The Anonymous Widower

Battersea Power Station Station To Battersea Power Station Pier – 18th September 2022

I walked between Battersea Power Station station and Battersea Power Station pier.


  1. A new route between the station and the pier has been opened up, which is shorter.
  2. The development opens on the fourteenth of next month, but there is already some good restaurants and coffee shops.
  3. The corgi was the first one I’d met for a few years.

I walked between the station and the pier in under ten minutes.

September 18, 2022 - Posted by | Food, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , ,


  1. Another bland, soulless development for bland, soulless people But I do like the corgi (my parents had one in the late 50s/early 60s). It’s a shame that some of the more imaginative deve.lopment ideas for BPS never saw the light of day. Given the energy crisis, some might think that the best use of the old building would be to generate British electricity from British coal – but they’d probably be too young to know how dirty this part of London used to be when it did.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | September 18, 2022 | Reply

    • I lived near Oakwood station as a child from 1947-1963.

      Air was awful and the nearest coal-fired power station was Brimsdown by the River Lea. We were always being sent home early from school until about 1959.

      It was also very cold in the winter some years, if the wind was in the East. There used to be a sign at Oakwood station, which said that if you fly East from the station and maintain altitude, the first land you hit is the Urals.

      Somebody nicked the sign.

      Comment by AnonW | September 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. There’s a very enthusiastic article by Marcus Binney in the Times today on the new power station (due to open Oct 14). Makes me think I’ll go and take a look the next time I’m in London.

    Comment by Peter Robins | September 27, 2022 | Reply

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