London discovered – Battersea neighbourhood guide

Battersea Station

Battersea is one of London’s most exciting and varied neighbourhoods with an atmosphere like no other. It remains one of the busiest parts of the city, so whether you’re looking for a great day out, delightful places to eat or are simply eager to learn more about the local area, this guide should help point you in the right direction…

Top Sights and Attractions in Battersea

There is lots to see in Battersea – here are a few of the highlights to watch out for!

New Covent Garden Market

If you’re on the lookout for fresh fruit and vegetables, then head for New Covent Garden Market – the largest wholesaler of both fruit and vegetables (and flowers) in the UK. It caters to a range of top clients throughout the city including local hotels, hospitals, restaurants and schools – providing both food and foliage.

Battersea Peace Pagoda

The Battersea Peace Pagoda provides the ideal space for peace and quiet in the hustle and bustle of the city. It was gifted to London in 1984 from the leader of Japan, and was intended to help spread the message of peace rather than war. During your visit to the Hotel San Domenico House London, there’s no better time to stop by and reflect on the message the peace pagoda champions.

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Petite and charming, this delightful London zoo is family-run, and small enough to explore with plenty of time to see other local sights and attractions while you stay at your boutique hotel in London. Look out for the range of indoor and outdoor play facilities, coffee shop and of course, the plentiful wildlife – including lemurs, meerkats, otters, tortoises and a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

Battersea Power Station

An imposing building with a long history, Battersea Power Station looms large on the local landscape, with its four chimneys and dark red facade. The venue is currently in the process of being renovated and made into a variety of offices, shops and flats – but it was empty for many years. You are sure to see it for yourself when visiting the Hotel San Domenico House London.

Battersea Arts Centre

Home to experimental theatre, the Battersea Arts Centre is a home for the avant garde, making it a fabulous destination to visit during your own trip to the area. Housed within a suitably grand building, this is the place to go for an unusual show or to catch a new artistic trend before it goes mainstream.

Best Eateries in Battersea

If you’re visiting the area and want to find something great to eat or drink, you’re in luck! There are lots of great options to choose from, including popular local bar Four Thieves, which combines trendiness with genuine style and a great atmosphere. For dinner, head to Bababoom, a kebab joint which has been winning rave reviews since it first opened and continues to impress locals and visitors alike.