August 6, 2017
Are all those cranes and high-rises piquing your interest? Do you fancy discovering an under-explored part of central London? Better make a weekend of it!
Here’s our recipe for a summer weekend in Nine Elms and Vauxhall:
Better start with a good brunch:
Then how about one of the local parks to enjoy some sunshine?
Greenery is good for you; it’s what brings life to the neighbourhoods and there are plenty of spots to check out as we get more #sunkissed. Whether it’s Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, Larkhall Park or Riverlight Quay, there’s an ever-growing abundance of green spaces around Nine Elms and Vauxhall.
And maybe a spot of culture: Gasworks
Gasworks is a non-profit contemporary visual art organisation that features emerging UK-based and international artists to present their first major exhibition in the UK. That means they’ve worked with over 250 artists from 70 countries around the world.
Many of the alumni have gone on to exhibit at major institutions and art venues as well as winning coveted awards like the Turner Prize, Absolut Award and Pinchuk Art Prize.
By visiting Gasworks, you’ll get the inside scoop on up-and-coming artists and their development of new work in London.
Find their exhibitions and events here.
Photo of our current international residency artist Portia Zvavahera's work titled 'I'm With You', at @marcfoxxgallery in LA (catch it until 29 July!) You can also meet Portia and our other artists in residence at Gasworks' open studios event on 9 Sept. #gasworksresidency #portiazvavahera #painting #gasworkslondon #artistresidency #LA
155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH
Wednesday – Sunday: 12-6pm or by appointment
A quick pick-me-up coffee:
Time for a stroll:
And finally, some dinner:
Thank you Battersea for welcoming us to the neighbourhood. We've been overwhelmed with the wonderful support and hope you've all enjoyed visiting us over the last few days. Pre-booked tables are now all taken for the week but we do have a limited amount of walk-in space available each day. | @theassistantroom