Located to the South West of London and just a short walk over the River Thames from affluent Chelsea, Battersea is a popular choice for families and young professionals alike. With a combination of green spaces and a selection of trendy bars and restaurants, the area is a buzz with people, both day and night.
Less than 3 miles from Charing Cross and spreading out from Clapham Junction, the area has easy access routes to most areas of Central London and beyond.
An idyllic riverside location, and home to the Battersea Children’s Zoo, Battersea Park offers a tranquil escape from the activity of Chelsea’s nearby King’s Road, and Battersea’s own bustling shopping scene. From the park, the iconic four chimneys of Battersea Power Station can be seen protruding into the sky.
The station has long stood a favoured landmark of the area, with its unique design shaping Battersea’s skyline since the 1930’s. Now a decommissioned, the previous coal-fired power station is currently under development with residential and commercial opportunities.
The area is also famously home to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Visitors to Battersea have a choice of shopping locations from the famed Kings’s Road in Chelsea, just a short walk away over the beautiful Albert Bridge; or the retail delights along Battersea’s Northcote Road. Most notable for its independent boutiques and antiques market, Northcote Road is also lined with a range of cafes and bars.
Battersea is often praised on its selection of trendy bars, attracting a younger crowd to the area as evening falls. Offering a vibrant mix of cocktail bars, riverside pubs and DJ bars, Battersea has a venue for every occasion.
For those seeking a culture fix, Battersea Arts Centre is the answer. Set in the former town hall, a stunning Grade II listed building, the venue plays host to an eclectic mix of theatrical performances.