Senior Associate Director, Chelsea SW10 Lettings
An upmarket neighbourhood built around the famous park created by the Crown in 1858, Battersea has a reputation as a place with a remarkable history. It is a high-class suburb home to a range of fabulous properties – from the ultramodern to the Victorian.
If you want to benefit from the best of what London has to offer, you couldn’t do much better than to live in Battersea – home to the iconic Battersea Power Station, Battersea Park and the Royal Academy of Dance. It’s just a stone’s throw from many of the city’s most celebrated attractions but it also benefits from a distinctive character that’s all its own.
The richly cosmopolitan character of this neighbourhood is exemplified by every aspect of its diverse culture and history. Battersea is home to hip trendsetters and young families, and it’s a place where you will never struggle to find friendly conversation – no matter which language you prefer to speak. Residents love its thriving cultural scene, its independent shops and its elegant gourmet restaurants.
A rich array of options
In Battersea, you’ll find stylish warehouse and loft conversions side by side with Victorian terraces and chic modern riverside flats. Cosy traditional pubs sit alongside fashionable eateries where you can indulge in the latest culinary delights. New Covent Garden Market is overflowing with treats you can eat on the spot or exotic ingredients that enliven home entertaining and dinner parties. Northcote Road is also much loved for its market and its shops.
With exceptional venues and exhibition spaces like the Battersea Arts Centre and the Pump House Gallery, it seems there is always something exciting to hear, see or do in this community.
If you want to get away from the crowds you can relax in the park or get out on the water on the boating lake. Children love the Battersea Park Zoo, and with several quality schools in the area, this is one of the best London neighbourhoods for families.
A place of the moment
Battersea is currently at a crossroads – almost literally. The £1.2bn extension of the Northern Line from Kennington is now underway, which will connect the tube line to Battersea. What’s more, the Battersea Power Station tube stop is set to be completed in 2020, which will likely have a dramatic effect on house valuations. Battersea is certainly one to watch.
Why not take a look at some of the properties we have in the Battersea area? With so much to enjoy right on the doorstep, they’re a superb choice for those who want to enjoy the best of London life.
Our pick of the best homes in the Battersea area:
•Old Garden House, Bridge Lane, Battersea SW11– A stunning newly built three/four-bedroom house, located within a quiet and attractive secure development, with off street parking for two cars. This house is part of an elegant conversion of a Victorian schoolhouse, and provides excellent entertaining space and practical open plan living.
•Battersea Church Road, London SW11 – This bright four-bedroom terraced house is noticeably wider than the neighbouring houses, with three windows spanning its frontage, set behind a pretty front garden. There is a light, airy and comfortable reception room, with wood flooring and large sash windows, plus a formal dining room, which opens onto the rear gardens via French doors.