Battersea

HOME FIRES’ LEANNE BEST ON LIFE IN PIMLICO

Actress Leanne Best, star of Ripper Street, Fortitude and now ITV’s war drama Home Fires, tells Lorraine Crighton-Smith why she’s swapped Liverpool for Pimlico and what films and television programmes we can expect to see her acting in this year, Line of Duty and Star Wars including Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens […]

family picnic

11 BEST PICNIC SPOTS IN SOUTH WEST LONDON

South West London’s best places for a picnic, from parks to palaces and even a zoo. Grab your sandwiches or order a hamper and settle down to an afternoon in the sun

London suburbs

LONDON’S LESSER-KNOWN SUBURB ‘LIME PARK’

I’ve used real neighbourhoods before and it’s got me into a spot of bother.

Win a table by Tablemakers

WIN A TABLE HANDMADE BY TABLEMAKERS

Battersea-based furniture company Tablemakers is giving away a one of its beautiful handmade Ballerina Tables, worth £2,500, to one lucky Resident reader Tablemakers is a London based furniture company, which designs and makes tables and furniture to your exact specifications. Each piece starts with a consultation in its showroom in Battersea, where its designer Kerry Walters will create […]

African Voices at Wandsworth Fringe

THE BEST EVENTS AT WANDSWORTH FRINGE 2015

Wandsworth Fringe Festival (1-17 May 2015) has officially become an annual celebration of fringe arts across the South West London borough. Led entirely by local participants, events this year include theatre, dance, art exhibitions and participatory workshops. With a month-long list of activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice, and may even learn something new about […]

Raft Furniture has opened on St John's Hill, Battersea, London

ECO-FRIENDLY FURNITURE IN BATTERSEA

British interiors haven Raft Furniture has arrived with a store in St John’s Hill, Battersea, South West London, and it’s a treat for those with an eco-friendly conscience as well as an eye for stylish homes. WORDS: Victoria Smith Walking into Raft Furniture’s new Clapham Junction store is a calming experience. Muted colours, plump sofas, stylish […]

Riverside properties for sale in London

9 RIVERSIDE PROPERTIES FOR SALE

With the Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race just around the corner, we have turned our attention to riverside properties. Here are a selection of what’s on the market near the River Thames, where you’ll get great views of the race and even better ones of London’s beautiful waterway   Queen’s Wharf, London, W6, £580,000 Mount […]

Support Battersea Arts Centre following its fire on Friday

LOCALS SUPPORT BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE

Following a blazing fire at Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) on 13 March 2015, locals, shop owners and lovers of the centre have rallied to show their support for the BAC and its staff  On Friday 13 March, a major fire broke out in Battersea Arts Centre, believed to have started in the roof. The fire severely […]

Edward James London in Putney has opened an Aveda spa

PUTNEY’S SECRET LUXURIOUS SPA

Edward James London in Putney has a luxurious new Aveda spa. We met with salon owner and creative director Edward James to find out more

Battersea Power Station - SW chimney nearing full dismantled stage 1

WHY ARE THERE ONLY THREE CHIMNEYS AT BATTERSEA POWER STATION?

Lorraine Crighton-Smith was given a unique perspective of Battersea Power Station when she stood at the base of the south-west chimney during the dismantling process. All four chimneys are being rebuilt, one by one. Read on to find out how and why… A small group of local press, including yours truly, and members of the […]