I’ve seen London from a lot of different vantage points over the years, but up until recently Battersea Power Station’s Lift 109 was one I had yet to tick off my list.

The experience, located in one of Battersea Power Station's former chimneys, is an interactive experience followed by a glass elevator offering 360-degree views of the London skyline.

I was recently invited with a friend to experience Lift 109 in time for Valentine’s Day, and it was one of the most interesting experiences I’ve tried scoping out London’s landmarks.

Located in Battersea Power Station, with its wide array of restaurants, eateries and shops, this would make the perfect date night idea.

It also offers great travel links with south east London and central London, via tube and river boat services from Battersea Power Station pier.

Your Local Guardian: The lift takes you to the top of one of the chimneysThe lift takes you to the top of one of the chimneys (Image: Emily Davison)

We arrived for our timeslot at 12:30 and, after a little searching, managed to find the Lift 109 area on the first floor towards the front of the historic building.

After checking in we first began the experience by browsing the small, interactive exhibition, which gives you a glimpse into Battersea Power Station’s past as a key part of London’s energy supply from the 30s to the 80s.

This was definitely something that makes this unique compared to some of the other experiences of London views on offer, in the sense that it offers you a look into the history of a famous London landmark.

The venue also offers a bar area too, if you fancy getting a drink to enjoy before commencing the next part of the experience.

Your Local Guardian: It was an interesting way to scope out London's landmarksIt was an interesting way to scope out London's landmarks (Image: Emily Davison)

From there, we were then called into an interactive room which told the story of Battersea Power Station, with wall projections that interacted with our shadows.

As a sensory note this room is a little loud with flashing lights and does get quite dark, although there weren’t any major surprises and it made for a really interesting look at the power station.

Finally, we made our way to the lifts, before proceeding up a flight of stairs and then boarding the glass elevator of Lift 109 itself.

Your Local Guardian: Chelsea Bridge and Royal Hospital Chelsea are among the sights you can seeChelsea Bridge and Royal Hospital Chelsea are among the sights you can see (Image: Emily Davison)
I waited with anticipation as the lift made its steady ascent up the chimney to eventually reach the top and reveal the London skyline, which in true British fashion was grey and cloudy as rain splattered down from the heavens.

Nevertheless, I did manage to see some famous landmarks like Chelsea Bridge, Victoria Station and even the Shard.

You only get around 10 minutes during the experience, so be sure to take photos and make the most of it whilst you're up there.

Your Local Guardian: You can see the MI6 Building and the Shard in the distanceYou can see the MI6 Building and the Shard in the distance (Image: Emily Davison)

After the time was up, we made our descent before heading back down to the exit through the gift shop, selling various items related to Battersea like books and merchandise.

All in all, I’d describe it as a novel experience and something every Londoner should probably do once in their lifetime, after all how often can one say they took a glass elevator up the chimney of a historical landmark?

Tickets start from £16 for an adult, £12.50 for a child, and £54.60 for a family ticket, with bookable timeslots between 10am and 6pm.