Nine Elms Area

Nine Elms Area

Nine Elms, within South West London and bound by the borough of Wandsworth, is an area located between Battersea to the west and Vauxhall to the east.

Initially a predominantly industrial area, the neighborhood has gradually evolved into a residential and commercial one. New Covent Garden Market, various railway lines, and Battersea Power Station dominate this area. Battersea Dog and Cat Home is also nearby.


From the 1200s onwards, a path probably connected York House to Vauxhall, though Nine Elms Lane was probably named after the row of elm trees on each side of the road. In 1836 London and Southampton Railway created the effect of a Dutch environment with osier beds, pollards, windmills and the River Thames.

Nine Elms railway station was built as the first London station to be operated by the London and South Western Railway, which was renamed from London & Southampton Railway on 21 May 1838. In this neo-classical building, Sir William Tite designed the dome. The Vauxhall and London Bridge stations were linked to the Thames by steamboats. The Railway closed in 1848 when a new terminus was built at Waterloo through the Nine Elms to Waterloo Viaduct.

The station ceased to exist in 1905, when the LSWR relocated its locomotive works to Eastleigh. Until 1909, the LSWR relocated its carriage and wagon workshops adjacent to the new main line, north of the new main line. One of the biggest locomotive depots belonged to the company on the south side of the main line. After World War II, bombing destroyed the buildings, which were closed in 1967. A market was opened in Covent Garden in its place in 1968 after the collapse of the buildings.


Earlier this year, the U.S. They announced in October 2008 that Embassy in London would move from Grosvenor Square down to the area in Kensington in the coming months. It was completed in December 2017 and has been operational since January 2018. As well, the Embassy of the Netherlands in London, which is currently located in Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, has announced that it will be relocating the Embassy to the area in April 2013. In addition, rumor has it that the Chinese Embassy will be moving to the area.

Wandsworth Council approved the plans of the Ballymore Group for the 15-acre development on 16 February 2012. The Embassy Gardens project will provide up to 1,982 new homes, with stores, restaurants, hotels, a health clinic, play areas for children and sports fields. In 2014, Lazard and CBRE Group were engaged by Ballymore to develop Embassy Gardens for approximately €2.5 billion.

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