London Area Guides
Battersea Area Guide
Our area guide to Battersea gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW8, SW11
Battersea has grown in popularity over the last 20 years because of the combination of good housing and large open spaces
Property Types & Architecture
Something to suit everyone. Some new riverside apartment blocks. Mansion flats by Battersea Park and many Victorian terraces popular with families. There are also several council estates.
Shopping & Entertainment
There is a very attractive shopping area around Northcote Road, but the main area is the junction of Lavender Hill and St Johns Road where Arding & Hobbs department store is located.
Very god selection of restaurants and bars along with a theatre at the old Battersea Town Hall. There is also Battersea Arts Centre.
Parks & Commons
A lovely green area with Battersea Park which runs alongside the River Thames and nearby Wandsworth Common
Who lives here?
Mainly occupied by middle class families, professional couples and working class people.
Guide to Battersea transport links
Vauxhall (Zone 1, Zone 2)
Battersea Local Authorities
Battersea is is represented by Lambeth Council, Wandsworth Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Battersea Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Battersea area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Battersea & Exam Results
Schools in Battersea fall under the Lambeth Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Battersea by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Battersea
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