Looking for some uplifting news?
Well, London’s got a new glass elevator that’ll whisk you up to take in a view that’s exactly as high as the very tip of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Or, if you want another way of visualising it, 2.2 Nelson’s Columns. Or 20 average height male giraffes. Or 1,571 hamsters.
It’s 109 meters, basically.
Because that’s the exact height of the iconic Art Deco chimneys thrusting out into the skyline from Battersea Power Station, one of which has its own glass elevator – Lift 109 – poking out of the top of it as of this Autumn.
The whole experience lasts around 45mins, and begins with a multimedia exhibition in the main turbine hall which will go over the history of the building. You’ll then get into the elevator and abruptly start asking yourself ‘wait a second, is the entire journey up just going to be in pitch blackness then?’ The answer is no – this is just the first lift to take you to the main event. You’ll embark onto the official Lift 109, a sort of futuristic space craft and ascend into the sky inside the chimney.
Once at the top, you can take all the pictures you want and gaze out at 360-degree views of London, before returning to earth, and being decanted out into the newly thriving food & drinks scene (and, eventually, what’s likely to be one of the best new food halls in the city).
Prices start at £14.36 and you can make make your way into the sky any day of the week.
Isn’t that up-lifting…
NOTE: Lift 109 is open now. You can book tickets right here here.
Battersea Power Station | Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, SW8 5BN
Want to see what you’re going to see? Take a peek at our Battersea Guide…
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