Loving the London Lifestyle at Battersea Place
Some may assume that retirees simply wish for a quiet life, but many choose London as a place to retire as the urban lifestyle encourages them to be more active. Retirees in more rural areas need a car to get around, whereas those in London are more likely to be on their feet and using public transport. In a bustling city like London, a short underground journey, will take you to visit friends and family in no time at all. Leading retirement communities, such as Battersea Place – the first luxury retirement community in London – also offer electric cars for residents to use (combining convenience and cost saving with sustainability). Some residents have also been known to enjoy the treat of using of one of the Battersea Place chauffeur-driven cars to arrive in style at one of the West-End’s theatres.
While it’s assumed that retirees are seeking a quiet and relaxing lifestyle, many love London for what it is. Kathleen Rawes, a resident at Battersea Place echoes this sentiment, saying, “Others may prefer to retire to the countryside, but I knew it was not for me – I was craving a taste of city living. For many years, I lived in London, and after a stint away, I longed to be back in the capital, at the heart of it all.” Battersea Place is operated by award-winning and internationally renowned retirement community operator, LifeCare Residences who provide vibrant places to live offering a full-spectrum of five-star amenities and services. The team at Battersea Place receives many enquiries from retirees from outside of London considering retirement in the capital – some want to be closer to their children, but others are keen to enjoy the lifestyle that a retirement in London offers. Kathleen Rawes moved into a spacious one-bedroom apartment at Battersea Place where she says she has “plenty of room for all my things. Adding to the spacious feel of the place, the windows offer great views of London’s ever changing-skyscape.” Battersea Place opened its doors in 2016 and has since been home to many a London-loving retiree. Situated next door to London’s beautiful Battersea Park, Battersea Place comprises an exclusive collection of one, two and three-bedroom finely appointed apartments and penthouses and is ideally placed for easy access to many of London’s attractions.
Despite being situated in the heart of London, residents at Battersea Place are able to simply step over the road to enjoy the beauty and 200 acres of wide-open space of Battersea Park for a brisk walk or a gentle stroll in the lovely gardens or a spot of tennis, boules, bowls or croquet.
The iconic River Thames is within walking distance, and residents need only stroll over London’s prettiest bridge, Albert Bridge, to enjoy the delights of Chelsea. The cultural and shopping attractions of Kensington and Knightsbridge are only a short drive away too. Resident Kathleen Rawes adds, “In search of my new home, I started researching retirement villages and weighing up the options. Initially I was disheartened by the lack of options for the over 70s in city centre locations. When I discovered Battersea Place, I couldn’t believe my luck. As well as its central London location, I was drawn to the admirable facilities on offer – especially the on-site restaurant, library and swimming pool.”