Feature Articles Archive

  1. 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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  2. The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT)

    It’s never short of a hoot and a half! Yes, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern is the oldest surviving LGBTQ venue in London (Grade II listed) but it hosts an array of the latest queer acts, performance art, and cabaret shows. Perhaps most well known is Duckie: a club night hosted by Amy Lamé, every Saturday […]

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  3. Cottons Vauxhall : Rum Shack & Restaurant

    Bringing the exotic vibes of the Caribbean to London in true tiki style, Cottons fans can now get their fix south of the river with the arrival of Cottons Caribbean Restaurant & Rum Shack at St Georges Wharf, Vauxhall. Taking over an enviable riverside location on the south bank, Cottons Vauxhall features a large indoor […]

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  4. MI6

    It’s along one of the most filmed waterfronts in the world – the MI6 building on the Albert Embankment has a strident Thameside presence and is perhaps most recognisable from its several cameos in recent James Bond films. Officially, 85 Albert Embankment at Vauxhall Cross is named the ‘SIS Building’ for Secret Intelligence Service and […]

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  5. 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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