In the Victorian times, Battersea’s industrial waterfront was the home to the chemical works, candle and starch factories. They have now been swept away and Battersea is now one of the most popular neighbourhoods with attractive housing stock and excellent schools. The riverbank from Albert Bridge to Wandsworth Bridge now has modern accommodations, new restaurants, bars and public walkways. The benefits of having one of the lowest rates of council tax in London, excellent transport links and many attractions on the doorstep, house hunters are turning their attention to Battersea. With further developments in place, the extension of the northern line at Battersea and Nine Elms is due to open in 2020.
Battersea Park has been one of the favourite green spaces in London for many people. The park has many things to see, including a children zoo, a boating lake, an art gallery, café, a riverside walk and the famous Buddhist Peace Pagoda. Furthermore the Festival of Britain main garden features have been restored with the Vista Fountains forming an attractive focal point with over 50 jets of water. Further to the South, you will find more green spaces including Clapham Common which provides a skate park, ponds and running track whereas Wandsworth Common is a little smaller and offers a nature centre and an on-site café.
Shopping and Entertainment
Battersea has many shops, restaurants and bars with Northcote Road is where many people head to for a local night out. From a popular pub Bolingbroke, Lola Roja tapas bar to a family run Italian run restaurant ‘Numero Uno’, Northcote Road has a variety of restaurants to visit. You will also find mid-market chains such as Jack Wills, Phase Eight, Jigsaw and White Stuff located on Northcote Road. Battersea Square also offers many restaurants including Gordon Ramsay’s London House restaurant.