Nine Elms Area Guide

Nine Elms is situated on the south bank of the river Thames, has undergone a huge regeneration project and is now offering many new homes, business and leisure facilities. Buying property in Nine Elms offers a unique investment opportunity in London’s most important regeneration project in decades.

The Location

Nine Elms is one of central London’s most exciting new neighbourhoods, situated on the south bank of the river Thames, just across the river and to the west of Chelsea, with the Palace of Westminster located just to the north. Nine Elms encompasses 195 hectares of land between Battersea and Vauxhall, and is already home to a variety of new homes, businesses and leisure areas.

The History of Nine Elms 

Nine Elms was first named in 1645 from a row of elms trees which bordered the road. In 1838 when Nine Elms railway station opened, the area was described as "a low swampy district occasionally overflowed by the Thames”. The station later became redundant when the line was extended to Waterloo and the site was then used for railway wagon and cabin works, these buildings were later damaged in World War II and as a result all closed. In 1853 Glassworks were built on the site, later Battersea Power Station was established here.

Transport links:

Tube Stations:

  • Vauxhall
  • Stockwell
  • Nine Elms (2020)

Train Stations:

  • Battersea Park 
  • Queenstown Road