Why Battersea Is One Of The Best London Boroughs

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All across London there’s plenty of regeneration on areas and loads being done to make every area of London as desirable as possible, because if you’re paying London prices for rent/ living then you want plenty to do. Battersea is an area that a lot of people don’t really think of when they instantly think of London but it’s becoming a highly sought after place to live and work in and so much is cropping up to make it one of the best places in London.

The borough has a lot going for it from an amazing park and an enormous Power Station which is currently being redeveloped in the borough. The award-winning Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) is a one-stop shop where you can catch a show, see an exhibition or just grab a coffee and soak up the vibes which buzz around the centre. Not only is there plenty to do but the Grade II listed building is a spectacle from the outside.

With the sun making it’s annual appearance now is the best time to head to Battersea Park which is one of the best spots to relax and enjoy the sunshine. The park opened all the way back in 1858 and is really one of the most interesting London parks with everything you could want from boating and sport to art and wildlife. It’s completely kid friendly too with a children’s adventure playground and a zoo. Once you’re relaxed you’ll forget for a few minutes that you’re in London.

If it all gets too much and you fancy hitting up some shops then Northcote Road is one of the most unique shopping streets full of specialist shops, boutiques and market stalls where you can buy all types of food. The antique market is open 7 days a week and you’re sure to find plenty of interesting items on offer. During the day you’ll have the option of plenty of cafes and restaurants and in the evenings there’s a lively scene if you fancy heading out from the cosy nature of the Holy Drinker with an open fire (perfect in the winter) or the swanky cocktails in Iniquity. If a night of laughter is more your kinda thing then head to the Rise Bar for drinks a plenty alongside being the home of the Battersea branch of Jongeleurs. 

If fancy food is more your thing Le Quecum Bar is one of the most talked about restaurants in the area with it’s French themed menu served alongside gypsy swing music all played live within the restaurant. Pretty cool right?! And in the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a really unique venue which is open for food, drink and events including the option of private hire.

Have you ever been to Battersea?
*This post is sponsored by Battersea Power Station but all thoughts and opinions are my own
July 20, 2016
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  • I’ve honestly never been to this part of London but think it’s about time to start exploring beyond the usual tourist traps x

  • Jessica Dearnley

    I’ve never been to Battersea but i’ve had so many wonderful things about that area.

  • LaaLaa

    I don’t think I’ve been to Battersea before. I like these points you’ve pointed out sounds very different to the usual hustle and bustle that you’re reminded of x

  • Amy

    I’ve never been to Battersea before but sounds like I need to give it a visit. I recently visited Notting Hill for the first time and absolutely loved it!

  • fashion-mommy

    My best friend used to live on Battersea Bridge road and it is still one of my favourite parts of London.

  • I didn’t live too far from Battersea before I moved to London and it was a great area. Battersea park is lovely.

  • I’m going to make sure I make it a point to visit Battersea. You have me well intrigued.

  • john adams

    Funny this, I used to live in Tooting and Balham which were up and coming….as Clapham had already been gentrified! Seems things have now moved on up to Battersea.

  • I’ve never spent much time in Battersea, but it sounds like a place on the up and up

  • I love Battersea, it’s a great place in London with so much life and soul in it. x

  • I have never been to Battersea, but it sounds like it has lots to offer!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I haven’t spent much time in this area, but I love the arts centre. I went to a blogging conference there once, and it’s such an amazing building.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever been to Battersea – I’m not much a fan of London at all and could definitely never live there!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  • tp keane

    I’ve been to Battersea a couple of times, a long time ago. It’s improved a lot since then

  • Wendy K

    We’ve recently started visiting London quite a bit on day trips, but coming from ‘out of town’ we’ve always stuck to central London attractions for ease of getting to. Never been to Battersea before but sounds good!

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I’ve never been to Battersea I don’t think, I’d love to be closer to London though!

  • Laura

    I’ve been to London quite a number of times but I don’t think I’ve ever been to Battersea- I’ll have to check it out! xxx

  • Elanor

    I must admit, Battersea is not an area I think to visit, especially as I’m not in London very often. It might be worth a visit next time I’m in the area :)

  • Beth

    I’ve actually not heard of this place before, oops! Sounds like it has a lot to offer though.

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Never been to Battersea but maybe I should now! x

  • I’ve never thought about visiting Battersea but love the name of the cocktail bar – Iniquity sounds just the perfect place!

  • Kira L Curtis

    I’ve never been to Battersea although I’d love to visit the arts centre! I’ve heard lots about it! Sounds right up my street 😀

  • Tanya Brannan

    I go to London a lot, but have never visited this art. I do like the sound of the arts centre though so will have to give it a go soon!

  • Sam Bresnahan

    I’ve never been to Battersea if I am honest, I am a northerner so don’t tend to go below Manchester.
    When we do travel to London, may pop it down on my places to visit.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I havent been to Battersea in years, I am not fond of being South of the river lol x

  • I’m very fond of that power station, used to go past it pretty often on the train into London from my friend’s flat back in the 90s. I’ve never been into Battersea but it sounds like there’s a lot going on these days!

  • Viki Marden

    I have never been to the Battersea area before but the iconic power station makes me want to explore the area x

  • I haven’t been there for years. Definitely seems very up and coming now!

  • Battersea Park sounds lovely! A sunny afternoon spent on a boat sounds just perfect :)

  • Love the sound of this! I’ve been to Battersea Park before and really enjoyed it.

  • Battersea is a great area, so up and coming! My cousin lives there :)

  • Natasha Mairs

    I have never been to Battersea before. It does sound rather nice though

  • Whitney | Afro Mermaid

    I’ve only ever been to Battersea Park, but I remember it being a nice little area. May have to consider it when I eventually move into my own flat :)