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19 people maximum in the pool sounds a rather odd figure, is that because its not monitored by safety staff?
You're unlikely to ever see any serious swimmers in that pool. It has steps into the water across the full width of the pool on each side, meaning there's nothing to kick off against at the start of the length. It's definitely been designed for leisure, not swimming. And somehow I doubt it will get much use in the middle of winter.
It's never occurred to me before but do Underground stations always have the word 'Station' on nameplates outside a station. National Rail stations don't.
The blue nameplate outside Battersea Power Station station says BATTERSEA POWER STATION.
A stunning bit of design, but I'm terrified of heights so if I lived there I wouldn't be using it!
Stuart R - Yes. See page 57 of the "LU Signs Manual" ([pdf] engrossing reading for nerds!):

1. Generally only the station name appears on fascias and is suffixed by the word ‘STATION’
2. Underground stations whose entrances are within National Rail stations should have the word ‘UNDERGROUND’ included — for example ‘VICTORIA UNDERGROUND STATION’. Where space is limited in such situations, it may be permissible simply to use ‘UNDERGROUND’

I assume for Battersea Power Station they decided that the Station in the name was enough, even if it technically refers to a different type of station. (Unless the official name is going to be "Battersea Power".)
Used to work around there 25 years ago. The ability to nip under the railway, with its deafening Eurostars, to Nine Elms Sainsburys would have been very welcome. The only swimming available would have been in a big puddle. I suspect I wouldn't recognise any of it now.
I really think that Battersea Power Station Station would be the most memorable and would look great on the Underground maps.
'Us' and 'Them' London continues to grow at an alarming rate.
Stuart R - although a difference in style; I think there's a practical side to it. In many LU locations it's less obvious that the entrance/underpass/arcade you're passing is the entrance to an actual station as opposed to some other urban feature. It's also an aid to tourists and those less familiar with the territory and signage.

Also, unlike the BR double arrows symbol, which definitely means "train here", roundels are everywhere in London, from bus stops to ticket shops to cab ranks to street signs to new traffic light installations! Yes the tube has specific colours for it, but that's not so obvious to the uninitiated.
Some good feedback on the station comment. Thank you.
But the purple backgrounded Crossrail station names at street level aren’t capitalised, and also don’t use ‘STATION’?e.g.: ‘Paddington’ instead of ‘PADDINGTON (STATION)’ or ‘West Ealing’ instead of ‘WEST EALING (STATION)’. Bugs me that they aren’t consistent but I guess it’s because it’s not a ‘proper’ Tube line, more like National Rail, so the branding guidelines are a bit different.
I walked around nine elms a few weeks ago out of curiosity. It is very dystopian almost, it really is an odd place now. Unrecognisable from 10 years ago.
Agree entirely with Tom. I've visited a few times to see what it's like. Horrible place.

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