Welcome to Battersea

A place unto itself

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Iconic architecture

A little about Battersea

Clues to Battersea's past remain strewn along the banks of the Thames. The neighborhood evolved from farmland to waste land, and then into its current incarnation—an adult’s playground complete with awe-inspiring parks, converted industrial warehouses, pubs and restaurants, and its very own heliport. Battersea’s location on the river is attracting the affections of developers, too. Even Battersea’s iconic power station is slated for a facelift more fitted to the neighborhood’s increasingly discerning tastes.

The history of Battersea

Historically a part of Surrey, Battersea was centred on a church established on an island at the mouth of the Falconbrook; a small river that rises in Tooting Bec Common and flowed underground through south London to the River Thames. The site of the original nucleus is marked by St. Mary's Church. William Blake was married, and Benedict Arnold and his wife and daughter are buried in the crypt of the church. Battersea is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon time as Badrices īeg = "Badric's Island" and later "Patrisey". As with many former parishes beside major rivers some land was reclaimed by draining marshland and building culverts for streams. It had a few hundred acres in a detached part, beyond Dulwich, Penge, now generally known as Crystal Palace


Businesses in Battersea

Here is a collection of Battersea businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Charles Jeffreys Posters and Graphics


Vintage and collectible posters


Lumas Gallery


An ever changing curation of original art


Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa


Offering world-class service and accommodation


The Notting Hill Guest House


Steps away from the Tube and Portobello Road


2 Fools and a Bull


Different Dining in a Gourmet Studio


Bunga Bunga


Fun, food and frolic


Duke of Cambridge


A friendly neighborhood gastro-pub


Estrela Bar


Portuguese cuisine


Designer Alterations


London’s leading bespoke tailoring


Cosmetics a la Carte


A unique makeup and skin care brand




Handcrafted mirrors


Vivienne Westwood Menswear


Creative eccentricity or divine inspiration