One of my favourite places to visit in the Summer is Battersea. It's a huge district area in the South of London which boasts some of the best scenic areas, nature and hidden away places to eat.
I thought I would put together a little guide on my top 5 things to do whilst in Battersea. I've done them all in the last few weeks and highly recommend you visit them all!
Let's get on to the guide...
Battersea Power Station
I had never visited Battersea Power Station up until a few weeks ago. The old un-used buildings have been revamped into flats and apartments, restaurants and quirky shops. This has really improved the economy for the local area as it means extra places to live for new Londoner's and new places to visit for tourists.
Battersea Park is the main attraction of the area. The park is one of the biggest in London and is well known for its hidden treasures and wildlife. It is home to many different varieties of birds and there are different ducks which you will see nestling around the lake. Whilst at the lake, you can enjoy a peaceful boat ride and then enjoy an ice cream and a cold drink at the park's care afterwards.
Battersea Park Zoo
I haven't yet been to this zoo but it's something I am hoping to do before the summer finishes! Battersea Park Zoo is a children's zoo which has some of the coolest animals. You can expect to see a Vietnamese pot bellied pig, monkeys, emus and lots more. Why not visit with your children and then play a spot the wildlife game afterwards?
Battersea Dog's & Cat's Home
Being a huge animal lover, it was to no surprise that I was going to include Battersea's dog's and cat's home. I had been a few times before getting Elsie and the work they do there is amazing. They care for around 8000 animals every year which is always on the rise when more dogs and cats are left homeless. Do something amazing this year and give a dog or a cat a loving home.
After a long day walking around Battersea, you'll be left feeling quenched for thirst and peckish. The one place I really recommend is The Catchmere Pub. The pub food there is freshly cooked and served within 15 minutes of ordering. The pub has a lovely warm and comforting atmosphere and you almost forget that you're in London!
The Latchmere ~ 503 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW11 3BW
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Disclaimer: In collaboration with Battersea Power Station. All words and opinions are my own. Images are stock images.