great looking place. Thanks for pics and report etc. Bloody love the fake bloke tied to side Bloody awesome.

 

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FUCK YOU SECCA!! rebel without a cause :p  slipped by me this report, saw some of the pics go  up but didnt see the fulll set, fooking awesome stuff mate as usual, need to see that control room!  (y)

 

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So, you didn't try any George. A Romero scenarios here then? Maybe next time.  :grin:

 

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So, you didn't try any George. A Romero scenarios here then? Maybe next time.  :grin:

Not on this occasion....there was a discussion about a load of us going dressed as Homer Simpson at some point though :p  

 

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WOW!

An awesome set of an awesome location. Got some more shots?

 

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WOW!

An awesome set of an awesome location. Got some more shots?

Thanks mate, I've got 2 more reports from here from last year  :D  







 
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