Battersea

Nappy Valley

Once an ugly duckling with factories and industrial buildings, Battersea is now one of London’s most thriving and hip areas. It is located on the south bank of the Thames, surrounded by Wandsworth, Clapham, Brixton and Lambeth.

Its nickname Nappy Valley refers back to the many young, well-to-do families who tend to move here. Young professionals also love Battersea because of its green spaces, shopping amenities, cafe and restaurant culture as well as its proximity to central London.

Excellent transport links and one of the lowest rates of council tax in London make this area particularly worth living in.

Britain’s busiest railway station, Clapham Junction is in Battersea – some 2,000 trains pass through every day! The Northern Line will also have covered this part of town by 2020.

 

 

Rooms to rent in Battersea

Battersea by numbers

Residents

23560

Average age

32

Restaurants

21

Bars

18

Tube stations

2

Interesting Facts about Battersea

 

  • The people of Battersea always stood up for animal rights. In the early 20th century, medical students and local anti-vivisectionists clashed a lot over animals being used in experiments.

  • The first asparagus in Britain was grown in Battersea Park in 1850.

  • Battersea Park hosted the first football match played under the rules of the Football Association on 9 January 1864.

 

Community and Culture

Battersea Art Centre

Provides theatre, art, comedy, music and kids’ clubs.

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Battersea Barge

A floating venue offering cabaret and disco nights.

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The Pump House Gallery

A contemporary exhibition space with gallery events and workshops for all ages.

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Northcote Road Market

A breath-taking selection of old treasures as well as fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and flowers.

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Restaurants

Four Thieves Pub and Restaurant

A vintage style restaurant offering a menu of British pub classics and some fun extras: ping-pong, table football, old arcade games and a racing game.

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Augustine Kitchen

Authentic French dishes (onion soup, snails, roast duck magret) and a French-style tapas.

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Bars and Pubs

Lost Angel

This stylish bar offers themed events: Tea Party Saturdays, Bloody Mary Sundays plus cocktail-making classes.

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The Magic Garden

You can listen to live jazz, blues and world music while you wrap yourself up in fury blankets in this eclectic garden pub.

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Sports and Recreation

Nuffield Health Battersea

Gym, Physiotherapy, Squash Courts and Personal Training.

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Battersea Sports Centre

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Fitness First Battersea

Gym, cardio theatre, spinning room, x-press workout, classes such as body combat, body attack, yoga, street dancing, ju jitsu, pole dancing and spin.

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Medical Treatment

Bridge Lane Group Practice

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Battersea Fields Practice

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Chatfield Medical Centre

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