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Vauxhall is rarely discussed as an area to live south of the Thames, but with the arrival of the new American Embassy to the area, modern housing developments are springing up all over the place paired with the excellent transport connections, it's now time that we start paying attention to Vauxhall.
The location, for one, is hard to beat – close to the River Thames, opposite the Tate Britain and within walking distance of Waterloo; it’s certainly in the busy, urban heart of London. Residents of Vauxhall are largely young professionals and students taking advantage of the easy commute, riverside location and lively nightlife.
Vauxhall has superb transport links across London; Vauxhall is on the Victoria Line and has National Rail transport links to Waterloo, Clapham Junction and further afield destinations on the South Coast. Vauxhall is also served by a very well connected bus station with various different routes across London.
The History of Vauxhall
Up until the late 20th century Vauxhall was predominately manual workers’ homes and business premises for the London and South Western railway development and the former water supply works. During World War II, Vauxhall sustained severe bomb damage due to its proximity to the River Thames and the area’s industrial sites. This has since paved way for major redevelopment conversions into residential property.
Living in Vauxhall
Today, Vauxhall is part of London’s biggest regeneration project on the South Bank of the River Thames at Battersea and Nine Elms. Over the next four years the landscape around Vauxhall will change with building of over 3,500 new homes bringing numerous new jobs to the area. The effects of the regeneration are already being felt across the Vauxhall area, with the number of quality restaurants and bars in the vicinity increasing. The likes of independent restaurants such as Brunswick House Café and Counter Vauxhall Arches are proving extremely popular with locals.