Beiträge von AnnieMole
188 Kirtling Street, London SW8 5BP
AnnieMole am 5 Juli 2008 (aktualisiert am 10 Mai 2010)
I was extremely lucky enough to go on a walking tour of this on the 4th July. It's much more massive and impressive than it looks when you get in the grounds and I'm looking forward to the proposals for regenerating it. The developer appear to be doing a good job with plans for a new Tube station there, housing, entertainment, shopping and an even larger EcoDome - think Eden Project - but that will importantly mean that it can start producing power again - but "clean, green, power".
The link that andeecy had given has all the plans and I have a fuller review with more pictures here
Overall it's an incredible building and words can hardly do it justice really and I'm pleased that such an icon image of London looks like it will remain well into the next century.
Tideway Walk Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, London SW8 5PZ
AnnieMole am 5 Juli 2008
I agree with all the other reviewers who say the pub is a bit of a walk from public transport, but on a bright sunny day, it’s definitely worth the walk. About a 10 minute walk from Vauxhall station, the pub is hidden away and seems like an oasis amongst the many DHL, FedEx’s and soulless office blocks on this stretch of Battersea.
On entering you go up a plank (laydeez you might want to remove any heels if you want to make a reasonably dignified entrance) and go into a lovely flower strewn deck.
The views both up and down stream are fantastic - you have iconic Battersea Power Station, lots of great views of London’s bridges.
Downstairs is a bit like a trip back in time to some 1970’s/ 1980’s night club with red lights highlighting the spiral stairs, big red curtains and a microphone that is crying out for some drunken karaoke nights.
Brill place for a party and pray for no rain.