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A Very Civilised Commute

A Very Civilised Commute

Last Updated: 03/11/2017 17:51:50    Tags: riverbus 

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People living in Battersea who need to commute into central London and the City can now take to the waves and catch the river bus into town from a brand new pier at Battersea Power Station.

The new Thames river bus service which began yesterday (Wednesday) means a 15 minute journey time from Battersea to the West End, 20 minutes to Blackfriars and just 40 minutes to Canary Wharf.

Operated by MBNA Thames Clippers, the river bus runs to and from the power station every 20 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak and at weekends.

The service provides an additional travel choice for residents and workers at Battersea Power Station as well as visitors to Circus West Village, the first completed phase of the power station’s regeneration and home to restaurants, bars, cafes and a new arts and events venue.

Over £1 million has been invested by Battersea Power Station to support this new river bus service.

The new route joins existing MBNA Thames Clippers services to and from Wandsworth’s riverside.  Daily services already run between Putney Bridge, Blackfriars and Canary Wharf and are proving increasingly popular with commuters, who can either use Oyster cards or a contactless bank card to pay their fares.

MBNA Thames Clippers has also invested significant sums in providing new boats on its routes.

Two large new state-of-the-art vessels were recently introduced on the Putney to Blackfriars route at a cost of £6.5m.  Each boat can each carry 150 passengers and are able to offer faster journeys to and from the city, as well as free wi-fi and an on-board snack and coffee shop

A new £2.8m river pier was recently opened at Plantation Wharf offering residents in this part of Battersea an alternative public transport service into central London and beyond.

For more information about London’s river bus services including fares, routes and timetables visit


Battersea Park Fireworks

Battersea Park Fireworks 2017 – Ignite the Night

Saturday 4 November, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Gates open at 6pm, pre-show entertainment, food stalls and bars from 6pm, bonfire lit at 7.30pm, fireworks 8pm. No entry after 8pm.

To purchase tickets, please visit:

Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair

Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair

We are sponsoring the Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair again this year and are looking forward to another fun day with great food and activities. We will have a stall at the fair serving complimentary drinks and members of our team will be on hand to answer any property related questions. We have also invited Christopher Young and Keith Martin of Gibson Young Solicitors and James Muncaster of Capricorn Financial Mortgage Brokers to join us to provide a broad scope of expertise in an informal setting. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Bolingbroke Academy, Bolingbroke Grove SW11 (entrance in Wakehurst Road) 12:00-3:00pm Entrance: £1.00 for adults and free for children.

Go electric in 2017?

Wandsworth Council is preparing to install up to 125 new electric car charging points, allowing more residents can now consider making the switch to zero-emission electric motoring. The installation programme will see 20 to 25 ‘charging stations’ created across the borough, each containing two to five individual charging points. Currently there are only a handful of public charging points in Wandsworth so this roll-out will bring electric motoring within reach for many more local households. The first 17 stations will be installed in the first quarter of 2017, providing around 50 charging points. The remainder will be installed later in the year. The new charging points will be part of the Source London network, which allows members to recharge their vehicles at hundreds of locations around the city.

New home for Royal Academy of Dance on its way in Battersea.

Last Updated: 21/01/2017 08:32:50    Tags: RAD 

An agreement between the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and property developers York Place Buildings has been reached to provide a brand new purpose built headquarters for this historic institution.
York Place Buildings has guaranteed a newly built state of the art home for the RAD in exchange for their current premises on Battersea Square.
The Battersea Square premises will be converted into 34 flats and 5 modern town houses designed by Assael Architects, and which has won Sunday Times British Homes Awards Housing Project of the Year.
The council has approved plans for the redevelopment of the Homebase warehouse and car park on York Road, making the RAD’s new home just a mile away from the original location. The project, designed by architects Patel Taylor, features seven studios, a flexible performance space with moveable seating, improved accessibility, modernised changing rooms and office space, two cafés and the opportunity to display the academy’s extensive archives in a new library.
There will also be more opportunity for the local community to hire space, watch or participate in dance activities and performances at the new building.  
Luke Rittner, Chief Executive of the RAD, said: "As a world leader in dance education and training, our new home needs to reflect that status in every way. I believe that this new building will be a world-class headquarters that will not only make our members, staff and partners proud, it will also help us to fulfil our mission in support of dance and dance education internationally."
Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “I am delighted that the Royal Academy of Dance will remain in Wandsworth. Their new headquarters will represent a major new attraction and we will be working closely with the Academy in the coming months to help more local people get involved with their work.