Local area guide

Living in Battersea

Thinking about moving to Battersea? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Battersea

Why Battersea is a good place to live

Battersea is a gem tucked away in Southwest London, offering the perfect combination of city living and the charm of a friendly neighbourhood. Living in Battersea provides easy access to many amenities that make everyday life enjoyable. For everyone who loves green spaces, the splendid Battersea Park is perfect for morning runs, afternoon picnics, or weekend strolls. A variety of housing options are available, from timeless Victorian terraced houses, well suited for families, to sleek, modern developments in Nine Elms, ideal for the chic city dwellers. Excellent transport links including Clapham Junction, one of the busiest in the UK, ensure hassle-free commuting and easy connections to the wider London area.

What's Battersea famous for?

Battersea is famous for several iconic features and landmarks. The Battersea Power Station, now transformed into a bustling commercial hub, is among London's most distinctive structures, admired by locals and tourists alike. Battersea Park, with its vast green spaces and varied recreational facilities, offers a welcome contrast from the urban bustle. Battersea's cultural pulse beats in Battersea Arts Centre, a venue known for bringing innovative performances to the fore. Battersea is also home to the well-known Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, famous for their tireless efforts to provide shelter and new homes to thousands of animals.

Things to do in Battersea

Battersea is brimming with activities that satisfy various interests and passions. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as boating, kayaking and sightseeing tours along the stretch of the River Thames flowing through the area. On weekends, you can treat yourself to a shopping spree at the vibrant Northcote Road, or indulge in a leisurely brunch at one of the trendy cafés that dot the area. For the evenings, consider catching an innovative performance at Battersea Arts Centre or enjoying a scenic dinner at a riverside restaurant. In Battersea's dynamic urban landscape, there's always something to explore and enjoy.

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Properties currently for sale in Battersea

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Transport in Battersea

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Battersea.

Local connections

Chelsea Harbour Pier
Ferry Port
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Imperial Wharf
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Clapham Junction
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Cadogan Pier
Ferry Port
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Wandsworth Town
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
Queenstown Road (Battersea)
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km

Schools in Battersea

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Battersea.

Education in Battersea

L'Ecole de Battersea
Ages: 3 - 12 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Falconbrook Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Battersea
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Thomas's Battersea
Ages: 4 - 13 years old
Saint John Bosco College
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Christ Church CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Battersea

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  • Woodman

    London SW11

    The Woodman-Battersea's hidden gem! Tucked behind the beautiful Battersea square.

  • Latchmere

    London SW11

    The stuff of south London legend, The Latchmere has recently undergone huge regeneration, restoring one of Battersea’s most beautiful buildings to create a spectacular public house and garden.

  • Waterside

    London SW6

    Stunning riverside bar in SW6. Amazing food, great selection of drinks in an enviable location. Dog friendly....People friendly! Rugby Venue.