Battersea Power Station Celebrates Chelsea Flower Show with an Array of Floral-Inspired Activities
Battersea Power Station will celebrate the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year with a series of floral-inspired activities for all the family to enjoy at Circus West Village, the first element of the regeneration to complete.
With the first 10 new restaurants, cafés and bars now open, Circus West Village is the perfect place to eat, drink and visit either before or after a trip to the Flower Show. Get here via the MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus and the Flower Show is just a short walk away.
From Saturday 19 May, visitors to this new riverside neighbourhood will be able to enjoy a large floral installation at the entrance at Grosvenor Arch. The installation will take over the entire archway creating a flower-covered canopy, providing the perfect backdrop for a floral ‘selfie’.
A series of workshops for all ages will also be on offer at Circus West Village, from miniature garden growing to boutonniere-making with one of London’s leading florists as well as a free screening of the Royal Wedding in The Village Hall. Many of the new restaurants that have opened at this exciting new food and drink destination will also be serving up delicious botanical dishes and mouth-watering floral cocktails. The full line-up of free to attend “Battersea Flower Power Station” activities is as follows:
- Boutounniere-making workshop with Royal Warrant Holder and florist, Moyses Stevens, which will soon be opening a new boutique and flower school at Battersea Power Station. In celebration of the Royal Wedding, this boutonniere-making workshop offers visitors the chance to create a fabulous floral buttonhole that is Royal Wedding worthy. Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May from 10am to 4pm. Sessions every 30 minutes, last session at 3.30pm. Drop in. Free.
- Miniature garden-designing with Heaps & Stacks. Visitors will be challenged to design their own miniature garden in a terracotta pot. All sorts of materials and greenery will be provided to craft mini fences, fake ponds and garden benches. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 May and 1 to 3 June. Sessions from 10.30am to 2pm, last session at 1.30pm. Drop in – all ages welcome. Free.
- Petal Parlour – a chance to be pampered by petals. Guests will choose from a petal facial, face painting with the addition of real fresh flowers, or a pressed petal manicure, where miniature dried petals are beautifully painted onto nails. Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May from 10.30am to 2pm, last session at 1.30pm. Drop in – all ages welcome. Free.
Italian restaurant Fiume, led by renowned chef Francesco Mazzei, will be offering an exclusive royal cocktail, ‘Flore Royale’, for guests to enjoy on the terrace overlooking the river. Mazzei has also selected the freshest flowers such as lavender and rose to infuse Fiume’s signature Italian gelato to create a spectacular range of sweet treats. Flavours include Rose Petal, Jasmine, Roasted Peach and Lavender.
Tonkotsu, known for its ramen, will be creating Smoked Hibiscus Margaritas garnished with edible flowers. The Battersea General Store will introduce a pomegranate and edible flower salad including fresh mint, cucumber shavings and mandarin segments.
No. 29 Power Station West, the village pub, has teamed up with Ketel One Vodka to launch The Ketel One Urban Garden Collective featuring a collection of experiences including London’s first ‘Clean Air Bar’, a living garnish wall and a mix of cocktails from BBC One Masterchef 2016 finalists, Billy and Jack. The Clean Air Bar has been decked out with plants that NASA found to be the most effective at removing toxins from the air.
Hair and beauty salon Paul Edmonds is offering a complimentary Shu Uemura Night Serum packed with Red Camelia Flower, when you book a cut and blow-dry with a Senior Stylist or Director during Chelsea Flower Show. The salon is also offering a complimentary glass of Ruinart Champagne when you book a signature mani-pedi with your favourite ‘Flower Colour’ during the show.
In addition, The Village Hall will be screening the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19 May from 12pm, which will be free to attend.
Visitors will be able to easily access all of the activities at Battersea Power Station courtesy of the MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus Service, which now stops at a new pier directly in front of the Power Station. It is the closest pier to Chelsea, allowing direct access to the Flower Show in under 10 minutes.
Helen Carr, Leasing Director, F&B and Leisure at Battersea Power Station, said: “Circus West Village is quickly becoming one of the most exciting new riverside destinations in London and with so much on offer from great restaurants to fun activities and workshops, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Located just a short walk away from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, it is the perfect place to visit for lunch, drinks or to take part in a fantastic floral-inspired workshop and we look forward to welcoming visitors to Battersea Power Station.”
For more information visit batterseapowerstation.co.uk/chelseaflowershow and follow @BatterseaPwrStn for the latest news and events.
About Battersea Power Station:
- Battersea Power Station is one of central London’s largest, most visionary and eagerly anticipated new town centres in which roughly half the development will comprise shops, restaurants and office space. In addition, there will be a six-acre public park, a town square and a new tube station (scheduled to be within Zone 1).
- The Battersea Power Station project covers 42 acres and includes 3.5m sq ft of mixed commercial space, together with 4,364 new homes.
- The successful regeneration of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 new jobs, inject £20bn into the UK economy and create a funding mechanism for the first major tube line extension since the Millennium. A new NHS medical facility is also being built.
- The Battersea Power Station Foundation supports local charities and community projects. Over £3.3m has been awarded since it launched in 2016; on average, £207,000 is granted per month and the largest grant awarded was to Battersea Arts Centre for £305,000.
- Circus West Village is the neighbourhood centre for the first part of the development. It opened to the public in Spring 2017 and since then over 700,000 people have visited to enjoy the ongoing programme of events and the new shops and restaurants.
- Residents started to move in to Circus West early in 2017 and continue to do so. The Village Hall, a new performance space, has opened at Circus West Village and a new MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus service commenced on 1 November 2017.
- The Battersea Academy of Skills Excellence (BASE), the development company’s bespoke jobs and training service created for those living locally, was launched in 2016. It is focused on matching people with jobs at Battersea as well as providing training relevant to the job pipeline at the development.
- Battersea Power Station is owned by a consortium of Malaysian investors comprised of Sime Darby Property, S P Setia and the Employees’ Provident Fund. Management of the development is being undertaken by the British-based Battersea Power Station Development Company.