How is life in Battersea? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames in Nine Elms, Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It was built by the London Power Company (LPC) to the design of Leonard Pearce, Engineer in Chief to the LPC, and CS Allott & Son Engineers. The architects were J. Theo Halliday and Giles Gilbert Scott. The station is one of the world’s largest brick buildings and notable for its original, Art Deco interior fittings and decor. “

What to do in the area of Battersea

There are always activities happening in lively Battersea. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Battersea page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Battersea snapshot.

The facilities you might need in Battersea

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Battersea name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Battersea

Train and tube stations in Battersea can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Clapham Junction Saint John’s Hill, London 4 1143

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Battersea?

Battersea has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
In Mind Hospital Healthcare Group 2 Randall Close, London 5 2
AIRELIS HOSPITAL Head Office, 493 Battersea Park Road, London N/A N/A
Battersea Bridge House 1 Randall Close, London 1 1
Ear wax removal (Microsuction) clinic 24/7 – London WTB CLINIC – HOUSE OF HEARING, 164 Battersea Park Road, London 4.6 81

Schools around Battersea

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Battersea. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Battersea Este Road, London 2.7 7
St John Bosco College St John’s Bosco College, Parkham Street, London 4.1 11
Working Mums Daycare & Preschool 194-196, The Old Court, 196 Sheepcote Lane, London 4.8 16
Asquith Nurseries Ltd 18 Latchmere Road, London 5 2
First Steps 257 Battersea Park Road, London N/A N/A
Ethelburga Early Years Centre 60 Worfield Street, London 5 1
Thames Christian School 12 Grant Road, London 3.2 9
Bright Horizons Battersea Day Nursery and Preschool 18 Latchmere Road, London 5 1
Destiny Kids Nursery Battersea 20-22, 20-22 York Road, London 4.9 16
Thomas’s Battersea Thomas’s Preparatory School, 28-40 Battersea High Street, London 3.4 14
Private Dance Lessons London 1 Battersea Square, London 5 2
Brass Instrument Tuition 23 Theatre Street, London N/A N/A
Harris Academy Battersea 401 Battersea Park Road, London 2.8 57
South London Drum Lessons Unit 1, DRCA Business Centre, Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea 5 4
John Burns Primary School 21 Wycliffe Road, London 4.1 9
Christ Church Primary School Batten Street, London 3.3 18
Lavender Hill Day Nursery 204 Lavender Hill, London 3.2 6
Chesterton Primary School Dagnall Street, London 4 20
The Little Red Hen Nursery School Cabul Road, London 5 3
Kumon Maths & English 15 Wickersley Road, London 5 69

Post offices in the area of Battersea

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
York Road Post Office Battersea, 583 Battersea Park Road,Battersea””,Battersea, London 3.3 79
Battersea Bridge Road Sub -Post Office 72 Battersea Bridge Road, London 1.4 97
Lavender Hill Post Office 202 Lavender Hill, London 3.1 224
Royal Mail Delivery Office 200B Lavender Hill, London 3.1 54
Royal Mail Group Ltd 202 Lavender Hill, London 3.4 30
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Battersea, London 0 0
Battersea Delivery Office 202 Lavender Hill, London 1.7 15
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 100 Lavender Hill, London 3.7 3

Some great things about Battersea

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Battersea has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Battersea.

In Battersea, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Battersea is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lost Society 339 Battersea Park Road, London 4.1 1027
Battersea Park London 4.7 19963
Latchmere Recreation Ground Burns Road, London 4.2 91
Battersea Park Playground London 4.8 676
Italian Anywhere 8 Kathleen Road, London N/A N/A
Vicarage Gardens Vicarage Crescent, London 4.4 44
Bits Bobs and Odd Jobs Ltd (BBOJ) Office 201, Big Yellow Storage, 55 Lombard Road, London 4.8 67
Battersea Park – Bday Picnic Spot Battersea, London N/A N/A
Battersea Community Gardeners 16 Balfern Street, London N/A N/A
Latchmere passage Latchmere Passage, London N/A N/A
Falcon Park 14 Cranleigh Mews, London 4.4 113
Park Mansions Prince of Wales Drive, London 4.3 12
Football Pitch Falcon Park, Cranleigh Mews, London N/A N/A
Christchurch Gardens 575C Battersea Park Road, London 4.1 9
Shillington Park 169 Este Road, London 4.3 115
Watford Close Park 4 Watford Close, London N/A N/A
Randall Close Green 30 Surrey Lane, London N/A N/A
Wigram Court Green Wigram Court, 59 Westbridge Road, London 5 1
Burnett Court Green 6 Parkham Street, London 5 1
Fred Wells Gardens Vicarage Crescent 4.3 187

What kind of gyms are there in Battersea?

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Battersea could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nuffield Health Battersea Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Sheepcote Lane, London 4.3 121
StarsGym 5, Albion Riverside Building, 8 Hester Road, London 4.3 132
Fitness First Clapham Lavender Hill 276-288 Lavender Hill, London 4.3 299
Pi Studios Battersea | Pilates Classes | Pilates Teacher Training 35 Parkgate Road, London 4.3 41
Prayanak Yoga Westbridge Road, London 4.3 N/A
Precision Gymnastics Battersea Precision Gymnastics / inside Latchmere Leisure Centre, Burns Road, London 4.3 7
Body Logic Health 292 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 203
Mikes Masion En Tres Health 19A Surrey Lane, London 4.3 N/A
Power of Boxing 30 Petworth Street, London 4.3 104
MoreYoga CLAPHAM JUNCTION BRANCH, 114 Falcon Road, London 4.3 77
PRO-Pilates 29 Battersea Square, London 4.3 N/A
Latchmere Leisure Centre Burns Road, London 4.3 680
Off The Rails Unit 8, The Arches, 14-16, 8 Grant Road, London 4.3 33
QiYoga 74 Orbel Street, London 4.3 N/A
Empower Yoga 38 Burns Road, London 4.3 N/A
Chakra Mama Healing – Reiki Sound Healing, Kundalini Yoga, Spiritual Awakening, EFT tapping Battersea, London 4.3 53
Appleyoga 465 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 N/A
Taekwon-Do Impact Battersea Latchmere Leisure Centre, Burns Road, London 4.3 N/A
The Pole Hub Battersea Sheepcote Lane, London 4.3 N/A
The Becoming Mother Yoga 2 Kite Yard, Cambridge Road, London 4.3 N/A

