Battersea powers ahead...

Known for the protruding chimneys of its famous power station, Battersea has come a long way from its industrial past. The riverside area is being redeveloped into a thriving neighbourhood, with the project set to be completed by 2026. It will include apartments, shops, restaurants, cinemas and a concert hall.

Meet the animals in Battersea Park

Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Battersea Park has scenic riverside views, tennis courts, an art gallery and boating lake. The star of the show is the children’s zoo. Get up close to chinchillas, meerkats, monkeys, rabbits, Scottish wildcats, ring-tailed lemurs and even a Siberian chipmunk. In the reptile house, meet bearded dragons and rat snakes.

Explore Clapham

You’re a short walk from Clapham Junction, one of London’s busiest interchanges, while the Junction Shopping Centre has all your favourite brands, from M&S and Next to Nike and Adidas. You're also only one stop from Victoria. Clapham Common is an oasis of calm amid the busy traffic. In summer, the bandstand hosts free concerts, with deckchairs provided to enjoy the music. Looking for accommodation in Battersea? Both Travelodge London Battersea and Travelodge London Clapham Junction are in the vicinity.