Escape to the City…

Escape to the City…

Before moving to London, South London had not been on my radar of places to visit in the city. Now that I live south of the river, I am starting to love south London, dare I say it, more than the main city.

One of my favourite areas is Battersea, a lesser-known area of London home to a 200-acre Victorian park, boasting a surprising amount of culture and history.

Wander through the park and you’ll discover one of the world’s Peace Pagodas overlooking the River Thames. You’ll also find a Japanese garden hidden in the centre of the park, along with many ecological areas, a bandstand, children’s play areas, a small zoo and sports facilities.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite exploring Battersea park, walk along the Thames to the retired Battersea Power Station, which fills the skyline and is a spot for locals, tourists and residents to enjoy a unique blend of restaurants, shops, parks and cultural spaces. At its peak, Battersea Power Station was supplying a fifth of London’s electricity.

After decades of sitting derelict, it is now being redeveloped into one of London’s most exciting and innovative new destinations.

The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station will be returning for its third Christmas, so head down to south London this Christmas for a magical experience by the Thames. Even better, in October Battersea got its own tube station, meaning it is easily accessible from Kings Cross!

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