What supermarkets are there?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Battersea. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Battersea.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Marks and Spencer High Road Bessborough Road 13-21, Ilford 4 1314
Sainsbury’s 55 Roden Street, Ilford 4.2 4105
Sainsbury’s Local 168-170 High Road, Ilford 4.1 135
Poundland The Mall, High Road, Ilford 4.1 485
Lidl 155-161 High Road, Ilford 4.3 1679
Costcutter Ilford Lane 88 Ilford Lane, Ilford 1 1
Quality Foods Ilford 118-126 Ilford Lane, Ilford 4 1636
Farmfoods Ltd 261-275, 4, Illford Retail Centre, High Road, Ilford 4.2 769
Lidl U3, High Road, Ilford 4.3 1036
Tesco Express 284 Ley Street, Ilford 3.3 55
Water Supermarket 128 Cranbrook Road, Ilford 3.5 2
Iceland Supermarket Ilford 60 High Road, Ilford 4.1 1215
Food Ilford N/A N/A
Romanian Grocers Ltd Ilford Oakfield House, 4 Oakfield Road, Ilford 4.5 101
International Supermarket Ilford 219 High Road, Ilford 4 11
Simple Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 243 High Road, Ilford 4 44
Magazin Romanesc – Ilford 73-77 Ilford Hill, Ilford 4.4 14
S V Food & Wine 137 Ley Street, Ilford 3 9
Angel Supermarket (Kugans.com) 273-275 Ilford Lane, Ilford 3.9 216
Superstore 351 High Road, Ilford 4.6 8

Museums & Galleries in the region

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Battersea we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Restaurants

Battersea has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lost Society 339 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 1027
The Woodman 60 Battersea High Street, London 4.3 576
The Lighthouse Battersea 441 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 1048
Subway 266 Lavender Hill, London 4.3 185
The Fox & Hounds 66-68 Latchmere Road, London 4.3 472
Sugar Cane Bar 247 Lavender Hill, London 4.3 2002
Mien Tay 180 Lavender Hill, London 4.3 622
Jack’s at the Junction 252 Lavender Hill, London 4.3 937
Banyan on the Thames Rafayel, 34 Lombard Road, London 4.3 383
Pizza Express 230-236 Lavender Hill, London 4.3 654
Sports Bar & Grill – Clapham Junction 4 Saint John’s Hill, London 4.3 722
Toscana Pizzeria 127a Lavender Hill, London 4.3 93
Cafe Ole 155 Falcon Road, London 4.3 417
Captain Korma Battersea 172 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 15
Kebab Centre 579 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 173
Balti Kitchen 63 Falcon Road, London 4.3 108
Sushi Cafe 555 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 1461
Jam’n Resto Bar 286 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 3
Flour to the People! 573 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 633
Papa Johns Pizza 344 Battersea Park Road, London 4.3 160

Public houses of Battersea

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Battersea – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Battersea.

Pub name Name Address Description
Duchess Belle 101 Battersea Park Road Battersea SW8 4DS Part of a small pub chain that also includes the Griffin Belle in nearby Vauxhall, this lively, Victorian street-corner local was refurbished in 2018 after a chequered history. There is plastic foliage and flowers abounding, red leather bench seating, and an array of TV screens showing sport. The view of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s iconic Battersea Power Station is now partly obscured by the high-end flats built around the site. There is an upstairs function room with balcony, an outside drinking area at the front, and an attractive walled, decked garden to the rear. Open for breakfast from 7.30 am on weekdays (8.30 Saturday).
Mason’s Arms 169 Battersea Park Road Battersea SW8 4BT Reopened in 2019 after an extensive refurbishment and facelift, this stripped-back and opened-out Fuller’s pub is almost opposite Battersea Park station and attracts a fairly young clientele. The bar has 23 draught lines (20 keg and three cask), with the wide choice of beers extending to bottles and cans. There is attractive floor tiling and glazed brickwork around the bar, and a patio (heated in colder weather) to the side. Information boards on a rear wall explain a range of brewing terms. Quiz night Sunday (6pm). Free treats for dogs. Expect to pay around £6 for a pint.
Mondo Tap House 86 Stewarts Road Battersea SW8 4UG Opened in 2015, this simply-furnished, brick-walled brewery tap offers a range of keg and canned Mondo beers, in styles from around the world. The modern brewery is visible through a window and glass doors. Cashless payment only. Cask-conditioned beer is occasionally available.
Nine Elms Tavern Block D, Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane Nine Elms SW8 5BP Smart, Thames-side Young’s pub opened in 2015 as part of the extensive Nine Elms development between Battersea Power Station and Vauxhall, near the US Embassy. A bright, modern, split-level bar, with a nautical theme and much timbering, it is on the ground floor of an apartment block. Glass walls allow views of the river. The outside terrace is popular. Quiz night Sunday. Riverlight Quay bus stop (services 156 and 344) is nearby.

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