Feature Articles Archive

  1. A mother like no other

    Starting in 1920s Milan, the tradition of Aperitivo Alla Milanese was born – a kind of warm up to dinner that takes place at the end of the workday with a drink and a light snack. What could be more inviting? The new mother restaurant has brought this tradition to their Circus West Village location […]

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  2. Our story: Nine Elms as a nexus

    Nine Elms goes back hundreds of years on London’s maps. Starting off as the name of a path nestled by nine elm trees, this heritage of being a transportation link continued into the 1800s when Nine Elms Station was the terminus for the seminal Southwestern Railway from Southampton. Today, the area’s role as a connection […]

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  3. Mapping Nine Elms Through the Ages

    With digital tech and Google Maps at our fingertips, physical maps and atlases have been relegated to museums, antique shops, and libraries. However, physical maps give us a layout of our heritage and a history of the places we roam. With Nine Elms changing by the day, we’re collating old maps of the area. A map […]

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  4. Pump House Gallery – A Treasure Chest for the Arts

    Built in 1861, the Pump House tower was constructed by Simpson & Son to hold a coal-fired steam engine and pump to circulate water in the park lake and the nearby cascades. In 1909, the tower had an adjoining building added over the well (you can still see the circular perimeter of the well in the flooring today).

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  5. Public Art in Nine Elms

    Around and between the clusters of buildings and cultural spaces in Battersea,  Nine Elms and Vauxhall, is a trail of public art that weaves its way through the area. Often site-sensitive – drawing on the history of the area or the immediate surroundings – and including both historic modernist artworks and newly commissioned contemporary pieces, […]

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