Battersea Power Station's 'Great Glass Elevator' Now Available For Pre-Booking

Battersea Power Station's 'Great Glass Elevator' Now Available For Pre-Booking
The tip of a chimney with a glass top - inside which are people
Lift 109 opens in the autumn. Image: Battersea Power Station

The London Eye has a new rival.

There's been talk for some time about a 'great glass elevator' that shoots up the inside of one of the iconic Battersea Power Station chimneys, to a 360-degree viewing platform at the tippity top.

Now, Lift 109 (so called because it's 109 metres tall) is here. Well, just about. A website has appeared, inviting eager beavers to pre-register for tickets.

Battersea Power Station with its four grand chimneys - at the tip of the forward right one you can just about make out the glass lookout point
You can just about make out the glass lookout point, poking out of the front righthand chimney. Image: Battersea Power Station

Other details are nebulous; we're told the attraction opens sometime in the autumn, and there are as yet no prices available. But what, with the building's rich history — not to mention a thrilling new vantage point over the Thames — we expect Lift 109 to join the ranks among London's other great towering attractions, which include the London Eye, Up at The O2, and (to be a little more niche) Canonbury Tower.

Recently, we brought you news on Battersea Power Station's gloriously restored art deco Control Room A, which is a sight to behold, but might prove tricky to see for yourself.

Last Updated 24 August 2022

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