Friday 15th September 2023

Evolution London: Our Neighbourhood

Explore the unique charm of Evolution London's neighbourhood, from trendy eateries to a children's zoo, and discover all that Battersea has to offer.

Our Neighbourhood

Evolution London is located in the vibrant Battersea area, which has recently undergone significant redevelopment. Nestled within the picturesque, 200-acre Battersea Park, our venue benefits from dynamic surroundings and the local hive of activity around us. Read on to explore all that there is to see and do in the bustling neighbourhood of Battersea.


Pear Tree Café, Battersea Park

Pear Tree Cafe

Located next to the boating lake in Battersea Park is the warm and welcoming Pear Tree Cafe. Open from dawn till dusk every day, the cafe offers a selection of carefully crafted cafe-style dishes, focusing on seasonality and freshness in every dish. If you’re looking to indulge in a casual brunch or enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend, the Pear Tree Cafe has the perfect cosy atmosphere to do so. From April to September, the cafe offers live music on the terrace. You can soak up this experience whilst devouring a delicious sourdough pizza – the perfect addition to your summer evenings!

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Battersea Park Boating Lake

Battersea Boating Lake

If you’re down at the Pear Tree Cafe or just fancy doing something different, you can try your hand at rowing or pedalling on the park’s boating lake. Open in July and August, you can choose between half an hour, or an hour and it is a cheap, wholesome and fun activity for all ages.

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Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Adjacent to Evolution London is the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo. Described as ‘the most loveable attraction in London’, the zoo is the perfect place for a family day out, providing an immersive experience for all. With high importance placed on conservation, you can see a diverse array of over 100 wildlife, from monkeys and meerkats to all of your favourite farm animals. Broaden your knowledge by attending zoo keeper talks, or keep an eye out for their interactive events, which run throughout the year.

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Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station

Last year, the famous Battersea Power Station, a Grade II listed landmark, reopened after 40 years of closure. The revitalized space now features a variety of shops, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues catering to diverse tastes. The regenerated Power Station is also home to Apple’s newest headquarters, accommodating 3,000 staff in the six-storey space. For a unique experience, venture up the iconic chimneys with ‘Lift 109’ to enjoy impressive 360-degree views of the Capital. The development also boasts an annual events program, ensuring something for all ages and interests.

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Arcade Food Hall Battersea

Arcade Food Hall & Bar

For food-lovers, the Arcade Food Hall and Bar is an absolute must-do in Battersea. Spanning 24,000 square feet and offering a contemporary dining experience, this venue encompasses a 500-cover food hall, two bars, three restaurants and a private dining room. Visitors can experience 13 different global cuisines, from Thai to Nepali to American or enjoy a tipple in one of the cocktail bars.

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Glide Ice Rink Battersea

Christmas in Battersea

Whatever time of the year it may be, there is always plenty to do in Battersea, but at Christmas, the neighbourhood really comes to life. The area is adorned with festive installations and pop-ups, including craft workshops and Christmas markets. A standout highlight is the ‘Glide’ Ice Rink, sponsored by Jo Malone, offering a captivating experience as you spin around three interconnecting rinks with breathtaking views of the river and the magnificent decorations. When you’ve had enough of the ice, you can explore the selection of retro fairground rides and soak up the live entertainment, which adds an extra layer of magic to the festivities.

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