Clues to Battersea’s past remain strewn along the banks of the Thames. The neighborhood evolved from farmland to waste land, and then into its current incarnation—an adult’s playground complete with awe-inspiring parks, converted industrial warehouses, pubs and restaurants, and its very own heliport. Battersea’s location on the river is attracting the affections of developers, too. Even Battersea’s iconic power station is slated for a facelift more fitted to the neighborhood’s increasingly discerning tastes.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
On the Map
Battersea is within LB of Wandsworth and bordered by Wandsworth, Nine Elms, City of Westminster, RB of Kensington and Chelsea, LB of Hammersmith & Fulham, Parsons Green, and Upper Tooting
From Simply Shabby to Sophisticated Shabby-Chic
Our neighborhood is not sterile, rather quite funky filled with working professionals in their 30's and young families. We have fantastic high street with unique shops, lots of reat restaurants, and open air stalls selling fresh bread, baked goods, vegetables, and fish daily!"
Organic Markets for Battersea's Discerning Tastes
Battersea Park is considered by many to be the most interesting of all London's parks with a lake, subtropical gardens, zoo, tennis courts and many routes for walkers, cyclists and runners, etc."
Expansive Green Space Along the River Thames
Residential Charm Infuses an Industrial Riverside
Nocturnal Culture in Clapham Junction
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.
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