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Battersea & Nine Elms

346 Queenstown Road
SW11 8BY
United Kingdom
T: +44 20 3866 2930
Opening Hours
Monday 8am to 7.30pm
Tuesday 8am to 7.30pm
Wednesday 8am to 7.30pm
Thursday 8am to 7.30pm
Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday closed

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Living in Battersea & Nine Elms

Battersea is in the London Borough of Wandsworth and stands on the south bank of the River Thames, spanning from Fairfield in the west to Queenstown in the east. Conveniently located just three miles from Charing Cross and easily accessible from most parts of Central London, it takes its name from the old village of Battersea, an island settlement on the Thames, and is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon times as Badric's Isle and later as Patrisey.

The skyline is dominated by the Battersea Power Station, its four distinctive chimneys, visible from both land and water, making it one of London’s most famous landmarks. Battersea’s most famous attractions have been here for more than a century. The legendary Battersea Dogs and Cats Home still finds new families for abandoned pets, and Battersea Park, which opened in 1858, guarantees a wonderful day out. The park provides an array of sports (from rowing and fishing to football, tennis and croquet) walks through its various gardens, or along the riverside, and features a children’s zoo and the famous Peace Pagoda. There are a number of sculptures by the likes of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and regular exhibitions, antiques and arts fairs.

Beyond the park the area enjoys a thriving cultural scene, with the Battersea Arts Centre and Theatre 503 among its leading performance venues, providing an electric programme of music and theatrical events. Today Battersea is a relatively affluent neighbourhood with wine bars and gastro pubs galore, as well as many independent and unique shops, Northcote Road once being voted London’s second favourite shopping street. The SW11 Literary Festival showcases the best of Battersea’s literary talents and the famous New Covent Garden Market keeps many of London’s restaurants supplied with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.

With a wide choice of both state and private schools, good local amenities and excellent transport links, it is unsurprising that Battersea has gone up in the world, to become a highly desirable address.

Places of interest

  • Battersea Park
  • Battersea Park Children's Zoo
  • New Covent Garden Market
  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
  • Shaftesbury Park Estate
  • Northcote Road
  • Couper Collection
  • De Morgan Foundation
  • Pump House Gallery
  • Puppet Centre Trust
  • Vauxhall Saint Peter's Heritage Centre

Local authority

Wandsworth Council
The Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
SW18 2PU
020 8871 6000

Taxi/chauffeur services

Battersea cars
0871 996 1070

Battersea cars and Couriers
020 7978 3300

Battersea Airport Taxis
020 7736 7777


  • Thomas’s Day schools
    28-40 Battersea High Street
    SW11 3JB
    020 7978 0900
  • Honeywell
    Honeywell Road
    SW11 6EF
    020 7223 5185
  • Belleville
    Belleville Road
    SW11 6PR
  • L’Ecole
    Trott Street
    SW11 3DS
    020 7924 3186
  • Ecole de Wix
    Wix Lane
    Clapham Common Northside
    SW4 0AJ
    020 7228 3055
  • Thames Christian College
    Wye Street
    SW11 2HB
    020 7228 3933
  • Newton Prep School
    149 Battersea Park Road
    SW8 4BX
    020 7720 4091

Theatres and cinemas

The nearest cinema is in Clapham, The Picturehouse. You can enjoy a glass of wine and take it into the cinema; a little quirky but very cool!

  • The Picturehouse
    76 Venn Street
    SW4 0AT
  • Battersea Arts Centre
    Lavender Hill
    SW11 5TF
    020 7223 2223
  • Grace Theatre
    The Latchmere
    503 Battersea Park Road
    SW11 3BW
  • Latchmere
    The Latchmere
    503 Battersea Park Road
    SW11 3BW
  • Theatre 503
    503 Battersea Park Road
    SW11 3BW

Property available in Battersea

Battersea provides a wide choice of property styles. The banks of the river are flanked by modern steel and glass structures capturing river views and offering underground parking, gyms, pools and concierge services. Battersea Park is surrounded by turn of the century mansion blocks and stunning villas with park views. The Shaftesbury Estate offers picturesque cottages on tree lined streets and squares, as well as Victorian terraced houses with high ceilings and bay windows. The houses gain in size as they get closer to Clapham Common Northside, and many grand Victorian houses can be found on the south side of Lavender Hill. On Clapham Common Northside large villas and terraces over look the common, and the houses on either side of Northcote Road offer mostly smaller, but very desirable, Victorian terraced housing. Battersea also offers many school conversions such as Southside Quarter and Victorian Heights.


At the end of the seventh century in Anglo-Saxon charters and land deeds as Badrics Isle, and later Patrisey, Battersea is historically part of Surrey and was originally an island settlement in the river delta of the Falconbrook, a river that rises in Tooting Bec Common and flows through south London to the River Thames.

Before the Industrial Revolution, much of the area was farmland, providing food for the City of London and had particular specialisms, such as growing lavender on Lavender Hill. The parish grew from several distinct areas that included the original village around Battersea Square and the crossroads that would become Clapham Junction; by the 19th century it was one urban sprawl. With the opening of Clapham Junction Station in 1863, the focus of Battersea changed from the riverside to St John’s Hill and Northcote Road, which became the main shopping area. Little changed until after the Second World War which had destroyed much of the property in the area; leading to a large area of north Battersea being re-developed and changing the old face of Battersea for good.

 Getting to Battersea

  • Roads A3
    Queenstown Road
    Battersea Bridge Road
    Prince of Wales Drive
    Lavender Hill
    Northcote Road
  • Rail Clapham Junction station to Battersea Park station: 6 minutes
    Wandsworth Town station to Battersea Park station: 14 minutes
    Victoria Station to Battersea Park station: 7 minutes
  • Air Battersea Heliport: 1.1 miles, 3 minutes
    London Heathrow airport:16.9 miles, approximately 30 minutes
    London Gatwick airport: 25.5 miles, approximately 45 minutes

Bars and restaurants

  • The Prince Albert
    Gastro Pub
    85 Albert Bridge Road
    SW11 4PF
    020 7228 0923
  • The Butcher and Grill
    Organic Butcher and restaurant
    39-41 Parkgate Road
    SW11 4NP
    020 7924 3999
  • The Draft House
    Gastro Pub
    74-76 Battersea Bridge Road
    020 7228 6482
  • The Prince of Wales
    Gastro Pub
    186 Battersea Bridge Rd
    SW11 3AE
  • The Duke of Cambridge
    Gastro Pub
    228 Battersea Bridge Road,
    SW11 3AA
    020 7223 5662
  • Bunga Bunga
    Restaurant and cocktail bar
    37 Battersea Bridge Road
    SW11 3BA
    020 7095 0360
  • Mien Tay
    180 Lavender Hill
    SW11 5TQ
    020 7350 0721
  • The Banana Leaf
    75-79 Battersea Rise
    SW11 1HN
    020 7228 2828

Hospitals and medical practices

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
    369 Fulham Road
    SW10 9NH
    020 8746 8000
  • St George’s at St John’s Therapy centre
    162 St. John's Hill
    SW11 1SW
    020 8812 5385
  • Royal Brompton Hospital
    Fulham Road
    SW3 6JJ
    020 7352 8171