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London's best Christmas markets

29 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN LONDON

Forget the John Lewis advert, it’s Christmas markets that really ring in the beginning of the festive season in London, and this weekend sees the first of them opening, filling the air with the scent of gingerbread men and mulled wine, and the sound of happy Christmas shoppers, and with that we give you The […]

Amanda Holden, David Gandy

CELEBS FLOCK TO BATTERSEA DOGS & CATS HOME CHARITY GALA

Celebrities including Amanda Holden, Paul O’Grady MBE and David Gandy flocked to Battersea Evolution on Thursday 30 October 2014 to celebrate Battersea Dogs & Cats Home‘s Collars & Coats Gala Ball. The annual charity event is now in its sixth year. This year’s Collars & Coats Ball paid tribute to the service dogs from World War […]

A scene from Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets

WRITER DAN JONES TALKS HISTORY & TELEVISION

Writer, TV presenter and historian Dan Jones on British history, journalism, new books, television presenting and London’s Battersea

The latest plans for development by Battesea Power Station

1,305 NEW HOMES BY BATTERSEA POWER STATION

The third phase of Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment has been given the go ahead by Wandsworth Council. Focussing on the South West corner of the site, plans for the Phase Three redevelopment include the creation of a new pedestrian high street from Battersea Park Road to the power station itself, as well as a new […]

Battersea's best restaurants: The Latchmere

RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE LATCHMERE, BATTERSEA

The Latchmere has been serving beer to Battersea residents and Theatre 503 goers for years but a swish take-over (by the owners of Northcote Road’s The Bolingbroke) and an extensive renovation is now attracting diners from further afield too. The new décor is contemporary but still complementary to the Victorian building’s traditional style. Pull up […]

Phil Spencer

PHIL SPENCER’S SOUTH WEST LONDON

To celebrate SW resident’s 25th anniversary, Location Location Location star Phil Spencer reveals his favourite restaurants, shops, streets, pastimes in Wandsworth, Battersea and neigbouring areas Isn’t it wonderful just to see Battersea Power Station used,’ declares Phil Spencer as he takes on the role of Guest Editor as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations. Phil was […]

For the bilingual class of the Wix Primary School in Battersea, only 14 siblings were admitted, no others – surely making it the London school with the smallest catchment area

THE PROPERTY MARKET CATCHMENT DILEMA

For families looking for a new home, is it worth paying a premium to be located within a school catchment area? Karen Tait reports As another school year starts, parents will be all too aware of the importance of living in the right catchment area. Just a few digits in a postcode can make all […]

A four bedroom mansion flat in Albany Mansions, Battersea

PROPERTY OF THE DAY: FOUR BEDS IN BATTERSEA

A four bedroom mansion flat in Albany Mansions, which overlooks Battersea Park has recently come on the market with Douglas & Gordon. Unusually it has been created from two separate flats being knocked together and as a result is larger than most flats in the building – in total it spans nearly 1,900 sq ft.  […]

10 of the best value restaurants in London

10 OF THE BEST VALUE RESTAURANTS IN LONDON

London’s restaurants might feel like they’re getting more and more expensive, but if you find the right place, dig out a little gem, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the prices. Here’s The Resident’s pick of 10 excellent value restaurants  Tsiakkos & Charcoal, Maida Vale This Greek restaurant on Maryland Road is all that a Greek taverna should be, […]

Florentijn Hofman's HippopoThames

WHY THERE IS A GIANT HIPPO IN THE THAMES

A 21-ft hippo was spotted floating on the Thames near Royal Docks yesterday. The gigantic animal is not an escapee from the zoo, rather a piece of art created by Florentijn Hofman the renowned Dutch artist who built the sculpture as part of the month long Totally Thames festival, which runs throughout September. This is […]