Nothing quite says romance like a jaunt on The Northern Line to Battersea Power Station to play a round of ping pong. With the weather dipping and our winter wardrobe set for another airing, duck into the Power Station for the ultimate date night. Whether it’s a solo date, with your other half or a mate date, the Power Station’s mix of over 100 shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and
entertainment venues mean you can plan the ultimate night out all within the walls of a historic Grade II* listed building.

Battersea Power Station: Food and a Fun Activity

Much like the age-old combination of ‘jeans and a nice top’, date nights with ‘food and a fun activity’ are always a fail-safe option. Let’s be honest, it’s the building blocks for any good evening out. If it’s views you’re after, take to the skies at Lift 109, a one-of-kind glass elevator which ascends to the top of the Power Station’s northwest chimney, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the London skyline.

For some lighthearted competition, go head-to-head over a game of ping pong or shuffleboard at Bounce or for the brave, challenge your date to a sing-off in BAO’s private karaoke room inspired by the KTV culture across Asia. For those who love a classic, timeless date approach but with *added flair*, The Cinema in the Power Station offers the ultimate movie night experience with reclining seating (fancy!) and fine wines (very fancy!), Champagnes, craft beers, house-made cocktails,
popcorn, sweet and savoury treats all available to enjoy as you sit back and enjoy the latest releases.

Photo credit: John Sturrock

Battersea Power Station: Eat and Drink

If you can’t make a decision when it comes to what you want to eat, make a beeline for the newly opened Arcade Food Hall & Bar where you can travel the world experiencing thirteen different cuisines (Thai, Indian, British, you name it). For a livelier date night, head to Arcade on a Thursday or Saturday evening for the ‘Arcade Sound System’ DJ sessions and Happy Hour.

Other options include: NOCI which serves fresh, silken pasta, Le Bab offering Middle Eastern cuisine and Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, home to Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes. For cocktails with a 1950s twist, Control Room B is a must visit with its unique drinks menu inspired by the Power Station’s industrial heritage. For history aficionados, Control Room B’s self-guided audio
tour is a great way to learn about the original control desks, switchgear and synchroscopes that were used to help distribute power across London when Battersea Power Station was operational, and you can even add a glass of champagne to make it extra special.

Fancy a sweet bite? Tuck into chocolates, gelato and crepes at Italian Gourmet Chocolatier, Venchi to one of Crosstown’s signature sourdough doughnuts. For lovers of savoury and sweet, the new ‘Brinner’ menu at Where The Pancakes Are
is a certified hit. Centred around dishes that fuse breakfast and dinner together, such as Pulled BBQ Chicken Pancakes and autumnal Poached Pear Caramel Pancakes, the menu lets you get your pancake fix into the evening.