London area of Battersea guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Battersea neighbourhood

The area spreading out from Clapham Junction, which proclaims itself as Britain's busiest railway station, is mainly home to a complementary mix of trendy young professionals and well-to-do families. The transition from one to the other (but not back again!) is a smooth one in the area between-the-commons (Wandsworth and Clapham) known as "nappy valley", where yummy mummies do brunch with their Bugaboos (a "travel system" for babies) along the lovely, bustling Northcote Road with its posh market and pretty cafes. In the early evening, the bars and restaurants take over to cater for the young-trendies and this pocket including Battersea Rise, St John's Road and Lavender Hill prepares to party in style. Going north towards the Thames from Clapham Junction, is a bit less gentrified than the other side of the track but you'll still find lots of good pubs and restaurants along Battersea Park Road as well as the excellent Battersea Park and Children's Zoo and the iconic, disused edifice of Battersea Power Station. This is almost exclusively a residential area and not a hub for hotels, but it's definitely worth a day trip.

See our recommended nearby Battersea Hotels, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

Battersea Hotels

in or near Battersea
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
354 Queenstown Road, SW8
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Dolphin Square, SW1V
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
Holiday Inn Express London-Victoria
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
106 - 110 Belgrave Rd, SW1V
Victoria is one of the great transport hubs of London, a bustling area that offers great connections to the rest of the capital and the South ... More

Battersea Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Battersea
PICK
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
4 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW8
Helping out man's best friend since 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has become a national institution. It has played a part in several historical episodes ... More
Chelsea Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Adrenalin Village Queenstown Road, Battersea, London SW8
This small suspension bridge links Chelsea with Battersea between Ranelagh Gardens and Battersea Park. The original Chelsea Bridge survived only until the early 1930s when ... More

Battersea Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Battersea
Cosmetics a la Carte
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
Unit 102 Avro House Havelock Terrace, Battersea, London SW8
Makeovers... More
Paintworks
London > Shopping > House and Garden
211 Avro House, 7 Havelock Terrace, Battersea, London SW8
Paint and wallpaper... More
Anthony Stern
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
205 Avro House, Haverlock Terrace, Battersea, London SW8
Glassworks... More

Battersea Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Battersea London?
PICK
Metrogusto Bar & Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
153 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, Battersea, London SW8
Italian cuisine. Booking advised.... More
Battersea Barge Bistro
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8
Bistro ... More
The Mason's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
169 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW8
Gastropub ... More

Battersea Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Battersea.
PICK
The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Battersea, London SW1W
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
The Mason's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
169 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW8
Gastropub ... More
Paya & Horse
London > Nightlife > Pubs
181 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW11
Located next to Battersea Park and just 10 minutes from Big Ben, the Paya & Horses (known locally by its former name, The Chelsea Reach) isn't ... More

Battersea Nightlife

Battersea clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Duchess
London > Nightlife > 101 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, Battersea, London SW8
... More
ReZ's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8
... More
Exilio at the Rez Bar, Club Colosseum
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8
... More

Battersea Leisure

Battersea gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
PICK
Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ... More
Millennium Arena
London > Leisure > Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11
Although there has been a track here at Battersea Park since the 1920s, the modern facilities were updated as part of a 2.6 million project ... More
Parkes Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
Westminster College, Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW11
Fitness Club ... More

Battersea Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Battersea.
The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8
... More
 
 
 
 
 
SALE
London Hotels

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for hotels, including Apex Temple Court Hotel from 61% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960