Battersea is on the south side of the Thames. Battersea Park is buzzing with things to do including a zoo, mini golf, go ape, tennis, hockey, the affordable arts fair, summer fetes and ice skating in the winter. It is also a popular place to go for a run or weekend walk and has a great firework display. Battersea is the home of the Northcote Pub and Battersea Barge which is good for parties. There are two leisure centres and the Northcote Road Market every Saturday.