What’s On in Battersea this Summer?

by | Apr 16, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Battersea Power Station and the Circus West Village draw a vibrant crowd every weekend, but across this part of London there are many summer activities for all the family, and to celebrate the long evenings.  From festivals and live music to pubs and cinemas, there are plenty of places to check out in Battersea over the summer months. Here are 10 to get on your radar.  If you are visiting from another part of London, there’s a lot in the mix to enjoy in this newly developed part of town.  Morag Myerscough’s mural Power welcomes visitors to the area with her signature bold urban enthusiasm.  Without a doubt, Battersea will be alive and kicking all through the summer.

Contents

1. Ealing
2. Richmond
3. Hackney
4. Southwark
5. Recycling across London boroughs
6. Moving to an environmentally friendly borough
7. Green Man and Van – sustainable removal and storage services in London

Summer In..

For five different summer weekends, Battersea is lit up with great activities for all ages. Spread across Battersea Park, Furzedown Park, and Shillington Park, there is a wide range of excitement culminating in the Wimbledon Final screening in Battersea Park. In June there will be live music at the bandstand, as well as circus and acrobatic workshops. July hosts Sports and Movement Week, the Armed Forces Day, and the beloved Battersea Dogs Show. Check out the Summer In.. schedule here to get the dates in your summer calendar.

Battersea Park in Concert

Proms in the Park, A Night at the Musicals, and Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra are the triple whammy for August Bank Holiday weekend in Battersea Park.  The London African Gospel Choir will be reimagining Paul Simon’s Graceland on Sunday as part of the Jazz day. Check out the programme to get your tickets in advance, for this legendary summer experience where you truly can picnic in the park in style and majesty.  The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, classic songs from all the best musicals and the best of London Jazz, are set to light up the park as summer fades, with a magical firework display to close the Proms.

Turbine Theatre – Battersea Power Station

In the Circus West Village, the Turbine Theatre is a new powerhouse of contemporary theatre. Presented by Bill Kenwright and led by Paul Taylor-Mills, the theatre is dedicated to enlivening the Battersea community, with a next-level daytime public space and cutting-edge theatre at night.  May will showcase Closer to Heaven by Jonathon Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, a new rendition of this adored club musical that hearkens back to Heaven, another iconic London hotspot.

Summer Cinema in Battersea

We know that sometimes, only sometimes, the weather in the summer isn’t quite what you would imagine. To escape the grey skies, should they come, there is always the luxurious The Cinema in the Power Station to escape into.  However, should you be looking for a more boutique iconic cinema, The Cinema in the Arches is the one for you. It’s the HQ for all film buffs, with state-of-the-art cinema, Dolby surround sound, creative cocktails and craft beer, plus homemade sweets.

The Magic Garden Battersea

Heralded as a festival in a pub, the Magic Garden in Battersea is a hidden gem. A contrast to the new developments of the Power Station, the Magic Garden brings Somerset vibes into SW London. For some respite from the city, delicious food and drinks, and eclectic live music, the Magic Garden is your gateway to world music and experimental creative cuisine. Summer is always the best time for festivals, so head to the Magic Garden to unwind and venture down the rabbit hole.

Lift 109

It may not be the Willy Wonka chocolate factory, but taking the glass elevator up the chimney of the Battersea Power Station is the stuff epic photos are made of. This multimedia experience showcases the history of the iconic building before revealing the stunning city panorama at 109 metres high.  Open from 10- 8 pm, you can catch the sun setting on the metropolis next to the glittering Thames. A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is £54.60, under 15 is £12.60, and for ages 15 and over a ticket costs £17.Book the sunset slots in advance for memorable summer city photos.  For other glassy feats of engineering, you can view the world’s first “floating” swimming pool at Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, but only from below.

JOIA Rooftop

The JOIA Rooftop at Battersea Power Station will be open from April until September 30th on Saturdays and Sundays.  Opening times are from 9am-6pm with food available to order from noon. Michelin-starred chef Henrique Sá Pessoa prepares signature small plates while the stunning cocktail and wine menu warms up the al fresco terrace with Portugese vibes—a perfect location for a London sunset and a memorable get-together.

Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week of Wandsworth will take place the week of the 8th – 16th June.  A week of community action to raise climate awareness and celebrate community hubs. In 2024 the theme will be skill swaps, in local allotments or wildlife reserves. Clothes and book swaps will also be popping up all over the area in a push to bring people together and take action for a sustainable future.  Locals are invited to host events and bring something to the area, and everyone is welcome to get involved.  Connect to the Great Big Green Week network for all the grassroots events that are growing in Battersea and Wandsworth.

Battersea Dogs Home Renuion Day

In September, Battersea Park is set aside for the famous Battersea Dogs Home to raise money for the legendary charity that cares for abandoned cats and dogs. Dog classes and trick displays set the scene as well as stalls with food, snacks, and other animal-themed delights.  It’s not only for ex – Battersea dogs, it’s a chance for all furry friends  and their owners to get together and celebrate the excellent work done to rehome cats and dogs in this area.

Battersea Park Zoo

Another of Battersea’s triumphs for the animal kingdom is the Children’s Zoo, set on the scenic South Bank.  A summer’s day is the perfect place to explore this mecca of wildlife and animal excitement.  With an exceptional adventure playground with super creative zones, it’s more than a traditional zoo.  Feeding times and keeper talks are all part of the schedule, so there is a lot to learn, as well as picnic tables and seating areas for all the family.  If you have a child with a summer birthday, there is also the opportunity to have a memorable birthday party there, for those urban exotic animal lovers.

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