Feature Articles Archive

  1. Nine Elms arts and culture in 2022

    As 2022 draws to a close, we look back at all the fantastic arts events and cultural happenings in Battersea and Nine Elms this year. We’ve enjoyed dance, installations, poetry, architectural events, new artwork from local artists and the summer Happy Streets festival. Take a look below at our snapshot of the year just gone […]

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  2. Looking back: What’s in a street name?

    Street names often provide clues to an area’s past. The Battersea Society have done some research into our local streets to shed some light on the history of this part of Wandsworth. Nine Elms Lane is believed to have been named after nine elm trees that grew in front of a tavern on the southside […]

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  3. Looking back: Battersea’s river crossings

    For thousands of years, Battersea has been a great place to cross the river. Archaeological finds near Chelsea Bridge show an early Thames crossing site. The Battersea Shield, a bronze shield cover now held at the British Museum was discovered here along with Celtic and Roman artefacts during excavations, leading historians to believe that Julius […]

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  4. Restoration of Battersea Power Station reaches practical completion

    Battersea Power Station has announced that it has reached practical completion of the Grade II* listed building, after eight years of careful and transformational restoration of the historic structure. This marks a major milestone as the landmark prepares to open to the public this autumn. Originally designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Battersea Power […]

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  5. Looking back: Exploring the history of Battersea Barge

    The riverside location of Battersea and Nine Elms has always played a significant role in London’s history with its industrial past. Today, it’s a thriving area where people live, work, and play. The old Dutch barge moored in Nine Elms has its own colourful past with little outward evidence of its turbulent history. The Maria […]

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  6. Celebrate the Jubilee weekend in Battersea and Nine Elms

    Get ready for a fun-filled bank holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! There’s plenty going on in Battersea and Nine Elms for everyone to enjoy.  Going for a walk this bank holiday? If you head through Arch 42 to New Covent Garden Market, you can see a giant majestic royal crown in the […]

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