Battersea (SW11) is in Zone 2 London, less than four miles from the city centre. Nestled on the south side of the river, it’s famous for its imposing power station, a dogs’ home, and one of south London’s most beautiful parks. Without a London tube station, Battersea has somehow slipped under the radar of many investors, although that’s all changing with the redevelopment of Battersea power station, and the opening of two Northern Line tube stations in 2020.
What makes Battersea a great place to live?
A community feel
In comparison to neighbouring Chelsea and Fulham, Battersea prides itself on its lower-key community feel. Battersea has its roots in hard-working London, with New Covent Garden Market still playing a central role in every-day trading.
Battersea Park is one of the most loved parks in London, with a riverside promenade, adventure playground, Children's Zoo, boating pond and the Pump House Gallery.
A vibrant social scene
Nearby Northcote Road has a vast selection of bars and restaurants, and with just a short walk over Battersea Bridge, you have easy access to the vibrant social scene of Chelsea and Fulham. The Battersea Arts Centre provides theatre, art, comedy, music and kids’ clubs throughout the year, while the area also benefits from the annual Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park and the Battersea Literary Festival, which takes place in September.
Although Battersea doesn’t have a tube station (yet!), it is served by Battersea Park and Queenstown Road train stations, and is home to Clapham Junction (which is actually located in the centre of Battersea). There are also lots of buses to all over London, and you can walk to Chelsea and Fulham, located just across Battersea Bridge.
When it opens in 2020, the Northern Line extension will bring two new Tube stations to the area.
Average property prices in Battersea:
1 bedroom – £594,000
2 bedroom – £950,000
3 bedroom – £1.2 million
4 bedroom – £1.4 million
The average rental in Battersea is £2,341 per month for a two-bedroom property.
Why invest in Battersea?
While it could be argued that the best time to invest in Battersea has now passed, the area still offers excellent capital growth potential. With two new tube stations opening in 2020, and the benefit of large amounts of redevelopment (including the transformation of Battersea Power Station into apartments, and the opening of the new American Embassy), the best is yet to come. If you want to invest, be quick. In the past three years, property prices in SW11 have risen 33 per cent.
If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Battersea, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.
Places of interest
The home of fantastic food, drinks and fun from the Indochina region.
Award winning restaurant, serving great Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Singaporean dishes.
Come and enjoy our customers’ favourite Pan Asian dishes with inspiring Oriental cocktails in a relaxed and buzzing atmosphere! We'll be expecting you.
Dip & Flip Battersea
Dip & Flip is an independent company set up in 2013 by Tim and Gearoid, and a few other friends and massively supported by their respective families. Tim did the food and Gearoid designed and built both shops.
The food was inspired by trips abroad and making gravy for over 20 years in pubs all over the country
Pho Cafe Battersea
Pho Battersea is unmissable in a black tiled building on Battersea Rise which was formally the Dime Bar. Across four distinctive rooms, there’s around 90 covers including a spacious bar area where you can just grab a stool and test our new cocktails.
PIZZA METRO PIZZA
In 1993 we were the first restaurant in London to cook our metre long pizzas in a wood burning oven.
At Pizza Metro Pizza, we honour the great traditions of London’s best
Pizzeria. Our dough is made fresh each day from the finest wheat,
hand-stretched and cooked on the stone of our wood burning oven.
Our sauces are made from only the finest vine-ripened Italian tomatoes and topped with select fresh Italian mozzarella cheeses, extra virgin olive oil, choice meats, freshest vegetables, herbs and spices.
100% Italian ingredients will make you taste the authentic real pizza Napoletana.
Not only do we have the best Neapolitan food, made from the freshest and finest traditional ingredients, our menu has a great choice of a tasty wide range of antipasti, and delicious fresh pasta, fabulous fish and meat.
We believe that a true Pizzeria should be a gathering place for family and friends to relax, share great food & wine and enjoy each other’s company.
Neighbourhood bistro & wine shop in Battersea, bursting with character and atmosphere.
