Green parks, an abundance of quality restaurants and bars, good schools and attractive Victorian properties are just some of the reasons why Battersea is such a highly desirable area. Its proximity to the river and nearby Chelsea also adds to the attraction.
Property in Battersea ranges from mansion blocks and Victorian family homes near the park, to newer developments such as the Battersea Reach development which is proving popular with young professionals and corporate tenants. Popular family areas are the ‘Toast Rack’ on Wandsworth Commons and streets ‘Between the Commons’, particularly just off the Northcote Road.
Battersea has a good range of pubs and bars, including a growing range of cocktail bars. There’s also the Battersea Arts Centre which showcases local theatrical talent and showcases various art installations throughout the year.
Best place for a cocktail
The Southsider Cocktail Bar is a specialist cocktail bar serving a hug range of cocktails to suit everyone’s tastes. If you fancy something that’s not on the menu the bar staff are happy to make up something especially for you.
The biggest, well-known park in the area is of course Battersea Park, which provide locals with beautiful green space to explore and a range of sporting facilities. The park features a large duck pond, a pagoda and various sculptures for visitors to admire.
Just south of Battersea Park are a further three large parks to explore; Wandsworth Common, Clapham Common and King George’s Park.
There’s a great choice of restaurants in Battersea serving a huge range of fare, from traditional British pub food to French Cuisine, Tapas, Vietnamese and more.
There are plenty of shops located on Northcote road, from independents to higher end high street brands such as Jo Maman Bébé and Whistles. There’s a great range of specialty stores where you can buy anything from honey to fine wines and cheese, alongside traditional florists, fishmongers and antiques. In fact, the area is so well known for its independent stores that the council has implemented a measure to protect the unique shops and distinctive character of Northcote Road.
Best place for cheese and nibbles
Hamish Johnston Fine Cheese has an incredible selection of cheeses to choose from. In addition to every type of cheese you could imagine, they also sell a selection of crackers, pickles and charcuterie.
This part of South West London is well known for the quality and choice of education available to families. Honeywell Primary School and Belleville Primary School offer fantastic primary education options. Newton Prep, Thomas’s and the Lycee Francais Wix School are also highly regarded by parents. The Emmanuel School is also located nearby.
Battersea is well served by London Overground services and mainline services
Clapham Common – Northern Line
Clapham South – Northern Line
Wandsworth Road – London Overground Services
Clapham Junction – London Overground Services
Battersea Park – Services to Surrey
Queenstown Road – Services to Waterloo and Surrey
Clapham Junction – Services to the South and westwards
With incredible transport in and out of London, more bars restaurants and boutique shops than you can shake a stick at and some of the best schools in South West London; no wonder people choose to live here their entire lives.Chris Innes-Ker - Associate Director, Battersea
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