It’s appropriate that the New Covent Garden Market is in Nine Elms, because the area was historically known for market gardening (Lavender Hill takes its name from the fact that lavender was a major crop there). These days there’s a weekend farmers’ market in Northcote Road.
As with so much of London the coming of the railways (in this case in 1838) was the force for change, and much of the area’s older housing stock was built over the fields in the years that followed. Ironically through the later part of the 20th century the relative weakness of local transport links to central London held the area back, but the substantial improvement of the overground rail network has changed the picture again. There’ll be a further step change with the extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms, finally plugging the area directly into the London Underground and offering particularly easy access to the City. The extension is part of a plan to bring around 16,000 new homes and 20-25,000 new jobs to Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea. All seems set for the area to become a vibrant and characterful district in its own right, mixing hi tech and traditional homes, with excellent shops, restaurants and bars, and fast access to the City and West End.
Power station – one of the best loved landmarks, serving London with electricity for 50 years.
Battersea Park – no other green space in the capital can boast Thames views, an art gallery (The Pump House) and a zoo.
Battersea Square – dating back to the eighteenth century, in 1990 the square was pedestrianised with a new floorscape using traditional materials and appropriate street furniture. It received a Civic Trust Commendation in 1991.
Battersea Arts Centre took over the Town Hall in 1979 and has been providing theatre, art, comedy, music, kids’ clubs and more ever since.
Northcote Road Market, which has stalls selling everything from fruit and veg, meat, cheese and flowers, to antiques, clothes and art.
|From Vauxhall||From Clapham Junction|
|Canary Wharf||25 minutes||28 minutes|
|Waterloo||12 minutes||12 minutes|
|Westminster||12 minutes||23 minutes|
|Bond Street||12 minutes||24 minutes|
|Bank||18 minutes||22 minutes|
|London Bridge||16 minutes||21 minutes|
|Liverpool Street||16 minutes||21 minutes|
New City Chinese Restaurant
The Lost Angel & Gaslight Grill
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
|Band||Market value of your home on 1 April 1991||Council tax 2017-18|
|A||Up to £40,000||£873.56|
|B||£40,001 – £52,000||£1019.15|
|C||£50,001 – £68,000||£1164.75|
|D||£68,001 – £88,000||£1310.34|
|E||£80,001 – £120,000||£1601.52|
|F||£120,001 – £160,000||£1892.71|
|G||£160,001 – £320,000||£2183.90|
|H||£320,001 and over||£2620.68|
|Band||Main part of the Borough||Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators area|
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