If we were to move further into London I’d love to live in the area of Battersea. It has lots of green areas, it’s close to the River Thames and it offers a lot to families. With new builds like the redesign of Battersea Power Station you have the option of modern luxury living within an historic setting.
We often visit this great area of London so I’ve put together a little guide to some of our favourite places to eat and attractions to visit, especially with children.
On the corner of Park Gate Road and Albert Bridge Road you’ll find the charming Prince Albert Gastro Pub situated just opposite Battersea Park. It’s an ideal place for a delicious lunch or dinner with a warm and bustling atmosphere. You have the choice of both indoor and outdoor dining with a large beer garden at the back.
The pub serves excellent food and has a vast selection of real ales on tap. It’s dog and child friendly so perfect for a family Sunday lunch. It also houses London’s largest backgammon club playing on Mondays and Saturdays.
After lunch head to the park across the road. This green oasis is home to many events throughout the year. You’ll also find playgrounds and a children’s zoo there.
We recently visited the Formula E race and had a great time with Caspian. There were lots of entertainment for the kids from bubble artists, to fairground rides and ice cream trucks. Caspian was not happy with being too young to try the miniature racing cars though.
You will also find a crazy golf course and an adventure track in the threes within the park, so plenty to explore as a family here.
If you want an evening out sans les enfants I suggest heading to Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant, London House, on Battersea Square. Enjoy a romantic gourmand dinner or meet up with friends for their Wine Wednesdays.
Do you know the area of Battersea? What’s your favourite hangout?
NB! Please note this post was written in partnership with Battersea Power Station. All words and opinions are my own and the copyright of any photo used belongs to ScandiMummy.com