Located at 34 Lombard Road, Battersea, on the south bank of the River Thames, adjacent to the London Heliport, the hotel may have a tranquil waterside location, but you don’t have to go far to experience bustling city life and urban amenities. Battersea Park, with its contemporary gallery, is just a short walk along the riverside, and nearby Battersea Rise and Battersea Square boasts a broad variety of eateries, cafés, markets and shops.
Rafayel is proud of its spot in Battersea, the so-called “weak link,” which it arguably is not! It is a little-known secret but the tube, Clapham Common, is only 7-8 minutes away through our free shuttle service*.
You can then take a direct connection to Leicester Square, Charing Cross, and Tottenham Court Road where you can get the central line to Bond Street, Bank, Moorgate or Barbican!
Access tube map here:
Bus route :
Bus #170 leaves from the bus stop in front of the hotel to Victoria and Lower Sloane Street. The journey takes an average of 14 – 18 minutes depending on the traffic flow.
#170 leaves from the bus stop obliquely opposite the hotel to Clapham Junction Station where you can access the London Overground Train service to stops around the city and London Gatwick Airport. If you are travelling to Heathrow Airport, you can take Bus #C3 from York Road to Earls Court Tube Station. You can then take an Eastbound Piccadilly Line tube directly to any Heathrow Airport terminal.
If you are visiting London to attend fairs and exhibitions, Clapham Junction, the closest rail station to the Hotel (3mins by car or 12mins by foot), takes you directly to Earl’s Court or Kensington (Olympia) within 10 minutes. If you are here for tennis tournaments, 15 minutes is all it takes to get to Wimbledon directly. Clapham Junction provides a direct connection to Gatwick Airport, with Heathrow International Hounslow and two stops away.
Take Bus 170 if you want to go to Sloane Square, where Victoria is just 100 meters away. Our location provides ideal commutes and connectivity and our staff is ready to assist you with your itinerary in London. Or plan your journey with: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
And if you are travelling by car, the facilities offered cannot be compared to any other in London. At Rafayel, you can park your vehicle for a charge of just £15 a day on-site in a no-congestion zone!
Take a brisk refreshing 20-minute walk down the Thames to Bluebird Restaurant on King’s Road. Check the route here
Or the adventurous foodie can indulge his palate and walk down to any of the nearby cafes or restaurants and pick his choice of cuisine for the day!
By Tube: *A complimentary hotel drop off service is available to Clapham Common Underground Station (Northern Line), 8 minutes away, that delivers you into the heart of London Leicester Square (15 min), King’s Cross (20 min), Old Street (20 min), Charing Cross (10 min), or Tottenham Court Road (15 min), where you can hop on to the central line to go to Bond Street, Bank, Moorgate or Barbican.
By Rail: Clapham Junction station links directly to London Victoria (7mins), Kensington (Olympia) (10mins), London Waterloo (7mins), and Wimbledon (10mins). There is a complimentary hotel drop off service to Clapham Junction.
Reach us by Car: Take the Battersea bridge south towards Wandsworth until reaching Westbridge Road (B305) on the right. Follow Westbridge Road 400 metres to the traffic lights at Battersea Square. From here turn right onto Lombard road cross under the railway bridge and Rafayel is almost immediately on the right hand side.
Bus routes 170 takes you directly to Sloane Square/Victoria. C3 towards Earls Court/Clapham Junction. 295 towards Ladbroke Grove/Clapham. 44 towards Victoria/Tooting
We are pleased to provide an on-site Car Park which is outside the Congestion Charge Zone.
*We also offer pickup service subject to availability. Please contact the front desk prior to your arrival to make arrangements.