Study tour London

20-21 Mars 2023

Battersea Power Station and Retail Safari

Study Tour London


20-21 Mars 2023
Join us for a 2-day exploration of London's vibrant retail development scene! We will start off with a visit to one of the largest and most exciting redevelopments in London, Battersea Power Station. This legendary London landmark and surrounding area has been brought back to life as one of the most exciting and innovative mixed-use neighborhoods in the world – a place for locals, tourists, and residents to enjoy a unique blend of shops, bars, restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues, parks and historical spaces. The next day will go on a guided Retail Safari where we will look at up-and-coming retail concepts and trends. Limited to 30 participants - first come first serve!

Members: €600 / Non-members: €900

Includes 1 lunch, welcome drink and dinner, guided visit at Battersea Power Station and full-day retail safari. Travel to/from London and hotel are not included and need to be organized by each participant. Suggested hotel is the Hoxton Southwark where we have negotiated a discounted rate of £239/night. Prices are excluding VAT. Registration is binding but can be transferred to a different person. Program is subject to change.

Battersea Power Station

Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AL
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Gordon Ramseys Street Pizza

Circus West Village, 2 Arches Lane, London SW11 8AB
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Hoxton Southwark

40 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NY
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Jack Stratten

Head of Trends
Insider Trends

Emily Seares

Senior Trend Consultant
Insider Trends

Retail Safari

Covent Garden, Soho, Carnaby Street and Oxford Street


  • 12:00 pm - Meet up and lunch in Battersea
  • We will meet up for lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza to try out the famous chef's bottomless pizzas and salads. The restaurant is located in Battersea's funky restaurant strip just underneath the bridge and a few steps away from the waterfront.

    Address: Circus West Village, 2 Arches Lane, London SW11 8AB. Lunch includes a set menu with a main course and dessert.
  • 1:30 pm - Guided tour of Battersea Power Station
  • At its peak, Battersea Power Station was supplying a fifth of London's electricity. After decades of sitting derelict, it is now open to the public as one of London's most exciting and innovative new destinations. We will get a private tour of the area by Sam Eastwood, Centre Director, and James Cooper, Head of Operations and Risk.

    Tour will start outside the Battersea Bookshop. Any luggage can be stored at Centre Management Office if needed.
  • 3:30 pm - Free time to explore Battersea
  • During the afternoon you are free to explore the area on your own. NCSC will meet up with the group at Center Management Office at 4.30 pm for public transportation to the Hoxton Southwark Hotel, but you are of course free to make your own way to your chosen hotel at any time.

    Cost for public transportation is not included in the program. The easiest way to pay your underground fare is by using a wireless credit card.
  • 5:00 pm - Check in at the Hoxton Southwark Hotel (or your choice of hotel)
  • Southwark is one of London's most culturally-rich neighborhoods, full of galleries, great eateries and boutiques. TATE Modern, Borough Market, the London Eye and the banks of the River Thames are just a few steps away. NCSC is recommending staying at the Hoxton Southwark and has negotiated a discounted rate of £239 per room, but you are of course welcome to choose any hotel in the area.

    Hotel reservations have only been made for those who have requested it in the registration form. Payment upon check-out, breakfast not included.
  • 6:00 pm - Welcome drink and dinner at The Apartment at Hoxton Southwark Hotel
  • 9:15 am - Introduction to Londons Retail Scene
  • We will gather in the lobby for public transfer to 10 Bloomsbury Way in Holborn where we will get an introduction to London's latest retail concepts by Jack Stratten at Insider Trends. As Head of Trends, Jack has provided insights and strategic support for some of the biggest retailers on the planet, from NIKE to Walmart, Microsoft, Nespresso, and Coca-Cola.
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Retail Safari
  • On our retail safari we will explore new innovations and get an insight into how progressive brands are responding to the changing consumer landscape. The Safari will be led by Jack Stratten and senior trend consultant and award-winning editor and journalist Emily Seares. The tour will cover shops in Covent Garden, Soho, Carnaby Street and Oxford Street and we will stop for lunch at the Mercato Mayfair on our way.

    NCSC will arrange for transfer of luggage from the hotel to the Retail Safari end-point, Ocean Outdoors Head office at 25 Argyll Street (right next to Oxford Street Tube Station). Lunch is not included in the price.