Why we love Nine Elms

Why we love Nine Elms

Why we love Nine Elms

Located in Zone 2 on the South Bank of the river Thames, Nine Elms encompasses 195 hectares of land between the areas Battersea and Vauxhall. Once deemed an industrial area, Nine Elms is now lined with trendy apartment blocks, business offices, shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.


Nine Elms was named in 1645 from a row of Elm trees which bordered the road. The area was described as “a low swampy district occasionally overflowed by the Thames”. The area soon attracted industries as a dock for wood and timber companies and started to become industrialised.
In 1838 the Southampton and London Railway Company opened its first London terminus at Nine Elms. The line was then extended to Waterloo in 1848, resulting in the Nine Elms terminus closing but becoming a site for a large railway yard. This was later damaged during World War II and replaced by the Nine Elms New Covent Garden Market. Gasworks were established in 1853, later becoming the site of the iconic Battersea Power Station.
Today, Nine Elms is on the fast-track to becoming the new London resident and business district. With views of the Thames and the chimneys of the iconic Battersea Power Station, the regeneration of the area is the largest of its kind in central London. Spanning from Lambeth Bridge to Chelsea Bridge, the area is walking distance to central London locations including Westminster and Chelsea.
Nine Elms is a prime location attracting investment, resulting in the transformation of this area into a riverside community. It offers its residents quick commutes into central London, modern apartments and homes, business and leisure facilities, an array of cafes and restaurants and open spaced parks.


Enjoy your time outside at the Nine Elms Riverside Gardens, or enjoy all Battersea Park has to offer local residents and Londoners. Opened in 1858, Battersea Park is a 200-acre green space situated on the south bank of the River Thames, opposite Chelsea. The park offers views of the Thames, a boat lake, an art gallery (Pump House Gallery) and a children’s zoo. Adults enjoy picnicking and soaking up the sun in summer, roller bladders and runners enjoy the parks open space for their morning exercise and children experience lemurs, meerkats and pygmy goats at the zoo.

Battersea Park

New Covent Garden Market is the largest wholesale fruit, vegetable, and flower market in the UK and is home to 200 fruit, vegetable, and flower companies. They supply “London’s best restaurants, cafés, schools, hospitals, florists and retail markets” with different flowers and produce. A new open-air market, ‘The Food Quarter’, will open as part of the Nine Elms redevelopment of New Covent Garden Market.

‘Nine Elms has become a prime location. The area is becoming more built up and becoming a popular location within the city. Great things are planned for this area and its residents.’ Mike, hair stylist at Live True London Vauxhall hair salon

New Covent Garden Market

If you are a foodie and enjoy a good meal and drink, The Nine Elms Tavern is a modern English pub on the Thames. Enjoy a menu of British food and drink and take advantage of the large outdoor terrace and river views on sunny days!

‘We love to take a walk down to Nine Elms to The Nine Elms Tavern. In summer, we enjoy the relaxed atmosphere on the terrace and enjoy their great selection of drinks.’ Paula, hair stylist at Live True London Vauxhall hair salon

You can enjoy something different by visiting the Battersea Barge, a floating venue for musical, comedy and cabaret entertainment.

The Nine Elms Tavern


Situated down the street from Nine Elms, Live True London Vauxhall hair and beauty salon can be found within the St. George’s Wharf development, opposite Vauxhall Station.
Live True London Vauxhall is a full service, friendly and family run hairdressers and beauty salon for women and men.
Offering a range of top hair stylists, colour experts, beauty therapists and nail technicians, we can cater at all of your hair and beauty needs in an indulgent and relaxed environment.
Sit back and let us pamper you with your next haircut or hair colour. Offering a full menu of hair colouring services, enjoy a striking ombre, a natural looking balayage, the latest bright vivid hair colour or a pastel shade, or simply just touch up your roots. Gent’s, we offer the latest men’s hair colouring and grey blending, as well as a slick cut and finish. Whether it is a trim or a whole new look, have a stylist cut your hair and create healthier looking and feeling locks.
Enjoy our range of beauty salon services. From nails and waxing to facials, threading and eyelash and eyebrow tinting, have our beauty professionals pamper you with our range of treatments using only the very best products.
Offering excellent customer service, visit Live True London Vauxhall hair and beauty salon for all your hair and beauty needs.
Be more you and come visit us at LIVE TRUE!

Live True London Vauxhall hair and beauty salon

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