Feature Articles Archive

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. New Arch 42 route reveals Victorian viaduct history

    Arch 42 sits beneath a Victorian viaduct, completed in 1878 as part of upgrades to the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Nine Elms works. Until this point, the line from Nine Elms towards Vauxhall had run along an embankment before continuing onto the high brick viaduct into Waterloo. Following the closure of Nine Elms […]

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  6. Creative and tech opportunities for Nine Elms residents

    Learn about all the creative and tech opportunities in Wandsworth through Stride, a talent development programme for South Londoners which is creating opportunity and supporting creative and tech enterprises. Wandsworth Council and Lambeth Council work in partnership with Lewisham and Southwark to bring opportunities in the creative industries such as architecture, advertising, tech, and filmmaking […]

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