We know that test rides make a difference. And we want as many riders as possible to see how the VanMoof S3 & X3 can transform their cities. That’s why we’re boosting our brand store reach with an international network of pop-up test locations. In our new blog series, we’re zeroing in on our latest cities – and taking you on an insider-only ride with the local team.
Hey, my name is Alice and I started working at VanMoof’s London Battersea pop-up in August as a sales assistant. When I’m not there, you can usually find me in my art studio. I make sculptures and prints and have some large outdoor sculptures coming to London in October.
The VanMoof pop-up is located near Battersea Power station, under the bridge by the river. You can get to us by water taxi, take a train to Battersea Park station or get a bus from Vauxhall station. I really like this area – it’s near to the park and river and you see loads of dogs!
Battersea Power Station is a landmark of South London. It’s currently undergoing renovation, but there are still a lot of great places in Battersea Village that you can visit. I’d recommend going to Megan’s for a drink or light lunch. If you’re looking for something more substantial, I’d stop by Tapas Brindisa. There are loads of other things to do in the area, including a cinema, crazy golf, and plenty of bars to grab a drink. You can also enjoy the outdoor theatre, and check out a lot of other places to eat.
Right next to us is Battersea Park, a perfect place to test ride the VanMoof S3 & X3 without any traffic. You’ll get some great views of the River Thames as you find yourself surrounded by nature and lakes. The lake is a great place to sit for a coffee picnic while you enjoy all the greenery. I love getting lost in the park – the layout of the lake makes it feel like a small maze.
There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the scenery, I really like these grass sofas.