What do you like best about Nine Elms?

We asked you on instagram… we want to know what you think.

With the excitement in September of Battersea Power Station tube station opening, and the thrill of going somewhere without a face mask, it's easy to forget that Nine Elms was a real "place" before the recent regeneration.

Heathwall Pumping Station crane jetty
Heathwall Pumping Station crane jetty

Industrial history in the form of Battersea Power Station announces itself loudly, but it also peeps out from behind a fence, down a side street and partially preserved inside new developments.

Taking a stroll down Thessaly Road through Yinka Illori's Happy Street bridge, you realise there's also lots to get to know from the more recent past. An older community of Londoners has always been there with St George's Primary (and church), New Covent Garden and post-war family housing estates to serve it. On the way through to Wandsworth Road you can stop at Mondo's in Stewart's Road for a Battersea beer, or some deli produce from Harvey & Brockless.

Thessaly Road via Yinka Illori's Happy Street bridge
Thessaly Road via Yinka Illori's Happy Street bridge

We decided to get a feel for what you like best about the area by asking the question on Instagram @nineelms_org.


And here are the results!

Catch up on more about Outdoor Spaces at our Friends of Nine Elms Parks Project page.

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