Feature Articles Archive

  1. Tea Trail around Nine Elms

    Nine Elms has a rich history of horticulture and growing food. To celebrate this tradition, Urban Canopy have planted a range of herbs and plants to create a wellbeing Tea Trail around the local area. The Nine Elms Tea Trail was originally commissioned by Wandsworth Council as part of the Happy Streets Festival 2019. The […]

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  2. Looking back: Nine Elms Baths

    In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Nine Elms was a notorious slum. If you were poor and living in Nine Elms, keeping clean was a daily battle, as Battersea Society describes. There were no laundry facilities, and most homes didn’t have bathrooms. In an area dominated by pollution, even if you managed […]

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  3. Essential market workers are the face of New Covent Garden Market mural

    You may have already spotted the new colourful mural adorning The Flower Market on Nine Elms Lane. The artwork, titled ‘BLOOM!’, is the latest New Covent Garden Vitrine Art Commission, and celebrates market workers across the fruit, vegetable and floral industries that keep London running with their fresh produce. ‘BLOOM!’ was unveiled 1 October 2020 […]

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  4. Where to ‘eat out to help out’ in Nine Elms

    Now is the time to get behind your local businesses and what better way to start than to take advantage of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme! By eating or drinking at a participating venue, you can get 50% off food and soft drinks, up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner, […]

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  5. Looking back: Battersea’s first ‘power station’

    Battersea Power Station once generated 20 per cent of London’s electricity, but it was not the first power-producing landmark on the waterfront. That honour goes to the extraordinary Horizontal Windmill, erected in 1788 next to St Mary’s, the parish church for Nine Elms and Battersea situated on today’s Thames Path, as Battersea Society describes. Harnessing […]

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  6. Open for business? Tell your neighbours

    Local shops, cafes and businesses are dotted all over Nine Elms – and now My Virtual Neighbourhood has teamed up with Wandsworth Council in this summer’s #shoplocal campaign. As businesses prepare to welcome customers with new measures in place, the council is encouraging residents to shop locally and support their local high streets and retailers as they […]

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