2 December 2020

The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station Returns!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with the return of The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station from 4th December – 3rd January. Encompassing Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of the Power Station and The Coaling Jetty, a historic Grade II*-listed jetty on the River Thames, The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station will be the place to eat, drink and socialise safely this Christmas.

The riverside destination at the foot of the iconic Power Station has been transformed into an alpine village with a heated outdoor pergola seating area and wooden huts serving warming delightful treats from Circus West Village retailers such as Megan’s Battersea and Vagabond Wines from the 9th December, festive festoon lighting, over 100 Christmas trees and a 30ft tree with over 1,000 baubles and 19,000 LED lights.

Extra measures are being taken to ensure the safety of visitors attending The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station. One-way systems, signage and ground markings have been installed for guidance to help everyone entering the development to keep a safe distance and hand sanitisers are located across the site.

The wonderful retailers and restaurants at Battersea Power Station will also be offering Christmas delights and menus throughout the festive period. With special dishes including Tandoori ‘Ra-Ra’ Rump of Lamb and Festive Special Butter Chicken Masala at Cinnamon Kitchen, roast Norfolk turkey with all the trimmings and Sticky Toffee Pudding at No. 29 Power Station West and Fiume’s Pot Roasted Monkfish followed by Cinnamon and Coffee Panna Cotta, mouthwatering dining awaits at this riverside destination this December. There are also hundreds of wines to explore by the glass at Battersea Power Station’s unique urban winery, Vagabond Wines and craft beer brewed on site at Battersea Brewery.

If you’re looking for something to keep you warm whilst exploring The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station visit Circus West Village’s cool new addition Black Sheep Coffee for their signature specialty-grade 100% Robusta brews, a delicious hot chocolate or why not treat yourself to one of their decadent Norwegian Waffles. Whilst you’re there check out the Battersea Power Station inspired street art.

Following a successful first year, Nine Elms Arts Ministry are returning with a new Advent Calendar, which will light both the windows and hearts of the Nine Elms and Battersea community. From 5th December2nd January, the windows of 24 local businesses and community organisations will be illuminated and decorated by local artists following the theme of ‘Light in the Darkness’. The Turbine Theatre, No. 29 Power Station West, Paul Edmonds and The Riverhouse at Battersea Power Station will all be taking part in the trail, as well as an exciting new addition with one of the windows of Fosters + Partners’ Battersea Roof Gardens in the third phase of the development also being decorated. You can follow the lights in Nine Elms every evening, as one window opens online #NineElmsAdvent and all 24 windows can be seen on foot from 5th December. To discover more about the trail please visit https://nineelms.org/project/nine-elms-advent-calendar-2020.

If you’ve missed going to the movies this year, why not catch a Christmas classic at boutique Archlight Cinema located under one of the Grosvenor Bridge railway arches. With festive favourites showing throughout December, including Home Alone, Elf, The Polar Express, The Muppets: Christmas Carol and many more, this is the perfect way to get into the Christmas cheer.  

Following sold out performances of musical ‘Hair’ during The Summer Showtime on The Coaling Jetty at Battersea Power Station, The Turbine Theatre is reopening its doors this Christmas with a special pantomime performance of Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball. Written by Jodie Prenger and Neil Hurst, this adult only pantomime will be on stage between 3rd – 23rd December. Tickets start from £36 for a single seat bubble and £72 for a two-seat bubble. To view the full programme and purchase tickets visit batterseapowerstation.co.uk/retailers.

Fancy an exciting challenge and escaping to a world far away this Christmas? Then head DNA VR, one of the newest retailers to open at Battersea Power Station. With over 50 virtual reality experiences available at DNA VR’s new flagship venue, including a very special Christmas mission to save Santa for little ones aged between seven and twelve years old, it’s ideal for families looking for activities over the Christmas holidays.

Simon Murphy, CEO at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said:
“It has been a challenging year for everyone and we’re thrilled we can bring some festive cheer in a safe and socially distanced manner to Battersea Power Station. With heated outdoor seating, festive treats from the great mix of bars and retailers that call Circus West Village home and the iconic Power Station as a backdrop, The Winter Village is a great destination to enjoy with loved ones this Christmas.”

Travelling to Battersea Power Station to start the festive season in style at The Winter Village couldn’t be easier. Why not hop on board one of the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to Battersea Power Station pier – only a 15 minute journey from Embankment, 20 minutes from Blackfriars, 30 minutes from Putney and 40 minutes from Canary Wharf. The riverside destination is also easily accessible by bus, bike, car, train and tube.