A prime riverside setting perfect for families and professionals alike
"Battersea Square is a delightful place for a spot of brunch, lunch or dinner, particularly when the sun is shining and you can sit outside!"David Law
"Clapham Junction is the busiest station in Britain measured by the number of trains passing through there every day."Stephanie Kele
"Clapham Junction is one of south west London's shopping and entertainment destinations."David Law
Where do Battersea locals go?
Flour to the People
Gorgeous local sourdough bakery that makes amazing coffees and fry ups - even homemade baked beans and perfect poached eggs!
Submitted by Hannah
Battersea Arts Centre
Whether you're into theatre, comedy or the fantastic annual ale festival, Battersea Arts Centre always has something interesting on.
Submitted by Victoria
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
The Prince Albert
Perfect for a post-park refreshment, this traditional pub opposite Battersea Park's Albert Gate has plenty of tables outside.
Submitted by Victoria
Powder Keg Diplomacy
Always worth a visit for a drink or two. The cocktails are original, homemade and more a piece of art for all your senses. The in-house infused eucalyptus gin is wonderful stuff and the wine list has been composed with imagination and care.
Submitted by Iris
A great place for lunch on a sunny day overlooking Chelsea Harbour.
Submitted by Clodagh
A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.
Submitted by David
The Breakfast Club
This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...
Submitted by James
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
Submitted by Daisy
Be At One
Super tasty cocktails and a fantastic happy hour, where all cocktails are 2-4-1. The staff are so friendly and there's a good vibe here on a Friday and Saturday night.
Submitted by Daisy
Chelsea Physic Garden
A must for anyone interested in botanics and horticulture. They put on lots of workshops throughout the year and there's a fantastic Christmas fair too.
Submitted by Daniel
Wonderful homemade lunches in a lovely environment. Relaxed and cheerful!
Submitted by Felicity
Why do you find Battersea a great place to live?
"I love Battersea because of the beautiful park, it is well connected by bus to Chelsea and Clapham and it has character at the same time."
"I love SW11 because it's close to the centre of London, but has a real personality of its own. A very villagey yet urban feel."
"Battersea is close to Chelsea and Central London."
"Battersea is an area being redeveloped so much and the people are friendly. It's very suitable for young families, as well as young people who have just started their career in central London."
"Lots of parks, restaurants and friendly people."
What do you like about Battersea?
Did you know?
"Historically, Battersea was situated in Surrey, with the land used mainly for farming. Lavender - giving its name to Lavender Hill - asparagus and pig breeding were just some of its main agricultural outputs."
Child-friendly activities near Battersea
Junior Judo BatterseaStars Gym Unit 5a
Starting in September, GB 2012 Olympic Judo prospects Alex Farbon and Jonathon Purssey will be running a 10 to 12 week judo. You learn an array of throws, hold downs and submissions. Its Japanese roots give an ethos of mutual respect, discipline and self-control. Vital tools for life and a physical work out like no other! First timers welcome to try their first class for free. Cost for the 10 week course is £75 Website
Exploring PlaySomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Come and have fun exploring different ways of playing with your child and help your child become more sociably interactive with other children and adults. This session is for parents and children aged under 2 years. This is an opportunity for young children to enjoy growing in confidence and developing their skills in: movement crawling walking and handling objects, finding their voices and building on their language skills, and expanding their vocabulary using nursery rhymes and songs. for children aged under 2 years Website
SportsFusion Mini KickersLatchmere Leisure Centre Burns Road
SportsFusion Mini Kickers is an innovative program that introduces children aged 3 - 7 to team sports through football. We create a fun, safe and structured environment for our members where they learn the fundamentals of team play, such as respect, communication and sportsmanship. Website
StorytimeBattersea Park Library
Storytime is half an hour of stories and book sharing. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-5 years. Families can: listen to popular stories that will help their child learn, and make friends and socialise and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website
Cheeky ChampsBattersea Arts Centre
Friendly and fun class run by a local mum incorporating lots of different elements to entertain and stimulate your little ones.
Well Baby ClinicDoddington Health Clinic
At the Well Baby Clinic, you can get advice and guidance about your child. The clinic offers the chance for you to: -discuss general health, issues and worries about your child; -have your child weighed; and -get advice about feeding. These sessions are for parents/carers and young children aged 0-5 years. Website
Pregnancy and post-natal yogaBikram Yoga
Learn a combination of breathing exercises physical postures and improve fitness. Learn Yoga as a way of keeping fit and healthy. All levels are welcome. For pregnancy after 1st trimester for postnatal after get ok from Doc/midwife to exercise. You can: make friends and socialise, learn new skills, and have fun. Babies can come along up to 9 months or crawling. Need a towel to practice on and a blanket for baby. Can hire towels and buy water at the studio if needed. Mats provided but can bring own mat if preferred. Visit the website for more details. First 3 classes for £35 or £15 per class Website
Battersea is part of London on the south bank of the River Thames. Roughly triangular in shape, its northern boundary is the Thames, as it runs first north-east, and then east, before turning north again to pass Westminster. Its north eastern corner is one mile (1.6 km) due south of the Palace of Westminster; the north western corner is demarcated by Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea tapers south to a point roughly three miles (5 km) from the north eastern corner and two miles (3 km) from the north west. To the east is Lambeth; on the south are Camberwell and Streatham, on the south-east is Clapham and on the west Wandsworth. It was announced that a new US embassy would be constructed at Nine Elms. This development would also see the building of luxury apartments in the area.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Clapham Junction
- Imperial Wharf
- Nine Elms
- Wandsworth Common
- Sloane Square
- South Kensington
- Clapham North
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