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Battersea area guide

Discover Battersea’s great restaurants, bars and pubs and find plenty of things to do in SW11

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Few places bustle like Battersea these days, with top-notch food, bars and boozers bringing 'em down south from far and wide. The Battersea Arts Centre continues to showcase some of the best in the business, and the zoo and the park are great for kids (and those cheeky kids who refuse to grow up). The Pump House Gallery is as good as ever, plus it's excellent boot sale and then there's the heliport, with choppers whisking you up to the skies for some awe-inspiring views across our fair city. While, by night, there's a plethora of respected restaurants to pay a visit to, as well as some ace hotels if you're staying overnight.

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Bababoom

Bababoom

A high-rolling kebab joint in Battersea? You better believe it! BabaBoom is like a pomegranate-coloured jewel glittering among the neighbourhood chains, a...

Dip & Flip

Dip & Flip

‘French dips’ are the thing here, although there’s nothing Gallic about this US diner concept – hot meat sandwiches doused in gravy...

Hatched

Hatched

  • price 3 of 4

On the traffic-clogged road between Wandsworth Town and Clapham Junction, the stripped-back Hatched is for people who are ‘serious about food’....

Mien Tay

Mien Tay

The younger sibling of Mien Tay on Kingsland Road, this family-run Vietnamese outfit brightens up Lavender Hill with its clear-flavoured regional cooking....

Hotels in Battersea

Rafayel Hotel & Spa

Rafayel Hotel & Spa

On the riverfront, this eco-friendly 5-star boutique hotel has a spa, 2 restaurants and a bar with river views. Hotel Rafayel’s luxurious designer rooms...

Bars and pubs near Battersea

Four Thieves

Four Thieves

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

The downside to this trendy Battersea boozer? It’s impossible to describe to your mates without it sounding like some kind of wanky hipster hangout. They’ve...

Cartel

Cartel

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Mezcal and tacos are achingly, unavoidably ‘in’ at the moment, so it was a surprise that Cartel – a Battersea joint specialising in both – was near empty on my...

Draft House

Draft House

This Northcote Road branch is one of eight Draft Houses in London now - a sign, perhaps, that they must be doing something right. The focus is on carefully...

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

  • price 1 of 4

A family-friendly pub with toys and board games, cask and craft ales, a beer garden and a roaring fire for the winter months.

The perfect weekend in Battersea