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Situated in Southwest London, south of the River Thames, Battersea is a very popular place to reside, with the neighbourhood attracting many dwellers, mainly young professionals and families. Although a fairly expensive area to rent in, house shares are abundant, with 4-5 bedroom large houses often available to share.

Desirable areas within Battersea to live include Blenkarne Road, Anhalt Road, Gorst Road and Foxmore Street. The Sisters conservation area is also highly coveted. More affordable streets include Great Chart Street, Carmichael Close, Strasbury Road and Ingrave Street.

There are many homes in Battersea that were built in the 1880’s and 1890’s when the population in the area surged, these Queen Anne style houses, mansions and cottages can be found throughout the area. There is a number of substantial late Victorian and Edwardian mansion blocks and the roads that surround Northcote Road are mainly nice Victorian terraces.

Apartment complexes can be found around the lovely Albert Bridge and for contemporary living Montevetro and Albion Riverside are ideal, for riverside apartments Battersea Square offers some lovely options. There are a number of period conversions in the area, as well as substantial Edwardian homes and Victorian villas. Rentals are in the region of £350 per week.

Standard of Living in Battersea

There are many elements that draw people to Battersea, the 200-acre Battersea Park where one can meander and relax, the close proximity to the Thames for walking and the iconic Battersea Power Station. Battersea Square, Northcote Road and Battersea Rise are all extremely popular social spaces, with a myriad of bars and restaurants.

There is a community feel to Battersea, with families and young professionals flocking here, it is sometimes known as ‘Nappy Valley’. With good transport links and proximity to the city it is ideal for many. There is a great café culture in Battersea, plentiful of green spaces and good shopping amenities to enjoy.

Other Living necessities in Battersea

You’ll find the usual chain supermarkets in the area, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco’s, Marks and Spencer’s Food, Waitrose and a 24-hour Asda. There is also the Northcote Road market to explore and the usual department stores Debenhams and Marks and Spencer’s, as well as a number of independent shops. Battersea is also home to a number of places of worship and Battersea library, where there is study space and regular events for children to partake in.

Battersea boasts some excellent schools, with twelve primary schools in the area, a mixture of both independent and private. There is Honeywell Infants and juniors, Belleville Primary School and L’Ecole du Parc, which offers the French education system for those aged 1-5-years-old. In terms of secondary schools, Battersea has two state secondary schools and 8 independents. Popular schools in the area are Thomas’s School and Newton Preparatory School. Chesterton School on Dagnall School notably achieved ‘outstanding’ in their Ofsted inspection. One of Battersea’s benefits is the extensive choice of private and preparatory schools.

Places to visit near Battersea

Clapham Common with its parks, ponds, running tracks and bowling green is easily accessible, as is Wandsworth Common, which is home to a nature centre, café and tennis courts, perfect for a family day out, as is Battersea Park with its children’s zoo, endless nature trails, bike hire and boating lake.

Battersea is also close to Chelsea and Kings Road, two iconic destinations when it comes to shopping in London. The famous Battersea Dogs and Cats home is located here.

Battersea Council Tax

Situated in the Borough of Wandsworth, Battersea benefits from very low rates of council tax, some of the best in the United Kingdom. Band A is in the region of £450, Band D £700 and Band H £1,350.00.