Battersea is characterised by beautiful Victorian architecture, unspoilt open spaces and tree-lined streets, generating a refreshing atmosphere and creative environment.
Directly across the river from exclusive Chelsea, Battersea’s unrelenting regeneration and increasingly sought after postcode means it is becoming progressively more fashionable, now referred to as ‘Little Chelsea’.
Nearby places of interest
Famous for its beautiful disused Power Station, Battersea itself is an iconic landmark.
The area is also abundantly green and peppered with parks and open spaces. Clapham Common, Battersea Park and Wadsworth common are within walking distance and are popular destinations for Londoners during the summer. With the River Thames just a stone’s throw away, Battersea has become highly prized for residents and businesses alike.
Thanks to Battersea’s central location, there are many handy destinations for entertaining visiting clients. London’s first whiskey distillery built in over a century is just a moment away and Shaftesbury Park Estate, which comprises hundreds of preserved Victorian residences and is reachable within five minutes. Buckingham Palace, The Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, Hyde Park and Earls Court Exhibition Centre are conveniently on the other side of the river and are all easily accessible by foot, bus or tube.
Already in the neighbourhood
Due to Battersea’s largely residential population, the area is thriving with boutiques, trendy bars and many varieties of restaurant and cafés. Tenants here will be spoilt for choice at mealtimes and for locations to meet with clients.
Small businesses are slowly beginning to base their headquarters in Battersea, due to its excellent transport links, parking availability, recent redevelopment and prime location.
Area history and pop culture
During the 17th to 19th centuries, Battersea was renowned for its market gardens. The area not only supplied vegetables, fruits and flowers to vendors across London, but also to the newly founded colonies in America.
Today, Victorian industrial buildings are in high demand. As such, in recent years Battersea has become renowned as one of the best examples of urban gentrification in London. Battersea Power Station is the most notable preservation of the area’s history, now secured for a major development of luxury apartments, gardens and offices.
Population and demographics
Battersea falls under the London borough of Wandsworth and is largely residential, with around 60,000 occupants. Middle class families and professional couples comprise the area’s main demographic.
Battersea’s proximity to one of the busiest railway stations in Europe means tenants here are easily connected to the rest of the United Kingdom and beyond. Clapham Junction is an unrivalled location for interchanges between rail services around London, as well as a direct line to the South West of England. Gatwick Express links to the international airport within 30 minutes and a five minute train to Victoria will connect with a direct link to Heathrow.
Other main rail lines within walking distance include Battersea Park, Queenstown Road and Vauxhall, connecting tenants to Waterloo.
Spanning travel zones 1 and 2, Battersea benefits from underground services out of Vauxhall as well as comprehensive bus services travelling along the following routes: 19, 44, 49, 170, 319, 344, 345, N19, N31 and N44.
The Northern line is currently being extended and from 2020 will stop in the heart of Battersea Power Station as well as in Nine Elms to the east, meaning journeys to the West End of London will be shortened to just 15 minutes.