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5 THINGS TO DO IN BATTERSEA, LONDON

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
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.



The Catchmere Pub
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 




Go Ape! 
If you're looking for somewhere a little less tourist-attracted and love outdoor adventuring; then Go Ape! may be the place for you. Put yourself to the test, push all your boundaries and forget all of your fears by completing the outdoor course at Go Ape! It's always fun to monkey around! 

Disclaimer: In collaboration with Battersea Power Station. All words and opinions are my own. Images are stock images. 

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  1. Oh I'd like to visit the Battersea Power Station, I like revamped buildings. The roof gardens look like a nice afternoon location.

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    1. They do look beautiful for an afternoon lunch or drink! I can't wait to visit when it's completely finished :)

      Ashleigh x

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  2. I love the Battersea Chasmere pub! I've been before and the food was to die for and just so quickly served. I'd love to go to the zoo too, I love seeing animals.

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    1. Glad you agree Kayleigh! I am actually off to the zoo tomorrow ;-)

      Ashleigh x

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  3. I've been to London a few times, but only to super touristy places like Oxford street. This makes me really want to go to Battersea next time I go:)

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    1. Ah, you need to re-visit! Battersea is a completely different vibe than Central London :)

      Ashleigh x

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  4. How awesome that there's a Go Ape in London! Intrigued about the Power Station too. Sounds like a super place to visit.

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    1. I had no idea either until I saw signs for it!

      Ashleigh x

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  5. I have not been to Battersea for years, which is silly seeing as I am not a million miles away. I would not be able to visit the dogs home though as I would be wanting to bring them all home with me x

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    1. Ah, same here. I have been to other dogs' homes a few times and it's heart breaking!

      Ashleigh x

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  6. I would love to visit Battersea Dogs Home - I've always heard such great things about their work!

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    1. They are an amazing company and charity!

      Ashleigh x

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  7. I never realised there was a zoo in Battersea. It sounds fab! x

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    1. Really?! It is pretty hidden away!

      Ashleigh x

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  8. I never knew there was a zoo around Battersea and I live near there!! haha...

    www.annanuttall.com

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    1. Haha, that's crazy! It is pretty hidden away though. Takes a few attempts to find it in such a big park!

      Ashleigh x

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  9. I didn't know that there was a go ape in Battersea, even more of a reason to go x

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    1. 100%! Although, I'm not great with heights haha!

      Ashleigh x

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  10. I really need to visit London very soon! I will have to to your fun suggestions!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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    1. Do let me know if you go to Battersea! x

      Ashleigh x

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  11. I have a confession to make, I'm a Go Ape addict! Glad it made your list!

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    1. Really! That's awesome Emily :) I have never personally been but I'm not too great with heights!

      Ashleigh x

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  12. Battersea park is such a beautiful spot, especially in the summer when the flowers are in bloom x

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    1. Agreed! Super pretty to walk round taking in all of the sights :)

      Ashleigh x

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  13. I've never been to Battersea before but it definitely looks worth exploring x

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    1. You should go some time Samantha! Especially now it's been revamped. It's gorgeous.

      Ashleigh x

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  14. These are some awesome options. I think it would be great to plan a day out in Battersea!

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    1. You should definitely do it if you can Liz. It would make a great blog post! ;)

      Ashleigh x

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  15. Whenever I go to London, I stay in the touristy bits, but I really should explore Battersea (if for nothing else, for the puppers!)

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    1. Most definitely! It's also nice to adventure away from the tourist attractions as they can be so busy!

      Ashleigh x

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  16. I thought the power station was completely empty! This is a must on my next visit to London. I love the building. It's so doomy and imposing.

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  17. I have a friend who lives here but we've never done any of these things! Thanks for putting them together, I'm going to go to the park next time I'm down!

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  18. I never knew that there was a Go Ape in Battersea. They are so much fun!

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  19. I've never been to Battersea before but it looks like there's lots of things to do there! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. I've never been there before but it looks great and seems like a few good things to do too!

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  21. Now that burger and chips at The Latchmere look pretty tasty! If I'm ever in that area, that's where I'm headed! xxx

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  22. Great post! I really like Battersea, so it's lovely to discover new things to do there.

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  23. I have never been to Battersea but now I need to visit x

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  24. Thank you for the ideas of what to do in Battersea, I have it down on my list to visit as I come to London really often but have never explored that specific area x

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  25. I haven't been to Battersea for a very long time, but i'm sure the children would love the zoo, don't think I could take them to the dogs home or I may come home with one each for the seven!

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  26. I used to look at Battersea Power station on the train into London all the time. How great that is has been turned into something useful!

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  27. Wonderful photos! I have a paper mobile of Battersea Power Station hanging in my kitchen. :)

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  28. I didn't realise they had a zoo there I must visit sometime ;-)

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  29. I'm quite lucky I live so close to Battersea! I love taking a walk with my dog through the park. Getting an ice cream and going on the pedalos :D
    Really looking forward the the Power Station completion. It's going to be amazing and bring so much to the area

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

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