Saturday 17th December Sloane Square to Battersea Power Station

Twenty-four Poly Ramblers braved the cold weather and train strike to meet at Sloane Square Station for a short walk to Battersea Power Station. We struggled our way through the Christmas shoppers to pause at all the glitz outside the Saatchi Gallery. Shortly afterwards a turning down Cheltenham Street led us towards the Chelsea Pensioners Hospital followed by the Army Museum which I was told houses the skeleton of Napoleon’s horse! We continued our way to arrive at the Chelsea Embankment to cross the Albert Bridge and the gate leading us into Battersea Park. The walking group stopped to admire the London Peace Pagoda unfortunately it was too slippery for us to walk all the way around it, this was followed by a short exploration of the Festival Gardens also rather slippery. We arrived at Battersea Power Station passing under the bridge with yet more ice! The Power Station, all lit up with a fairground and ice rink, was a magnificent sight. We just had time to visit the exhibition of the history of the Power Station before there was a rush to catch trains home.