Part of an iconic London landmark is being turned into a bar

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London is home to some seriously quirky drinking spots, from the prison bar at ‘Alcotraz’ to the Wild Western experience at East London’s Moonshine Saloon.

And now London has got an even quirkier drinking spot coming.

Battersea Power Station’s Control Room, where technicians would send out electricity across London, is being turned into a fully functioning bar.

After recently getting its own T ube station, it will now have a whole new revamp.

Control Room B has been newly restored for the build, after Battersea Power Station previously produced a fifth of the whole of London’s electrical power.

Part of an iconic London landmark is being turned into a bar
© Getty Images One of the control rooms is being kitted out as a bar

The power station also supplied electricity to some of the most well known landmarks in the capital – including the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

Next year, Control Room B will become a hospitality venue, running all day, and become an intimate bar in the evening.

The bar will be modern and contemporary in its decor, but keeping some remnants of its industrial character from the 1950s.

We reckon this will be the hottest new spot for London history enthusiasts and Instagrammers everywhere, as the restored control panels will serve as an incredible photo opp.

In fact the Control Room itself has already made a number of media appearances, as the setting for the Beatles film Help and on the album cover of the rock album Quark, Strangeness and Charm, the Evening Standard reports.

The rest of Battersea Power Station opens as a fully functioning entertainment and office complex in the heart of South West London.

Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said: “We are creating one of the most unique all-day bar experiences in London which will naturally become a centrepiece for Turbine Hall B.

“For the very first time in history, guests will be able to see the historic Control Room B in all its glory, sit back with a coffee or cocktail and soak up the breath-taking views of this heritage landmark that has finally been restored after years of lying derelict.”

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