Living in Battersea
Battersea is considered one of London’s most in-demand areas, due to its remarkable community spirit, nearby attractions and having one of London’s lowest rates of council tax. Battersea is popular with young professionals, due to its proximity to central London and the shopping and eating facilities; families also move into the area due to its attractive properties, excellent schools and wide open green spaces.
Take a look at our area guide below or download our Area Guide for Battersea
Battersea is best known for…
Battersea is best known for Battersea Power Station, a former coal power station that’s currently undergoing a vast regeneration project.
Battersea is situated within the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Battersea is home to Battersea Cats & Dogs Home, which takes care of over 8,000 cats and dogs each year. They take care of them for owners and also work to rehome many to new loving homes. There is also Battersea Park, which hosts a large fireworks display every November. Battersea Park also has its own children’s zoo, home to a range of birds, mammals and reptiles.
The nearest rail link is at Clapham Junction railway station, which offers access to areas such as London Victoria and Waterloo, Weymouth, and Brighton. There is also Battersea Park railway station, which also connects to London Victoria, as well as Surrey and London Bridge. Battersea is close to the A3 road, which connects north-east to Southwark and south to the M25, which loops much of London.
Sports and leisure facilities
Runners and walkers can make use of Battersea Park and nearby Clapham Common. There is also Latchmere Leisure Centre, which offers a gym, workout classes, swimming and a sports hall.
Our favourite places
Sugar Cane is a great place for after-work drinks. We also enjoy Bariloche, an incredible Argentinian Steakhouse.