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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The best bits of Battersea
Things to do in Battersea
Restaurants in Battersea
Hotels in Battersea
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 have floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious private bathrooms and state-of-the-art entertainment systems.
Bars and pubs near Battersea
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 sourced and served beer but food plays an important role too, with a US influence coming through on the burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork buns and Americanised salads. It's the beer, though, that pulls in most punters - and the fact that they are available by the one-third pint does wonders for a little exploration. They obviously take their brews pretty seriously, with a regularly changing selection ranging from local brews like Camden Hells and Redchurch IPA to Stiegl Goldbräu, Pilsner Urquell and St. Stefanus Belgian Ale - all on tap. They brew their own beer too, naturally.