The Power of the Thames – Battersea to Westminster

(9 customer reviews)

Battersea Power Station Tube Stop – just outside the exit

Guided by Charlie

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
4 March 2023 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
29 April 2023 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Winter Reserve Online
1 July 2023 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer Reserve Online

This walk is sold out on Saturday March 4th

Battersea Power Station – once called the temple of power –will soon be open.

Stand in the middle of one of the world’s largest brick buildings and feel the energy it once delivered to power a fifth of London. Marvel at the transformation within and the new riverside without. Then take this walk downstream along the Thames enjoying the ebb and flow of its history – going back more than three thousand years to the river’s very first crossing point, and forward to the overnight arrival of Vauxhall’s high-rise city, with a space age American embassy tucked in behind it.

Follow the tide out further to the point where the Horseferry once crossed, and beyond that to another seat of riverside power – the Palace of Westminster.  Two powers – electrical and political – needed the same thing to succeed. The river. Join this celebration of what such a small stretch of the Thames has brought to London


The meeting point for this walk is just outside the exit of Battersea Power Station   Tube Station

9 reviews for The Power of the Thames – Battersea to Westminster

  1. Christine Slater

    Thoroughly enjoyable walk even on such a cold day. The guides did very well with the number of attendees. Altogether a very interesting day.

  2. Melanie Goodwin

    Such a fascinating walk with Charlie and Emmanuel on Saturday afternoon. A cold grey day but we all very happily listened and learnt from their wonderful commentary for 2 1/2 hours (this is slightly longer than most London walks at about 2 miles but worth every step and great value). Educational and entertaining, such great guides, you will not be disappointed but do pre-book as they may start to limit numbers it is so popular!

  3. Dorothy MacDonald

    An excellent walk covering so many interesting aspects of life along the Thames, past and present.

  4. Katie Smith

    We had a brilliant tour with Charlie and Emmanuel, really enjoyed how this tour touched on a variety of themes from architecture and engineering to spies and espionage on this walk. Would highly recommend it!

  5. Frances Carter

    A fascinating walk this morning led by Charlie and Emanuel , full of information about history as far back as the Bronze Age as well as the Power Station and other recent and current developments . Highly recommended

  6. Daryl Lax

    A super double act by Charlie and Emmanuel! Two guides and an extra half-hour – this was value for money! Many thanks to you both for carefully constructing such an interesting and informative walk. Your enthusiasm made it a real pleasure to listen to you and to learn from you.

  7. Patricia Pledger

    You can always guarantee a full programme as well as insightful and fascinating historic details and the latest information from Charlie Forman and this walk – together with a colleague Emmanuel – was no exception. From Battersea Power Station to Westminster the
    whole 2 1/2 hours was full of fact and stories from the past and seeing the inside of BPS was
    amazing. A must-do……. Thanks to both for a super morning on 26/11.

  8. Simon Fairclough

    A fantastic and super-informative walk down the Thames from Battersea Power Station. Thank you Charlie and Emmanuel! I’m only sorry that I had to leave early as my dog was misbehaving!

  9. June Stewart

    An amazing walk from Battersea Power Station to Westminster, Houses of Parliament. Charlie and Emmanual took us on a super walk starting from the interior of the power station along the Thames path towards Westminster pointing out so much history and information for 2 hours. Highly recommended.

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