Battersea Flower Station is a garden centre nestled along the railway tracks, off Battersea Park Road. This hidden gem is well worth visiting even if you're not a gardener. It's like an Aladdin’s cave of fresh flowers, plants and herbs, decorated with fairy lights.
If you are looking for fun things to do with kids, Battersea Park Zoo is a great option! The zoo is located in the centre of Battersea Park, next to the bike hire. It has over forty different animals, as well as a cafe and adventure playground.
Visiting the London Peace Pagoda is one of the best free things to do in Battersea. The pagoda is one of more than 80 that were built around the world after the second world war, as shrines to peace. It stands next to the river Thames in Battersea Park.
Lift 109 is a glass elevator that travels to the top of the north-west chimney at Battersea Power Station, where you get great views of London's skyline. The experience also includes a small exhibition and a light show.
The Coaling Jetty outside Battersea Power Station is used for events including live music, and film screenings. There are normally food stalls and huts along the jetty, as well as picnic benches. It's a fun location to visit, as it has a great atmosphere, and views of the Thames.
There are two great places in Battersea where you can play crazy golf: Putt in the Park in Battersea Park, and Birdies at Battersea Power Station. If it's a rainy or cold day, I recommend Birdies, as everything is indoors, plus they serve great burgers and fries before or after your game!
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on Battersea Park Road is the oldest and best known animal rescue centre in the country. You can go on tours of the shelter, where you will be able to meet some of the dogs and cats, and learn about animal adoption.
Battersea Square is the perfect place for a quiet night out. The cobblestone square is located in the oldest part of Battersea, and filled with cafes and restaurants. It also has a large amount of outdoor seating, which is great in the summertime.
The stretch of the Thames Path that runs between Battersea and Putney goes through both Battersea Park, and Wandsworth Park. It's the ideal place for a Sunday afternoon walk, and passes some interesting landmarks such as Albert Bridge, St Mary's Church and the London Peace Pagoda.
Battersea Power Station is the perfect spot to have dinner, as it has a wide range of different cuisines to choose from including Spanish, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Japanese Food. Make sure you don't miss Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen & Bar which serves some of his signature dishes like Himalayan salt dry-aged Rare Breed beef.
The Battersea Power Station shopping centre has a wide range of stores in its turbine halls, and outside on Electric Boulevard and Circus West Village. The beautiful building of the former Power Station provides a unique shopping experience, as it combines the nostalgic charm of its industrial past with the vibrancy of modern retail.
The Old English Garden in Battersea Park is a lovely place to relax and unwind. The garden is surrounded by high brick walls, and has a beautiful pond in the centre, which is decorated with lily pads and a water fountain.
Battersea Power Station has a contemporary art gallery which runs a programme of events, where you can meet the artists. They also have some rare signed editions from famous artists like Lowry, Chagall, and Warhol.
Northcote Road is a popular shopping street close to Clapham Junction, and Battersea Arts Centre. It is known for having an excellent selection of restaurants (particularly Italian restaurants). On hot days there are also food stalls selling street food.
Having dinner on Northcote Road is a great way to spend an evening - I particularly recommend the Japanese restaurant KIBOU!
Battersea Power Station has five amazing gyms including Boom Cycle Battersea which offers spin classes throughout the day. They also have a luxury health club, and BMF Urban, which offers military inspired workouts.
Battersea Park Fountain is a popular place to relax in the summer months. Although you are not able to go into the water, there is a coffee shop next to the fountain, so you can buy a coffee and enjoy the cooling spray.
Every November, Battersea Park has two fireworks displays (one for adults and one for families with children). The events are held in the large green space at the western end of the park, and include live music and food stalls.
At Bounce in Battersea Power Station you can play a game of ping pong with your friends. The venue runs various events for different age groups, including ping pong games for families, and a bottomless brunch with unlimited Prosecco, beer and pizza for adults.
Nine Elms Sunday Market is held every week in New Covent Garden Market. It has hundreds of stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, clothing, footwear, sports wear, antiques, street food, electrical goods and more.
The Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens is a swimming pool that is suspended 115 feet above the ground, and forms a bridge between two buildings. Although only residents of the apartment blocks have access to the pool, its worth visiting if you are in the area.
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