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.