Local Information / Interest

History

Vauxhall motors formed here before moving to Luton.

Battersea power station was built during the 1930s and the 1950s because it’s actually two power station. Culturally, very important because of its brick-built character and its appearances in many iconic artworks such as Pink Floyd’s album cover and appearances in the film Help!, a Judas Priest video and a cameo in a Take That video.

After many false starts, since September 2012 it’s finally begun to look as though redevelopment is happening. The US embassy is moving to the area. The Northern Line underground link looks increasingly likely to happen. New residences have completed and units have been sold.

I won’t try to compete with Wikipedia however; I direct you to here and here.

Nine Elms from Battersea Park

Nine Elms area

Nine Elms or Nine-Elms?

Well it’s Nine Elms. But the search engines don’t pick up word pairings. Which is why we’ve taken the liberty of styling the area as Nine-Elms occasionally.