A prime riverside setting perfect for families and professionals alike
"On a lovely summer's day it's fun to watch the fountain display in Battersea Park!"Gareth Jones
"For me, there's no better place to take a stroll along the Thames than by Battersea Park..."Stephanie Kele
"It's exciting to see the London landscape transforming around Battersea Power Station..."David Law
Where do Battersea locals go?
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
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
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
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
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
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?
"Inaccurately named, Clapham Junction Station is in fact in Battersea and is the busiest railway station in the UK."
Child-friendly activities near Battersea
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
Battersea BabiesYork Gardens Children's Centre
Come and join this friendly baby group in a relaxing atmosphere where you will have the chance to meet other parents with babies receive advice. This is a Parent and Baby Group for 0 - 1 year olds and their parents or carers. This is a great opportunity to: meet other parents/carers, and have a chat with a health professional about your baby. Call for more details. Website
Music First and Story TimeChesterton Primary School Dagnall Street London
A session for parent/carers and children to have fun learning songs and stories from around the world. This session is for parent/carers and children up to 5 years. Families and children joining this activity will: have access to a range of multi-cultural instruments, have fun learning new words and phrases, meet other families with children under five years, and learn dance and actions to your favourite nursery songs. There is no need to book just drop-in. Website
Healthy Cooking WorkshopsChesterton Primary School and Centre for Children and Families
These sessions aim to teach parents/carers how to cook healthy food for their families on a budget. This session is for parents and carers of 2-5 year olds. You will learn: How to keep your family healthy Fun new recipes How to manage your family food budget Please call to book a place. 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
Hartbeeps Class - Battersea1 Church Row
At Hartbeeps we put your child at the heart of our magical, musical adventures. We offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes, as well as educational sessions, pregnancy classes, stay & play with baby discos, and fabulous children's parties. Website
Alphabet DanceThe Old School Club, Batterse
These classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers provide a fantastic and fun introduction to the alphabet using music and movement! Kids 'meet' a different letter each week and review others. 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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