Battersea Power Station is taking the winter lights baton from Canary Wharf

The iconic brick building in Battersea is bringing back its annual Light Festival on 25 January, just a few days before Canary Wharf turns off its own annual winter lights festival.

Between Battersea Power Station and Canary Wharf, Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to illuminating the winter grey. Taking over from Canary Wharf Winter Lights, which wind down on 25 January, Battersea Power Station is hosting a free light art trail both inside and outside the building. There will be seven light art installations to marvel at in total, including illuminated butterflies and a playable light piano, and they'll be lit for a full month – from 25 January to 25 February, 8 am to 11 pm daily.

Throughout the duration of the Battersea Power Station Light Festival 2024, a number of events will be organised as well, including family-friendly workshops such as lantern making, LED hula hoop, and luminous slime making. The live entertainment and music programme also features live “glow shows”, live weeknight performances on the Light Piano, and even silent discos held in the station's Turbine Hall B.

You can find out more about the Battersea Power Station Light Festival here, and with the help of our guide to where to eat at Battersea Power Station, it's easy to make a day of it.