This Secret London Pier Boasts Picnic Spots and Gorgeous Views

Published . By Kay Field.

The Coaling Jetty Battersea | DesignMyNight

A top location for sunshine tinnies and alfresco lunches.

Thought you'd tried and tested all of London's outside spaces? Think again.

Meet The Coaling Jetty, a beautiful Thameside development boasting iconic views and a whole lot of history. Originally built in 1929, this Battersea Power Station dock has been lovingly rejuvenated and made into a multipurpose space, suited for everything from summertime get-togethers with mates to weekend pop-ups. It's also kitted out with cute boxes of wildflowers and fragrant herbs, adding a nice touch of greenery and harking back to its past as a botanical hotspot for lavender, asparagus and mint. 

As well as providing you with a picture-perfect picnic destination, this Grade II-listed wharf is situated right by a number of bars and restaurants which are taking the grunt work out of food prep. Our favourites have got to be plant-based eatery The Linnaean Cafe, sleek British bistro No 29 Power Station West and the fabulous Vagabond winery, all well worth a visit. What's more, the riverside garden also plays host to a range of seasonal events, including cinema screenings, food and drinks markets and daytime parties - so be sure to keep an eye out. 

For more summertime inspiration, check out our guide to the best bars in Battersea here.