Feature Articles Archive

  1. Looking back: New Covent Garden Market

    The UK’s largest fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale market, New Covent Garden Market has a long history. The first records of a “Convent Garden” market go right back to 1200. The original Covent Garden market began trading in its central London square in 1670, under a charter granted by Charles II to the Earl of […]

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  2. New connections: Arch 42

    The Nine Elms neighbourhood is known for its railway lines and roads connecting the area with other parts of London. Now there’s an exciting new railway arch connection between communities on each side of the tracks, joining up a route between new Tube stations which opened on 20 September 2021 and New Covent Garden Market […]

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  3. Get to 15 London hotspots in 15 minutes from Battersea

    This week saw the launch of the two new Northern Line Tube stations in Nine Elms and Battersea. Now the stations are open, Nine Elms is better connected than ever and you can explore London’s top places and attractions all within 15 minutes.  We’ve worked out the journey times from Battersea Power Station Tube, so […]

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  4. Boozers, Bombs and Bodies: the forgotten church of Nine Elms

    The original parish church of Battersea, St Mary’s, has a long history and continues to thrive in its riverside setting. But Battersea’s second oldest church building – St George’s of Nine Elms – is all but forgotten. Located on Battersea Park Road east of Thessaly Road, St George’s opened in 1828. It was designed by […]

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  5. Celebrating 70 years: Battersea Park Festival Gardens

    This week marks the Festival of Britain’s 70th anniversary, but did you know Battersea Festival Gardens played a huge part of the celebrations when it originally opened in 1951? In the bleak years after World War II, the government wanted to focus on a brighter future by creating a tonic for the nation. The Festival […]

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  6. Food enterprise hub at Mission Kitchen

    Meet Mission Kitchen, a new social food enterprise for London’s next generation of food entrepreneurs, supporting small food businesses with big ideas – and set to open in Nine Elms in June. Food offers people from every walk of life the chance to start a business, love their work, fulfil their potential, and change the […]

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