Judging by recent press articles, Battersea is the place to be. The latest article on chic battersea appeared in today's CITY AM, an influential paper widely available in London, but which is particularly directed towards London's powerful financial sector in the City.
To quote from part of the article:
"Ipsus03 is part of a change that is taking place in Battersea. There are spectacular contemporary developments such as Lord Foster’s sensuous Albion Riverside. Other developments are springing up, too, including one in the old power station, which is expected to bring a new Tube station to the area. A trendy new design hotel, the Rafayel, is due to open soon.
And why not? Battersea is a rather stunning place to live. As a residential area, it has probably been best known for the splendid Victoria mansion blocks that encircle Battersea Park, and the knots of quiet, terraced streets from the same era that spread across the surrounding area.
The location is terrific – turn right out of your front door and you’ll be at delightful Battersea Park; turn left and in the same amount of time you’re at Clapham Junction, with trains to Waterloo and Victoria. Then there are the shops and restaurants of Battersea Park Road, particularly good for little food delis, vintage furniture boutiques and quality gastropubs such as the Duke of Cambridge, Ipsus03’s local. A 10-minute stroll over Battersea Bridge brings you to the shopping paradise of the King’s Road."
The article may be read here