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, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Restaurants, Pubs, 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 Entertainment

in or near Battersea
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The Battersea Barge
London > Entertainment > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 

Battersea Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Battersea
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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 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Battersea London?
The Duchess
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
101 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, Battersea, London SW8
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Battersea Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Battersea.
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Battersea.
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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