Vauxhall, a strip of London in the south bank of the Thames, is a cutting edge area which has encountered lots of investment and regeneration over the past few years. The area also includes Nine Elms to the east and parts of Battersea to the west. For a very long time Vauxhall has been dominated by London’s industrial hangover and dominated by New Covent Garden Market and Battersea Power Station. Originally the birth town and famously known of Vauxhall Motors, Vauxhall now has the massive riverside residential development St George Wharf above Vauxhall Station and is also well-known for the not so hush-hush location of M16 Headquarters at Vauxhall Cross. The government has identified Vauxhall as an opportunity area, with planning framework predicting up to 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs.
Vauxhall Park offers numerous valuable facilities of tennis courts and children’s play area. There are also several communal gardens such as the Spring gardens, which has community allotments and the Vauxhall City Farm featuring a range of farmyard animals.
Shopping and entertainment
There is something to cater to every taste in Vauxhall when it comes to entertainment. Well known mainly for its night clubs and bars, you can also find quirkier locals such as the attractive sanctuary Vauxhall Grove featuring a vegetarian cafe overlooking communal gardens. On the other hand, Vauxhall’s Voho, London’s freshest destination for the thriving gay scene the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been forever popular with Vauxhall residents. For everyday considerations there are many places to shop from the Tesco supermarket to the local Costcutter supermarket that open till late.