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.
- 4.5 miles or 20 Minutes Drive.
Westfield London Shopping Centre Shepherds Bush
- 0.5 miles
north of Clapham Junction
- 17 minutes
drive to Marble Arch
- 12 12 minutes
drive to Harrods
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, ‘with views of across the river towards Chelsea. Sit and enjoy a drink whilst watching the gentle pace of the boats or make the short journey to Sloane Square for that special shopping experience. Take the free shuttle to nearby Clapham Junction from where Earls Court or Victoria are just two stops or to Clapham Common on the Northern Line from where you can reach Bank, Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Euston, Kings Cross or the Barbican within minutes and without changing lines.
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From Kings Cross or Euston take the Northern Line to Clapham Common, telephone ahead to arrange free shuttle to hotel or head for Clapham Junction (mainline and London Overground) and take the shuttle to the hotel.
Clapham Junction station links directly to London Victoria (7mins), Kensington (Olympia) (10mins), London Waterloo (7mins), and Wimbledon (10mins). Gatwick Airport to the south can be reached in as little as 24 mins.
Reach us by Car
From north of the River, take Battersea Bridge south and turn right almost immediately (80m) into Battersea Church Rd. Follow this road through Battersea Square and after passing under the railway bridge, you will see Rafayel on your right. Drive up to the reception area. From the south (A3,A23,A24) head towards Wandsworth Bridge but take York Road (A3205) at the roundabout which runs east to Lombard Road which is on the left by a car dealership. Rafayel is then on your left.
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 be able to provide secure on-site parking for just £15 per day and fortunately we are outside of the Congestion Charge Zone.
Best located for your corporate conferencing needs or a shopping spree!
Rafayel is placed perfectly for both your corporate and leisure needs, like the Earls Court or Olympia Exhibition & Conference Centres, the banking heart in the City, or to The Westfield Shopping Centre…
Be it the bus or the train, transport connections to your desired destinations are easy and value oriented, especially with our complimentary shuttle service to and from Clapham Junction and Clapham Common.
To The Earls Court Exhibition, Events and Conference Centre
Use our complimentary shuttle service or take Bus 170 at the stop outside the hotel to Clapham Junctionand take the train from Platform 1which runs every 15 Minutes. Get off the train at ‘West Brompton’ (2nd station) and walk across the road to the Exhibition, Event & Conference Centre. Total journey time will be approximately 20 – 25 minutes.
To The Olympia Exhibition, Events and Conference Centre
Use our complimentary shuttle service or take Bus 170 at the stop outside the hotel to Clapham Junction and take the train from Platform 1which runs every 15 Minutes. Get off the train at ‘Kensington Olympia’ (3rd station) and walk across the road to the Exhibition, Event & Conference Centre. Total journey time will be approximately 25 – 30 minutes.
To The Westfield Shopping Centre Shepherds Bush
Same as above but get off the train at ‘Shepherds Bush’ (4th Station) and walk directly in to the mall. Total journey time will be approximately 4.5 Miles or 20 Minutes Drive.
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!