It only took 40 years, extensive restorations and a few billion pounds (£9 billion, to be exact) to complete, but the Battersea Power Plant finally Open for business - the most exciting shopping destination we’ve had in years.
The instantly recognizable iconic London landmark next to the newly opened Underground station of the same name seriously A glamorous face-lift Its spacious, formerly deserted interior is filled with all the luxury stores, the latest fashion brands, and quaint restaurants and bars imaginable. Battersea Power Station, spread over 42 acres, will see the opening of London’s first riverside ice rink, named Glide, while the recently launched ‘Cultural Centre’ already includes everything from cinema and theater to venue Virtual reality games.
Of course, though, it’s all this cool fashion that has us jumping on that northern line just stretching to this hot spot south of the river… The endless labyrinth of Westfield: This holiday season, simple, industrial-chic interiors offer Battersea Power Station has a much more civilized shopping experience with the same amount of noise but without the bustling crowds.
Think flashy, modern concept stores from the likes of Adidas, Mango, Theory and Reformation, while brands including Zara and Space NK have used the massive space on display as an opportunity to unlock new design-led flagships. Highlights include the brand-new Kooples store, the only one in the country to carry complete men’s and women’s collections (and a few great exclusives too), Sweaty Betty’s first-ever concept store ‘The Powerhouse’ (and the largest worldwide) , In addition to who - which A gigantic, 4,500 square meter Zara that boasts its own lingerie department.
Stay tuned for the second phase of the Battersea Power Station revival as well, which will see the opening of stores like Chanel, Bulgari and IWC Schaffhausen in the coming months. Just in time for the pre-Christmas rush…