We are proud to source many of our wines from small scale, artisan winemakers. These independent growers often choose traditional methods instead of commercial, producing organic and biodynamic wines that are refreshingly interesting.
We are a traditional family run restaurant in a prime location on Battersea Rise in Clapham Junction, with a seating capacity of 50 covers. Open for over a decade, we offer great food and a fine selection of wine which you can enjoy in a great atmosphere.
Taking its inspiration from the candle factory that operated for over a hundred years in nearby York Road, the colourful pop-art and psychedelic imagery give a nod to The Candlemaker’s 60s heyday as a thriving market tavern.
FAMOUS FOR HAVING A BAR THAT MADE IT IN TO THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS
You will find The Falcon in Clapham Junction London within a short stroll of Clapham Junction, Falcon Road and Lavender Hill - however you won't find another like it.
Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.
A FASCINATING PAST
According to the Guinness Book of Records, our bar counter is the longest in the UK, and is overlooked by a stunning stained glass window depicting a falcon. MC Escher, the artist involved in the bar's design, is best known for his strange graphic works depicting surreal, impossible perspectives. The Falcon is part of the crest of the St John family, which is where our pub derives its name.
ONE OF A KIND
The Falcon is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
The Fox & Hounds
From the moment you step through the door of this archetypal Victorian corner pub, you'll feel like one of the locals. This is one of those timeless pubs that London still has in abundance, its style simple with bare wooden floors, an assortment of furniture, walled garden, extensive patio planting and a covered and heated seating area. Regulars head here for the good selection of real ales and an international wine list. Fresh ingredients arrive daily from the London markets, enabling the Mediterranean-style menu and specials to change accordingly; all prepared in the open-to-view kitchen. So, you might start with baked king prawns with garlic; or rare roast beef and grilled asparagus salad with horseradish gremolata. Follow with penne with Italian sausage ragu; spinach and gorgonzola risotto; or pan-roast hake fillet with purple sprouting broccoli and pearl barley. A traditional British lunch is served on Sundays.
THE AA PUB GUIDE 2016
With its distinctive period frontage and tower, it's hard to miss The Goat as you walk down Battersea Rise. A popular meeting point for locals of the widest variety, the pub's quirky kerb appeal is finely matched by the diverse range of drinks behind the bar. Whether you fancy a sociable pint of craft beer or would prefer to linger over a bottle of wine, there's something in our well-stocked cellar to tempt even the most discerning tastebuds.
The Merchant of Battersea
Nestled between the hullaballoo of Clapham Junction and the tranquillity of the Common, we are a friendly local for a wide and varied community and that’s the way we like it. Having been through a few different disguises in the past, our recent refurbishment was all about comfort and quality. We hope we are a pub that suits everyone at any time of day or night and does it brilliantly. Whether you’re looking for a delicious dinner with friends, a sports venue with a proper atmosphere, a quiet place for a working lunch, a quick chat on the way home from work or a cozy corner for reading or romance, we do our best to make your stay at the Merchant the best we can.
You can find us in the heart of Battersea on the bustling Northcote Road near Clapham Common, serving an excellent selection of ales, ciders, wines and more.
We can assure you we also have plenty of entertainment with our brain bending quiz night, the big games on Sky and Terrestrial, cider festivals and hearty delicious food served throughout the day.
We look forward to seeing at the Northcote.
The Slug & Lettuce Battersea
Welcome to the newly refurbished Slug & Lettuce in Battersea. Located within 100 metres of Clapham Junction, we are the perfect place to fuel up before a hard day at the office, a quick bite on your precious lunch hour or that relaxing post-work wind-down drink. We stock wide range of bottled and draught beers and ales from all around the world, fantastic-quality wines (all bottles £11.45 each on a Wednesday) and delicious cocktails (2-4-1 cocktails Thursday–Saturday, from 4pm-10pm), so we are sure to have something to suit everyone’s taste. Weekends is when it begins with DJ every Friday & Saturday from 8pm. We are also the No.1 place for sport with 3 big screens to watch all the action.