Positioned along the scenic south bank of the River Thames, Battersea exudes a distinctive charm that captivates both locals and visitors alike. Boasting an eclectic mix of architectural marvels, verdant parks, and a thriving arts scene, Battersea invites explorers to immerse themselves in its unique character. From the iconic Battersea Power Station that stands as a testament to industrial grandeur to the leafy expanses of Battersea Park, this neighbourhood unfolds a tapestry of experiences for those seeking a perfect blend of urban energy and tranquil escapes. Here are our favourite 5-star and luxury hotels to stay at in the area.
art’otel London Battersea Power Station
The first art’otel in the capital officially entered London’s hospitality landscape in February 2023. Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon is behind the interiors, which take inspiration from the Power Station, while Foster + Partners and Electric Boulevard were responsible for the architecture. The hotel is in Battersea Roof Gardens, part of a whole new district, served by a recently opened tube station. It includes the TOZI Grand Cafe, JOIA, the 15th-floor restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, a spa, a rooftop bar with an infinity pool and 164 arty bedrooms.