Guide to Nine Elms renting Property

Renting property in Nine Elms, London SW8

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Why rent a Nine Elms property?

Occupying the SW8 postcode, Nine Elms is London’s newest green and walkable district combining active city life with the relaxed pace of a neighbourhood village. With its extensive outside spaces, pedestrianised pathways, wide tree lined streets and excellent primary and secondary schools, Nine Elms is an ideal spot for families. There is a lively high street, full of coffee shops, restaurants and supermarkets which means that all needs are catered for.

Notable landmarks include Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station which houses a diverse selection of restaurants, bars and shops as well as gym facilities, Brunswick House and the famous Battersea Park. Battersea Park is known for its extensive green space along the riverside and was the first park to host London’s first football match ever played.

Nine Elms and Battersea are two of the greenest areas of London; accompanied by the river Thames which runs alongside it, the wide-open spaces of the new Linear Park mean many parts of Wandsworth Borough have their own little green spaces to enjoy.

Property in Nine Elms

Victorian cottages and Edwardian terraces can be found off Nine Elms Lane, which also boasts grand mansion blocks. The most prestigious area is on the riverbank around Prince of Wales Drive where there are some very elegant period houses and mansion blocks overlook Battersea Park. In recent years there have been several new build homes popping up across Nine Elms, which has been crowned London’s new diplomatic quarter.

A great example of property close to Battersea Park is Thornes House. Situated within The Residence development, Thornes House comprises Manhattan loft style 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury apartments, which are a short stroll from Battersea Park, Battersea Power Station, St Georges Pier and the River Thames.

Transport links in Nine Elms

Whether you are using the transport links for commuting or social purposes anyone renting a property in Nine Elms benefits from the area's south-west London location which means convenient access to the A3, M25 and A21 if travelling by road, as well as frequent access to Gatwick Airport via The Gatwick Express from Clapham Junction for international trips.

Train services in Nine Elms operate via Queens Town Road, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction and Vauxhall Railway Station which have services to Waterloo every 15 minutes as well as Brighton in South-East of England. Nine Elms is set to welcome the new Northern Line extensions of Nine Elms and Battersea Underground Stations which will provide instant access into Central London.

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History of Nine Elms and Battersea

Nine Elms derives its name from the row of trees that once boarded the main road. At 227 hectares (561 acres), Nine Elms is London’s largest regeneration and sits along The South Banks iconic river side.

Nine Elms is walking distance to the Houses of Parliament, Sloane Square, Tate Britain, Battersea Park and The Kia Oval cricket ground. It is the new home of the American Embassy as well as the landmark Battersea Power Station. Historically, Battersea Power Station supplied 20% of all London’s electricity needs. It became a 509-megawatt generator, the third largest in all the UK.

The Power Station has become a beacon along London’s skyline featuring in numerous films including The Dark Knight, The Kings Speech and Monty Python as well as music videos and works on art. Bear Grylls has abseiled down the structure, Sir Elton John performed beneath the iconic chimneys and is featured on Pink Floyd’s Animals album cover.


Go Ape! Battersea Park

Go Ape is located within Battersea Park and offers children and adults a chance to scale the highest treetops for a two or three-hour long adventure.

Battersea Park Zoo

A fun day out with opportunities to receive cuddles from otters as well as loveable donkeys, lemurs and close sightings of cheeky Monkeys. There is a reptile house with the famous Bearded Dragons as well as the classics like turtles and snakes.

Tate Britain

Home to the Turner Prize award, The Tate Britain show cases British art from 1,500 to the present day. With a delicious café and extensive gift shop, it is hard not to spend a Sunday in here, especially as it is free entry!

Shopping in Nine Elms

Nine Elms and Battersea has retained many of its independent shops and managed to keep many of the usual high street chain stores out of the area. The result of this is that shoppers in Nine Elms and Battersea will find items for sale that will not be found anywhere else. Local landmarks include the New Covent Garden Market and located just over the bridge is the immensely popular Kings Road and Duke of York Square in Chelsea.

Restaurants in Nine Elms

Nine Elms has over 40 restaurants, including:

Cinnamon Kitchen

Featuring a bold open kitchen and big glass doors at the front exposing brickwork, Cinnamon Kitchen is the very essence of a modern Indian restaurant. Offering melt-in-the-mouth dishes, Cinnamon Kitchen also offers an Indian-inspired crack cocktails created by their very own master mixologist Tony Conigliaro. Word on the street is that you’ll find any excuse to return.

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Wright Brothers

Oyster farmers turned restauranteurs, Wright Brothers specialise in fresh seafood, particularly oysters, which sell for £1 a pop during daily happy hour. With a vast menu including Thai-curried style mussels and truffle Orkney clams, Wright Brothers successfully combine sophistication and laid-back dining with soft leather banquettes and marble fittings.

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Part of D&D, Francesco Mazzei, known for Sartoria on Savile Row, has brought an essence of the Amalfi Coast to Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village. Decked out with olive trees and potted herbs, the restaurant boasts a large river view terrace with an open-plan dining area. With many Italian classics to dig into, the weekend brunch and selection of Aperitivo’s are also worth the visit.

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Brunswick House

A characterful oasis in the heart of Vauxhall gyratory, this Georgian building is the last remaining reminder of Vauxhalls ‘pleasure gardens’ days. The kitchen delivers modestly prices dishes in a dining room filled with a menagerie of antique toy cars, giant clocks and chandeliers. Locals also recommend the weekend brunch with an extensive wine list offering a wide variety for every pallet.

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Have we convinced you to rent in Nine Elms? Get in touch with our lettings team; we look forward to talking about your rental property requirements and show you some of our flats and apartments available to rent in and around Nine Elms, London SW8.

Thornes House

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