London is a busy city that has so much to offer, it is filled with restaurants, pubs, cafes, and amazing nightlife that is hard to find anywhere else in the world! People who come to visit often seek high energy, lively locations, but for others it is nice to get away from it occasionally. If you need a little reprieve from the hustle and bustle, Battersea can offer the best of both worlds.
The area is beautiful, green, and carries a lot of London history like Battersea Power Station, but it is also a great example of London’s future with massive developments like Nine Elms taking form. If you are thinking about moving to Battersea or just want to wander around the neighbourhood one weekend, these are places you should visit!
Battersea Power Station
This historic structure has been serving London for decades! The building was first used as a powerplant, supplying a fifth of London’s electricity, but in 2013 it started being redeveloped. It is now a collection of restaurants, cultural spaces, parks, and boutiques. You can drink, dine, and shop inside this iconic building and the surrounding area, it is a special place to explore.
Battersea Park Zoo
Battersea Park Zoo is a great way to spend part of your afternoon in the park! It’s not too big so you won’t be exhausted from walking around and you will have plenty of time to plan some other activities. It’s also great place for families because there are play areas for all ages. Open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm!
Pump House Gallery
When Battersea Park was first designed the boating lake was a key feature, using this pump house to supply it with water. It is a beautiful building that sits alongside the lake and is now used to house a contemporary art gallery showcasing up and coming artwork. It is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 am- 4 pm and admission is free so there’s no reason not to visit!
Putt in the Park Mini-Golf
Putt in the Park is all-around fun for everyone. The course is challenging but exciting, it doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or if you play all the time! It is outdoors so you can get some sun on a nice day, and it has its own restaurant to grab some pizza and a pint when you’re finished!
The Coaling Jetty
The Coaling Jetty is 110-metre’s long and serviced the power station back when it was still operational. Now it is open to the public and has been transformed into an amazing open space that connects the neighbourhood to the riverside. It has a lovely garden and viewpoint, making it an ideal place to relax and enjoy a weekend afternoon!
This Italian bar and pizzeria is a crowd favourite. You must bring your singing voice because at Bunga Bunga they take karaoke seriously. But if you don’t want to get up on stage, order one of the signature metre long pizzas or show up on a Saturday for brunch and get free-flowing pink prosecco. Basically, go to Bunga Bunga for a great time!