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40,000 visit Battersea Power Station in most popular Open House weekend ever

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Battersea Power Station became the most visited building to ever take part in Open House - attracting 40,000 visitors in just one weekend

People queued for up to five hours for the last chance to get inside the Grade II*-listed building before work starts on the £8 billion development.

The structure, which was one of 700 venues opened up to visitors during the Open House London weekend (21-22 September), was the most visited building that has ever taken part in the event. An estimated 18,000 people visited the landmark on Saturday, with a further 20,000 gaining access to the former power station on Sunday.

Open City estimate that there was an increase in numbers of around 20 per cent across all the sites in London, making this weekend the most popular in the organisation’s 21 year history.

Preliminary works on phase one of the development is due to begin next month, with the dismantling of the first chimney expected to happen in February 2014.


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