Battersea Power Station is gearing up to commemorate its first anniversary since its spectacular reopening as a premier retail and entertainment destination along London’s vibrant south bank. To mark this milestone, the iconic venue is taking a delightful trip down memory lane to the 1950s as part of its ‘Behind the Bricks’ festival, paying homage to the decade when one half of this London icon took shape.
From October 21st to 29th, visitors can step into the past and immerse themselves in the enchanting ‘Power Parlour’ pop-up, nestled in Turbine Hall B. Here, a delightful array of 1950s-inspired beauty treatments and experiences awaits. Blush + Blow London will work their magic with vintage-inspired hair treatments, while MAC Cosmetics will craft iconic beauty looks that transport you to the golden era. R.W. Wolf will provide classic barbering services to ensure everyone exudes retro charm. And to add a dash of glamour, Control Room B will be serving up 1950s-inspired cocktails, allowing visitors to sip in style while undergoing their glamorous transformations.
Battersea Power Station has firmly cemented its reputation as a thriving beauty retail hub, housing prestigious brands like Chanel, Aesop, MAC, Rituals, Space NK, and The Body Shop. In a thrilling development, Boots, the UK’s beauty and health retail giant, is poised to unveil its beauty-only flagship store within the premises. Spanning an impressive 11,200 square feet, this beauty studio will be a treasure trove showcasing over 250 brands encompassing cosmetics, skincare, and haircare. What’s more, it will introduce several exclusive UK brands and ranges from female-owned companies, promising an unparalleled beauty shopping experience.
Chanel, the latest addition to the mall’s illustrious lineup, debuted a stunning beauty and eyewear store in May. Meanwhile, premium beauty retailer Aesop boasts an expansive ground floor space within the station’s historic turbine hall. This space draws inspiration from mid-century sci-fi cinema and seamlessly integrates elements of the iconic building itself, delivering an immersive shopping experience.
Join Battersea Power Station in celebrating its remarkable journey with a touch of 1950s glamour—a nod to the past and a glimpse into the exciting future of beauty and retail.