Lift 109: What we thought and how to get tickets - ‘Londoners feel like a golden ticket winner’

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Battersea Power Station's Lift 109 offers Londoners a chance to feel like one of Willy Wonka's golden ticket winners.

Lift 109 gives Londoners a chance to view the city's famous landmarks from one of Battersea Power Station's four chimneys. Visitors will feel like they're one of Willy Wonka's golden ticket holders as they get to see the capital's iconic skyline from a glass elevator. 

London's renowned skyline can be seen from a number of different spots around the city, with Battersea Power Station's Lift 109 offering a new vantage point from a historic spot. The experience allows visitors a chance to go up one of the venue's iconic four chimneys, which help make the famous landmark so memorable.

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The Grade II listed former power station opened its doors to the public last autumn as the once-industrial setting was transformed into a shopping and food destination for Londoners. 

The venue welcomed visitors to go up one of the power station's chimneys via Lift 109 the following month in November, with the venue having continued to offer visitors the one-off viewing experience ever since.

Guests first get a chance to absorb the power station's history through a mini gallery which looks back on the industrial past of the building before its recent transformation. Set in the venue's Turbine Hall, visitors will also get to see a new angle inside the power station and view the many shops and eateries which now call it home.

Lift 109: What we thought and how to get tickets - ‘Londoners feel like a golden ticket winner’Lift 109: What we thought and how to get tickets - ‘Londoners feel like a golden ticket winner’
Lift 109: What we thought and how to get tickets - ‘Londoners feel like a golden ticket winner’ | Amber Peake

You will get around 10 minutes or so to explore the different interactive exhibits before guests are then led into a room in which an immersive experience and light show begins. 

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The Infinity Room first showcases an electricity-themed interactive experience which sees energy particles change with the touch of guests. This is then followed by a visual display which offers a glimpse into the past of the building and its presence in the capital's famous landmarks.

As the show ends, doors to an express lift become visible, which takes guests to the base of the northwest chimney. Visitors will then go up a further set of stairs before reaching the final glass lift. From there, it's around 30 seconds to the top, with guests treated to coloured lights that line the chimney before the final city view is revealed.

Similar to Willy Wonka's glass elevator, the lift comes out slightly above the chimney's top, which allows guests to get a chance to see the capital's skyline like they've not seen before. You can walk around the lift to get a 360 view of the city, with information showing what landmarks to look out for also available.

Visitors are up at the top for around 10 minutes, where they can take in the panoramic views of the city as well as snap some pics before they're brought back down. Following the experience, guests will no doubt see the venue in a new light as they note the history of the building while browsing it's now more than 100 shops and eateries.

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Lift 109: What we thought and how to get tickets - ‘Londoners feel like a golden ticket winner’Lift 109: What we thought and how to get tickets - ‘Londoners feel like a golden ticket winner’
Lift 109: What we thought and how to get tickets - ‘Londoners feel like a golden ticket winner’ | Amber Peake

How to get tickets to Battersea Power Station's Lift 109 experience

Those wanting to see London's iconic skyline from the top of one of Battersea Power Station's chimneys for themselves will be able to book a visit through the Lift 109 website

The experience is open from 10am to 6pm on Mondays through to Thursdays and 10am to 8pm over the weekend. Guests are able to choose a time that suits them. Whether you want to watch the city wake up in the morning or see the sunset in the evening, there are plenty of slots to choose from.

Adult tickets are £15.90, while children's passes cost £11.50. There is also a family ticket which includes two adults and two children, which comes to £50.36.

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