What is Battersea like?
The glory of Battersea is Battersea Park, which contains formal gardens, sports grounds, a lakeside café, a contemporary art gallery and the iconic Peace Pagoda. This, combined with the attractive housing stock and excellent schools, has made Battersea synonymous with laid-back, family-focused charm.
As well as focusing on Battersea itself, our close partnership with the teams in Wandsworth and Clapham means that we are a gateway to property in those areas too, reaching out as far as Dulwich and pockets of Streatham.
Property in Battersea
Battersea’s property is characterised by the contrast between its huge stock of pretty Victorian houses and handsome late-Victorian and Edwardian mansion blocks, and the striking modern architecture of the big apartment blocks on the riverside.
Proximity to the Park and the Albert Bridge — on the east side of Battersea — commands a premium. Coveted corners also include the pretty streets of The Sisters conservation area; the Shaftesbury Estate, a late-Victorian grid of roads to the south of the railway line; and Little India, to the west of Battersea.
The radical transformation of the area around Nine Elms, where the new US Embassy is being built and the Battersea Power Station site regenerated, is set to create a hugely desirable, contemporary community that will make this part of Battersea as desirable as the Park area.
For handsome late-Victorian and Edwardian mansion flats with views of the Park, head to Albert Bridge Road and Prince of Wales Drive.
For the ultimate in contemporary style, head to Montevetro and Albion Riverside.
For a chance to capitalise on the Nine Elms regeneration, look at Embassy Gardens.
For semi-detached and terraced Victorian houses in the popular enclaves, look in Edna Street, Henning Street and Orbel Street (The Sisters); Sabine Road, Morrison Street and Grayshott Road (the Shaftesbury Estate); and Afghan Road, Khyber Road and Rowena Crescent (Little India).
For sizeable period houses, try Anholt Road, Kersley Street, Brynmaer Road, Soudan Road and Kassala Road.
The local scene
There are pockets of smart shops and cafes in Battersea Square and Battersea Park Road, but the area does not have a high street as such. Instead, the great lure is the proximity to Chelsea and the trendy King’s Road, a short walk over the Thames across the loveliest bridge in London, Albert Bridge.
The ambitious redevelopment of the area around Battersea Power Station and the new American Embassy will not only make Nine Elms as smart an address as the Park district, but will also bring a new tube station and numerous sophisticated bars and restaurants. It is set to transform that side of Battersea into a ultra-stylish and contemporary enclave.
Battersea has three stations. Clapham Junction provides services into Waterloo and Victoria, and links to mainline services nationwide; trains from Queenstown Road run to Waterloo, Richmond and Weybridge; and Battersea Park Station provides services to Victoria, London Bridge and Croydon.
Numerous bus routes link to Fulham, Chelsea and central London.
Schools in Battersea
Battersea’s popular schools include Thomas’s and Newton Prep.