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A Weekend in Nine Elms: Summer Edition

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July 20, 2018

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We’ve had an unusually long and glorious spell of sunshine and warmth in London so why not explore this new part of London!

Here’s our recipe for a summer weekend in Nine Elms and Vauxhall:

Better start with a good brunch:

  • Park Central – The newest addition to the Nine Elms food scene is Park Central by Battersea Park. Their Mediterranean food with a twist¬†is super delicious and Instagrammable!
  • Black Cab Coffee Company¬†– They’re known for amazing coffee but they also do fantastic brunch foods: avocado on toast, poached eggs, and a selection of great pastries.

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. The newly opened Nine Elms Pavilion is a great spot to enjoy some river views or the SkyStation by Riverlight is another option to soak in the blue skies.

And maybe a spot of culture: Migration Museum or Garden Museum

The Migration Museum at The Workshop tells the stories of movement to and from Britain in engaging ways. They have an adventurous programme of exhibitions, events and education workshops just off Albert Embankment. Open Wednesdays to Sundays, from 11am to 5pm, this is a very neat space.

The Garden Museum, on Lambeth Palace Road, was set up to save an abandoned church and garden where the famous gardener John Tradescant is buried. The space explores and celebrates the British heritage of gardening and contains a fascinating collection as well as temporary exhibitions.

Prices:

Adult: £10
Senior citizen: £8.50
Student/Unemployed/Art Pass: £5

A quick pick-me-up coffee:

  • CoffeeWorks Project in Battersea Power Station¬†– superb coffee and cosy atmosphere¬†to meet, relax or be productive.
  • District Coffee in Embassy Gardens – new friends in the neighbourhood, fresh coffee, lovely staff.
  • Source Cafe – not a coffee fan? This is the spot to grab delicious gelato ice cream!

Take Away Gelato

And finally, some dinner:

  • Atami¬†‚Äď This superb Japanese overlooking the river at Riverlight is fresh, brand new and awaiting your taste buds. Atami‚Äôs bento boxes, crunchy tempura or grilled cod are delectable. Not to mention their wide array of sushi, sashimi, rice and noodle bowls.
  • No29 Power Station West¬†‚Äď From morning coffee and brunch through to dinner and a nightcap, this breath-taking neighbourhood pub offers it all.

While you’re here, check out the Outer Limits festival of public art in Nine Elms taking place throughout August!

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