Discover the sights of Battersea including the iconic power station, Battersea Dogs Home, Albert Bridge and leafy Battersea Park, in the quiet little borough of Wandsworth.
Shopping on Northcote Road
London boasts foodie hotspots throughout the city and Battersea is no different. Northcote Road is the place for sampling gourmet treats, buying local produce and sipping coffee in stylish cafes. The historic food market on Northcote Road has been serving punters since the 1860s. Today, along with fruit and veg, you can pick up flowers, crafts and vintage clothes. Head here on Fridays and Saturdays to find the largest variety of stalls. Beyond the market, you can relax in cafés, try some fine dining, hunt for fashion or browse bookshops on the shopping street that has it all. If you enjoy hunting for antiques, try Northcote Road Antiques Market, an Aladdin’s cave of furniture, glassware and bits and bobs for the home. Choose from our range of Battersea hotels for your stay and you’ll never be far from this bustling street.
Icons of Battersea
The face of Battersea is soon to be changed forever with the demolition of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys to be replaced with replicas as part of its redevelopment into a brand new neighbourhood and shopping destination. The future promises a 6-acre public park to explore as well as hundreds of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, creating a villagey feel in the area. An iconic site of a different sort is Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Since 1860, this charity has been rescuing, reuniting, rehabilitating and rehoming abandoned dogs and cats. Whether you’re planning to rehome an animal or not, they welcome visitors to check out the café and gift shop, and find out more about the home and its history. Find cheap and luxury hotels near Battersea Power Station and you’ll also be a stone’s throw from great transport links at Battersea Station and the serenity of Battersea Park.
Park Life and the Zoo
Found next to the River Thames, you can explore historic gardens and a picturesque boating lake within Battersea Park. Or, if you’re a sports fan, you can take advantage of the tennis courts, running track and football pitches. Festivals for foodies are held here throughout the year and the park makes a scenic setting for movie night during summer’s outdoor cinema screenings. Meanwhile, kids will love the charming Children’s Zoo found inside the park. They can meet furry friends such as rabbits, sheep, meerkats, lemurs and monkeys; and then do their own exploring on the trampolines, slides, tunnels and tree house. Afterwards, you can take the short walk over Albert Bridgetowards the attractions of Chelsea. Stay in hotels in Battersea and you’ll never be far from the luxury of boutique shopping on the King’s Road and Sloane Square.
For ideas on activities in the capital check out our blog or our page for things to do in London.
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