With one of the most iconic skylines outside the City of London, Battersea has long been popular with families and young professionals looking to better balance work and home life.
Whether you’re renting or looking to buy, you’ll find an wonderful collection of properties in this Borough of Wandsworth: from Victorian terraces, to modern developments, and grand Georgian houses. It could be surprisingly affordable too. Battersea has one of the cheapest council tax rates in London.
Lifestyle and things to do
You definitely won’t be stuck for stuff to do in Battersea.
It’s famous for its namesake park, but there is also a great selection of art galleries, an excellent arts centre, and a very popular sports centre offering a range of football, cricket and fitness sessions.
Transport and commutes
One of the great things about moving to Battersea is its fantastic connections. It’s located only a few miles from Charing Cross, and you can choose between two train stations: Battersea Park and Queenstown Road. Charing Cross isn’t too far either.
But don’t let the absence of a tube station put you off. By 2020, there will be a Northern Line extension in Battersea – meaning up to 20,000 new homes will be built. That’s why it’s a good time to invest in this area. Chances are prices will increase, as well as demand, in the next few years. So it’s best to get in there before everyone else does.
Battersea has a competitive and well-reviewed selection of primary and secondary schools. There are a couple independent school options too, namely Emanuel School and Chelsea Independent College.
If you’re interesting in pursuing options in wider Wandsworth, however, then have a look at these league tables. More than a dozen rank ‘above’ or ‘well above average’ in reading compared to the rest of England. But if you’re little one isn’t quite old enough for school, then you could always follow in the footsteps of Prince George and sign-up for Thomas’ Battersea. Although we’d expect admission to be a little more competitive now.
Moving house in Battersea
There are plenty of ways you can make the move easier on yourself.
This will depend entirely on your situation and what’s best for you. In terms of self-storage options, we have facilities located right here in Battersea – offering 24/7 access, and no minimum stay. This is useful if you’re moving in stages or just need some extra time to go through and sort your stuff.
When it comes to actually moving you have all of the following options too: