This year the Battersea Power Station Light Festival is back with its third edition which is bigger and better. Brightening up the dark evenings with this festival which is a free activity to do in London this winter with the largest collection of installations. On show from 19 January – 5 March, eight spectacular pieces of artwork, curated in partnership with Light Art Collection will be on display both outdoors and inside the iconic Power Station. Along with this the Electric Boulevard — a new high street for London – which is also a partner.
Some of the key artists exhibiting include Atelier Haute Cuisine which has enlarged and illuminated an everyday object. Atelier Haute Cuisine uses a bath plug to send his message across — stressing the importance of water conservation. Another artist enlarging objects is UK-based Studio Vertigo, which uses the nostalgic toy Slinky with the intention to see a city in a new playful way. One of the most popular installations that is returning for the third time is the ‘Eternal Sundown’ by Mads Vegas. This installation uses 140 energy-saving LED tubes to create a sunset which reflects onto the River Thames with the Power Station in the backdrop. The majority of installations use energy-saving LED lights in order to keep energy use as low as possible.
How to reach
You can reach the Battersea Power Station Light Festival through multiple modes of transport. The most popular include the Zone 1 Battersea Power Station Underground station which is 15 minutes from the West End and the City. The Battersea Power Station also has its very own Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier. The boat ride is a mere 15-minute journey from Embankment, 20 minutes from Blackfriars, 30 minutes from Putney and 40 minutes from Canary Wharf. The riverside neighbourhood is easily accessible by bus, bike, car and train as well.
Wine and dine
If you’re looking to grab a quick bite, head over to the pop-up food huts and trucks from the likes of Cheese King, Chipsy, Fondue Power, Queen of Crepes, Roti King, Simply Lebanese, Simply Hog Roast, Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen & Bar or Street Pizza. There is also Vagabond Wines, Battersea Brewery, if you fancy a glass of wine.
Guests can also visit the Power Station to shop to discover clothing options from over 60 retailers, visit the free Power of Place Exhibition and Heritage Trail, watch a movie at The Cinema in the Power Station, take a trip up the chimney at Lift 109 or enjoy a game of virtual reality at DNA VR.