Battersea Power Station is the largest brick-built structure in Europe and is notable for its original and lavish Art Deco fittings and decor. The building is Grade II listed, and the condition was described as "very bad" by English Heritage, who have included it on their Buildings at Risk Register. Amongst other, numerous film, television and media appearances, the site was also used as the façade for the Ministry of Love in Michael Radford’s 1984 film of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Battersea Power Station has been a landmark for me since I lived in London as a child and though it has been out of service for over twenty years, and derelict for as long as I can remember, it still has a tremendous sense of history. Due to the generally dangerous condition of the building, one of the nearest points for photography is this property developer’s car park on the north west corner of the land, beneath the neighbouring railway bridge, and the site is completely surrounded by high fences and large amounts of razor wire.