Battersea

About the Area

Battersea is hands-down one of London’s hottest places to live right now. Once the scruffy little sibling of Chelsea and Fulham, Battersea has scrubbed up in recent years — in fact, it’s practically wearing a tuxedo.

It’s all kicking off in Battersea, where epic plans are afoot. For donkey’s years, Battersea Power Station was everyone’s favourite upside-down pig — immortalised on a Pink Floyd album cover, no less — but it looked like the derelict ruin would only ever house pigeons, not people. All that is about to change with a jaw-dropping £9bn revamp. Soon, the old coal plant will return to its former art deco glory, this time with luxury shops, kitsch galleries and Apple’s new London HQ. Oh, and two new tube stations on the Northern Line extension. That chattering noise you can hear? That’s the sound of Battersea becoming London’s most talked-about neighbourhood.

Of course, the classic Battersea isn’t going anywhere. Legendary Northcote Road is known as Nappy Valley — a magnet for well-heeled families with four-wheel drive pushchairs. Come rain or shine you’ll find high-end boutiques, buzzing brunch spots and the occasional dog in a handbag. Mooch around the Antiques Market, a treasure trove of art, furniture and bric-a-brac, then put your feet up at The Draft House over a craft beer and a burger. What’s not to like?

For your Sunday chill, Battersea Park is leafier than life itself. Let battle commence with the freelancers wielding laptops in the Pear Tree Cafe — whoever bags a window seat has an amazing view of the lake.

Past, present and future — there’s always a buzz about Battersea.

Battersea Arts 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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Northcote Road Market

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

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No. 29 Power Station West

A stylish and unique bar/restaurant situated in the new Battersea Power Station development, Sister restuarant to No. 32 in Clapham Old Town.

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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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Bunga Bunga

The infamous Bunga Bunga on Battersea Bridge Road is an Italian Bar, Pizzeria and Karaoke venue. Home to the renowned Party Brunch and metro pizza.

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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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Go Ape - Battersea Park

For a central London forest experience, Just across the water from Chelsea awaits an adrenaline fuelled and action packed high ropes expedition.

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Nuffield Health Battersea

Gym, Physiotherapy, Squash Courts and Personal Training.

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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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Battersea Park Station

Managed by Southern, This gives you a quick rail route to Victoria Train Station in just 4 minutes.

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Queenstown Road Station

Queenstown Road is a railway station in inner south-west London, 2 miles 50 chains south-west of London Waterloo, between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. It is a short walk from Battersea Park station and Battersea Park to the west.

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Clapham Common Underground

Clapham Common is a London Underground station. It is on the Northern line, between Clapham North and Clapham South stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.

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