Located in West London, just on the south bank of the Thames, Battersea is a neighbourhood that has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years. The Battersea regeneration project involved the restoration of the iconic Battersea Power Station and the development of a diverse mix of residential, commercial, retail, and leisure facilities. Our homes at New Mansion Square follow on from the regeneration project and offer a trendy and vibrant environment to its residents. Let’s dive into the best things you can do around Battersea Power Station.

Discover the best Battersea Power Station restaurants

The Battersea Power Station area is a real dream for all foodies. If you're after different flavours, you can go for a meal at Megan's. This beautiful, riverside restaurant makes flavourful dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Voted one of the most romantic restaurants in London, it's an excellent place for food and to go for a romantic date!

Another little gem to find under the Battersea Power Station arches is called Roti King. This heaven for all Malaysian food fans brings authentic dishes curated by Head Chef Sugen Gopal. Bonus point, this restaurant offers a good mix of veggie as well as meat options so you can enjoy a meal with all your friends regardless of dietary requirements.

You can also find all your favourite chain restaurants such as Leon, Wagamama and Nando's. You can easily explore all the different places to eat at Battersea Power Station with their directory.

Step out for some fresh air at Battersea Park

Battersea has the advantage of being gifted with a vast park. Nestled along the southern banks of the River Thames in London, Battersea Park is a green oasis that offers a relaxing escape from the fast-pace city life. You can spend hours walking around the 200 acres of lush gardens, tree-lined pathways and scenic views of the river. It is also the perfect spot to organise a picnic or enjoy a boating activity on the lake. For all the sports lovers, you will be covered since the park has lots of fields and courts available to play tennis, cricket and football.

The park is also home to various landmarks and attractions, including the Peace Pagoda, the Children's Zoo, and the iconic Battersea Park Pump House Gallery. With its rich history, diverse flora and fauna, and an array of amenities, Battersea Park is a beloved destination for Londoners and tourists alike, offering a perfect blend of relaxation, leisure, and natural beauty.

Battersea Park is also well-known for its fireworks displays. They usually take place around Bonfire Night on the 5th of November and New Year’s Eve. The fireworks are accompanied by music, food stalls and some fair rides.

Men roller-blading in Battersea Park

You can enjoy some relaxed strolls in Battersea Park to unwind after a long day.

Get your culture fix at Battersea Arts Centre

Located a 10-minute cycle away from Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Arts Centre is an incredible place that gathers many art forms. They often have very engaging exhibitions that cater to children and adults. This venue is more than an art gallery since it also offers live entertainment. You can pick and choose from a very rich programme. Shows can include dance, comedy, theatre, workshops and talks.

Such a diverse offering makes the BAC a real hub to encourage creativity and nurture community in the area. They have also launched classes for young people to develop their creativity. Through the Young Creatives programme, those under 25 can get access to beatbox, dance and theatre classes and workshops.

On top of that, several community projects have already come into existence. A community garden was created to allow locals to socialise, harvest food and enjoy nature. Keep an eye out for events being hosted in the garden. Small not-for-profit groups and charities can also apply for free spaces at the Battersea Arts Centre. This is a great way for people to connect with each other and with organisations working to make a positive impact.

Explore Battersea Power Station shops

The former Battersea Power Station has been turned into an amazing shopping centre where you can find high-end fashion, lifestyle brands, and speciality stores. Head to this amazing place to shop for fashion, beauty, home decor, and unique gifts while enjoying the iconic surroundings of the power station. There are also lots of places to stop by for a quick bite if you get hungry while shopping.

For all lovers of companies who are working to make a difference, it is a great place to go since you can find physical boutiques for sustainable fashion brand Reformation, for cancer charity supporter fashion retailer Scamp & Dude, and for eco-friendly kids clothing brand Roarsome.

Unlike many shopping centres, Battersea Power Station also has given space to independent shops. We recommend you go and check out Battersea Bookshop. Owned by independent bookshop Stanfords, this boutique is the place to go to find compelling books, stationery, fun games and unique gifts. Following the mission of the regeneration project for this area, a special area was designed to host community events and allow people to socialise around their love of books. It is also a great place to come to with kids since they can enjoy a whole section of children's books in a colourful and quirky environment.

Spend an unforgettable night at one of the Battersea Power Station bars

If you want to take in the view while sipping on champagne, we've found a little gem on level 1 of the Turbine Hall inside Battersea Power Station. Searcys Champagne Bar is the perfect place for a fancy date night with its elegant decor. The bar offers panoramic views of the Thames and London skyline which will allow you to savour Champagne and cocktails in a unique setting.

For a more casual and fun night, check out Birdies. This bar, located under the Battersea Power Station arches, decided to give crazy gold a new lease of life. Whilst you're showing off your skills and taking Instagrammable pictures, don't forget to try out the delicious cocktails available. The venue also sells street food from Cheeky Burger in case you're feeling hungry after your crazy golf session.

If this area sounds like what you're looking for, you can browse our New Mansion Square development and find your Shared Ownership home with us.

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