Feature Articles Archive

  1. Picnic-Perfect Battersea Park

    It’s not one of London’s eight ‘Royal Parks’ but it’s just as majestic – Battersea Park first opened in 1858 and covers 200 acres. Before it was a park, the area was known as Battersea fields, a popular spot for duelling. It hosted a famous duel between the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of […]

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  2. Long Lost Nine Elms Station

    Handling close to 100 million passengers a year, Waterloo Station is Europe’s busiest station complex. But while the station itself dates back to 1848, it wasn’t always the terminus in mind. In 1838, the London and Southampton Railway company was established to provide a critical link between the capital and Southampton’s docks. These railways, used […]

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  3. Musical Heritage of Nine Elms

    The art of the album cover is undergoing a renaissance after the prominence of vinyl sleeves had waned and the emergence of digital music put the genre in jeopardy. However, vinyl records have clung on despite the clatter and music platforms like Spotify have used album covers in their user interface quite prominently. So album […]

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  4. StudioRCA: a cultural hotspot in Nine Elms

    The world’s number one art and design postgraduate university, the Royal College of Art, has a hidden gem in Nine Elms: StudioRCA. It’s a gallery, it’s an exhibition space, it’s a performance stage, it’s an alumni platform, it’s a streetview vitrine, it’s a test-bed for emerging artists. This magnetic, bijou space is a cultural hotspot […]

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  5. A Weekend in Nine Elms: Summer Edition

    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: Brunswick House – This antique-filled Georgian mansion serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. […]

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  6. The beautiful Battersea Barge

    We already told you about the marvellous history of the Battersea Power Station. But perhaps rivalling that charming and remarkable autobiography is the story of The Battersea Barge. Born in 1932 in Holland, this barge was originally named Maria II. In her infancy, Maria carried grain between the idyllic French town of Rouen and Paris. […]

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