Bored of lockdown life and studying? Then take some time out and explore what Vauxhall has to offer. In recent months we’ve already blogged about taking a walk along the Thames and four different experiences to be had in and around Vauxhall but what else is there to do in the local area? Within 25 minutes you can walk to one of Europe’s biggest regeneration projects; Battersea Power Station.
Battersea Power Station.
Built-in the 1930’s the power station at its peak, produced a fifth of London’s power including powering the likes of Buckingham Palace and the House of parliament. And continued to generate electricity up to 1983 when it was awarded listed building status.
From the ’80s to 2012 the station was left to ruin and at one stage looked like it was to be demolished (in between plans to use it as an indoor theme park and a new stadium for Chelsea FC! But in 2012 the current owners purchased the 41-acres site to create a community including homes, shops, cafes, restaurants, cultural and open spaces.
Fast forward to 2021 and now you can explore the area to your heart’s content and enjoy amazing food, drink and shopping venues.
Eat and Drink at Battersea.
From delicious Mediterranean food at Megan’s or Indian dining at Cinnamon Kitchen to Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza; where for £15 per person you can have bottomless pizza. Plus, a range of cocktails priced between £6-£11. – Check out their Instagram to see how good it looks!
Another highly rated eatery in Battersea’s Circus West Village is No 29 Power Station West. With a beautiful riverside terrace to watch the world go by you tuck into your brunch, lunch or evening meal washed down with a few cocktails from the extensive drink’s menu.
Pass the Popcorn.
From the 17th May, you’ll be able to head down the ‘Arches’ no not Phil Mitchell’s garage in Eastenders but to the Archlight Cinema. The cinema takes the movie experience to a different level, forget about your Vue or Odeon. This is a destination cinema, with 3 state of the art screens, surround sound all with Fine wine, craft beer and homemade treats all served with five-star service!
It’s a Birdie.
Opening a few days after the Archlight Cinema, Birdies bill themselves as the ultimate crazy golf experience. Also located under the arches, you’ll find a surreal 9-hole crazy golf course. You’ll have to navigate through this surreal space that’s been designed to disrupt all your senses.
And once you’ve been crowned champion or completely embarrassed yourself! You can enjoy some of the best burgers that the UK has to offer. The burgers at Birdies are from Cheeky Burger. The winners of the Best Burger at the British Street Food Awards in 2016.