Known for its community spirit, green parks and buzzing cafe and restaurant culture, Battersea is heralded as one of the capital’s most popular neighbourhoods. Home to both families and young professionals, it is also a hub of activity for a variety of businesses, including a number of Dot Londoners, who call this part of London home.
Created by three meat-loving friends, BabaBoom is a charcoal kebab restaurant that combines Middle Eastern flavours with quality British produce. Serving all day long, from brunch to evening feasts, you can enjoy their hearty portions of higher welfare grilled meats on soft Persian flatbread with tasty vegetable sides while supping on a UK craft beer or a Turkish pilsner.
In the heart of Battersea lies Bakery Place, originally an industrious Victorian bakery and now a unique architectural gem that boasts a number of stylish mews houses and apartments. With a brief to maximise the modern and optimise the original, Bakery Place has been sympathetically transformed into a quiet sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of the capital.
Adjoining the Battersea Railway Bridge, the Diamond Jubilee Footbridge is a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Thames that is set to open in 2019. Designed to accommodate a predicted 1.2 million pedestrian and cycle journeys a year, the bridge was conceived at the time of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II, marking the location where she boarded her launch for the start of the Diamond Jubilee river pageant in 2012.
Battersea’s Northcote Road runs from Battersea Rise to Broomwood Road and is a haven of diversity, with specialist shops and boutiques, complemented by market stalls. Shoppers can find everything they need, from fishmongers and butchers to aromatherapy shops and bakers. Some of the shops along the road have a long history of trading in the street, going back as far as the 1890s, and it is home to the largest market area in Wandsworth, the Northcote Road Market.
Tyson London design and create striking decorative lighting and furniture using natural materials including crystals and minerals, such as agate, combined with bronze, glass and leather. With their showroom based in Battersea, their extensive collection includes table lamps, hanging lights, coffee tables and lounge chairs that make a stylish statement in any home.