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Get to 15 London hotspots in 15 minutes from Battersea

Battersea Power Station exterior

Published on
September 23, 2021

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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 you don’t have to!

You can get to…

  1. 5 minutes – Kennington. This one is close to home but there’re lots of great bars and restaurants just down the road and it’s near London’s oldest gin distillery.
  2. 7 minutes – Elephant and Castle. You can stop by the Imperial War Museum, watch a show at Southwark Playhouse or visit London’s first sustainable community market Mercato Metropolitano to get your foodie fix.
  3. 7 minutes – Oval. If you love cricket – the famous Oval Cricket Ground is just minutes away.
  4. 8 minutes – Waterloo. Visit the cultural hub of South Bank with the London Eye, National Theatre, and the BFI all within walking distance of Waterloo station.
  5. 9 minutes – Stockwell. Visit Slade Gardens for an adventure, the David Bowie Memorial or The Chocolate Museum.
  6. 9 minutes – Borough. Soak up the delicious smells of London’s famous Borough Market and sample some of the best food London has to offer.
  7. 10 minutes – Embankment. It’s a short walk to view the Houses of Parliament, or you can stroll along Victoria Embankment to enjoy the splendour of Victoria Embankment Gardens.
  8. 11 minutes – Charing Cross. See the sights of Trafalgar Square, view the world-renowned collection of art at The National Gallery or look into the eyes of historic figures next door at the National Portrait Gallery, just a few minutes from Charing Cross Station.
  9. 11 minutes – London Bridge. Visit London’s iconic Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, and see of the best views of London from the top of The Shard. If you fancy walking another ten minutes, you can easily explore one of London’s best rated attractions, the Tower of London.
  10. 12 minutes – Leicester Square. Right in the heart of London’s West End and Theatreland, take your pick of shows with comedy, drama, and musicals! If you’re going out in Soho too, you’ll be spoilt for choice with its range of bars and restaurants to choose from.
  11. 12 minutes – Bank. Close to Guildhall Art Gallery where you can find a variety of art on offer, or you can discover the unique collections of notes, coins, and artefacts at the Bank of England Museum, and see the sun set over London’s skyline at the Sky Garden, all within a short walk of Bank station.
  12. 14 minutes – Tottenham Court Road. Explore the British Museum, watch a ballet or opera at the Royal Opera House, or promenade the shops and restaurants at Covent Garden Market. There’s also easy access to one of Europe’s biggest high streets, Oxford Street
  13. 14 minutes – Moorgate. See one of the largest domes in the world at St Paul’s Cathedral and it’s whispering gallery. Visit one of London’s best brutalist buildings, arts venue The Barbican or visit The Museum of London, where you learn more about the UK’s capital city from pre-historic times to present.
  14. 15 minutes – Goodge Street. Visit Pollocks Toy Museum, Whitfield Gardens or take in the architectural delights of Fitzrovia Chapel.
  15. 16 minutes – Old Street. Over 15 minutes we know, but stay on the train just one minute more so you can paint the town red in Shoreditch or go shopping for something unique at Old Spitalfields Market.

Have you travelled to the new Northern line stations yet? Plan your journey with Transport for London’s journey planner.


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