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Battersea and Wandsworth Area Guide

The highly sought-after area of Battersea and Wandsworth can be found perched on the south bank of the river Thames. Battersea is a well-known part of London, partly thanks to the wonderful newly renovated Battersea Power Station.

Desirable homes, tree-lined avenues and diverse shops, what's not to love about the Battersea and Wandsworth area.

Battersea and Wandsworth fact file

  • Home to the recently developed Battersea Power Station with it's glass elevator to the top.
  • The area plays host to the world-famous New Covent Garden Market.
  • Battersea Dogs Home, one of the most notable canine charities makes it's home here.
  • St Mary’s Church; a version built in the 1700s is still standing in the same place today.
  • Battersea was once a part of Surrey and has been a settlement since Saxon times.
  • The wonderful Battersea park is home to the Zoo and Peace Pagoda and is perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Why move to Battersea?

The area plays host to the world-famous New Covent Garden Market where millions of pounds worth of fruit and vegetables change hands every single week – it’s one of the UK's largest fruit and veg wholesale markets. Battersea Dogs Home also plays a part in the area's prominence on the London map as well as Battersea Park with its Peace Pagoda and zoo. As you'd expect with an area so close to central London, Battersea and Wandsworth benefit from fantastic transport links into the City of London.

A little bit of history

The area was mostly agricultural, with the growing of lavender, asparagus and raising pigs. Industrial development brought silk, malt, corn and chemical factories to the area, separated by wharfs along the river for ease of transportation. The power station, with its iconic towers, was completed in 1939.

Architecture and property

There is an array of different types of residential property in the area, from recent riverside developments to the more traditional workers cottages in the Shaftsbury Estate and the large merchant houses in the Toast Rack that back directly onto Wandsworth Common - the name refers to the streets leading off of Trinity Road to the west of Wandsworth Common where there are generously proportioned homes from the early 20th century. The area ‘Between the Commons’ of Clapham and Wandsworth is also popular.

Green space

There is plenty of green space in Battersea and Wandsworth, most notably Battersea Park, a 200-acre leisure space with a large lake used for rowing in the summer, a Chinese pagoda and a small children’s zoo. The area attracts plenty of joggers and walkers. There’s also Wandsworth and Clapham commons, while Richmond Park is accessible five miles down the A3.

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There are a variety of excellent restaurants in Battersea, from local favourite Mien Tay from Vietnam, Santa Maria del Sur for Argentinian steaks

  • Zia Lucia
  • Tonkotsu Battersea
    Contemporary Japanese

Designer stores in the Power station and local shops in the highstreet, there's lots to do the area.

  • Zara
    Within the Battersea Power Station
  • Be Concept Reach

There are a variety of excellent pubs and bars to enjoy in Battersea or Wandsworth.

  • The Kings Arm Wandsworth
    Public House
  • Duke of Cambridge
    Gastro Pub

With green spaces and artistic flair, Battersea is a great space to spend your free time.

  • Battersea Power Station
    Shops, art and activities
  • Battersea Park
    Green Space

Battersea is a great location for families with a choice of state and private schools.

  • The Honeywell Junior School
    Primary School
  • Thomas’s School
    Private School
  • Wansworth Station
    Southwestern Railway
  • Clapham Junction
    Southwestern Railway
  • TFL
  • Battersea Park Underground station
Battersea and Wandsworth riverside Battersea Power Station


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Discover a local Battersea and Wandsworth Business

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Kitchenhaus is an independent kitchen design, manufacture and installation specialist. Offering a huge range of door styles and cabinet variations to suit all tastes and interiors, they also have access to a huge range of worktop types in a huge amount of materials and finishes.

  • London’s showroom is now open for private appointments only.
  • Designer collaborations
  • Appliances
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KLC are recommended residential architects specialising in designing home extensions, period renovations and new homes in London.

  • Architecture
  • Planning Permission
  • New Build
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Hawksmoor Construction specialise in delivering high-end homes in London and the home counties. By utilising our expertise they provide a professional and complete building design service, that is focused on quality in every way.

  • Design and build
  • Refurbishments and extensions
  • Interior design
  • Loft conversions and basements
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Delivering excellence in all things flooring since 1997. Explore the extensive range of quality carpets and flooring at their new showroom in Lavender Hill, in the vibrant heart of South West London.

  • Carpets
  • Flooring: wood, vinyl and laminate
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Astounding Battersea is London's finest furniture and Control 4 smart home centre, offering clients and private consumers a complete luxury home solution.

  • Supply of global high end furniture brands
  • Smart home control and audio visual systems
  • High end interior design
  • Build and project management

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