Battersea

Good To Know Guide: Battersea

 



With beautiful Victorian homes, open green spaces, low crime rates and close proximity to transport links at Clapham Junction; it is no wonder SW11 and SW18 is one of Douglas & Gordon’s most in-demand postcodes.

Between-the-commons. Young families looking for a child-friendly community will find themselves right at home in Battersea. There is a reason it has earned the nickname “Nappy Valley”. The safe, leafy neighbourhood boasts upmarket toy shops, childproof furniture retailers and even a children’s hairdresser.

The Commons: Residents enjoy taking full advantage of the district’s green open spaces. Wandsworth and Clapham Common are popular with everyone from children’s play groups to football teams. In the evenings and on weekends you will often see fitness groups being put through their paces.

Your future neighbours. Young professionals enjoy the vibrant nightlife around Northcote Road, Battersea Rise and St John’s Hill, along with the village atmosphere of the Tonsleys in Wandsworth Town. Growing families love the larger Victorian homes situated to the north and south sides of Clapham Common, and properties between the commons (south of Battersea Rise and north of Bellevue Village and Nightingale Lane).

Eating and drinking. Local foodies love the Northcote Road Market, Italian restaurant Numero Uno and Brinkley’s. For after-work drinks, we recommend The Draft House, The Northcote, The Bolingbroke and Holy Drinker.

Shopping. The shops in Battersea range from big brands - such as Waitrose, Space NK, LK Bennett and Cath Kidson - to smaller independent boutiques. Our favourites include Hamish Johnson for top-quality cheese, M. Moen & Sons for meat and game, and the Toast Rack Bakery on Trinity Road.

For more insights and up-to-date information on the property market in SW11 and SW18, be sure to read The Investor View on our blog, or download our latest Market Report.

Schools
Belleville School
Bollingbroke Academy
Broomwood Hall
Broomwood Prep School
Eaton House School
Honeywell School
Northcote Lodge
Parkgate House School
Thomas's School
Wix's Primary School


Transport
Clapham Common Underground
Clapham Junction Overground
Clapham South Underground
Wandsworth Common Overground
Wandsworth Town Overground