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Battersea and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Battersea and surrounding areas

"The legendary Clapham Grand has almost become a rite of passage for Claphamites..."

David Law

"Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out."

Jon Woods

"Clapham Junction is the busiest station in Britain measured by the number of trains passing through there every day."

Stephanie Kele

What is your favourite place?

Where do Battersea and surrounding areas locals go?

The Latchmere

A lovely pub in Battersea with a great garden at the back!

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

The Breakfast Club

This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...

Be At One

Super tasty cocktails and a fantastic happy hour, where all cocktails are 2-4-1. The staff are so friendly and there's a good vibe here on a Friday and Saturday night.

Flour to the People

Gorgeous local sourdough bakery that makes amazing coffees and fry ups - even homemade baked beans and perfect poached eggs!

Wandsworth Common

One of the best places south of the Thames to walk your dog on a Sunday morning. There is also a fantastic coffee shop inside the park where you can meet friends and catch up on the week.

Battersea Arts Centre

Whether you're into theatre, comedy or the fantastic annual ale festival, Battersea Arts Centre always has something interesting on.

The Northcote

This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.


The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

Clapham Picturehouse

Super comfy chairs that tilt backwards for extra comfort, careful you don't fall asleep though. Restaurant/café/bar inside and out.

Chez Bruce

Always great modern European food at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion.


Nardulli makes the best ice cream! It is located opposite Clapham Common and there is always a queue outside in the summer. The mint choc chip is delicious!

Powder Keg Diplomacy

Always worth a visit for a drink or two. The cocktails are original, homemade and more a piece of art for all your senses. The in-house infused eucalyptus gin is wonderful stuff and the wine list has been composed with imagination and care.

The Prince Albert

Perfect for a post-park refreshment, this traditional pub opposite Battersea Park's Albert Gate has plenty of tables outside.

Clapham Common

A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!

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"Historically, Battersea was situated in Surrey, with the land used mainly for farming. Lavender - giving its name to Lavender Hill - asparagus and pig breeding were just some of its main agricultural outputs."

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Hartbeeps Class - Battersea

1 Church Row
At Hartbeeps we put your child at the heart of our magical, musical adventures. We offer original and super fun, developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes, as well as educational sessions, pregnancy classes, stay & play with baby discos, and fabulous children's parties. Website

Bolingbroke Stay and Play - Open Play Sessions

Bolingbroke Early Years Centre
Stay and Play sessions aim to help parents/carers learn how to include play in every day routines with their children. These sessions are for parents/carers and their children aged 0-8 years. At the sessions parents/carers will: meet other parents and carers, help their children explore their creativity, discuss child development, and create a learning journey of your childs achievements. There is no need to book just drop-in to the Bolingbroke Early Years Centre. Possible changes in school holidays. Please come dressed for messy play and outdoor play. Website

Jiggle Jive dance for under 5s

Battersea Arts Centre
The Jiggle Jive drop-in class is based in Clapham, London and is a creative, funky 45 minute dance class for 0 - 3yrs. Jiggle Jive uses lots of fun props and a wide variety of music including Motown, Pop and R&B to get everyone dancing. This class has a relaxed environment allowing children to explore movement, have fun and build confidence using their bodies. Website

Little Crafters

The Old School Club, Unit 141 Building B, Battersea Business Centre
Arts & Crafts classes where toddlers explore colour, shapes and texture. We will provide a new theme every week and will show them a new skill, with no pressure to make realistic projects. We will use different media such as paper, clay, paint, fabric and parents/carers are encouraged to support the children by letting them learn and discover their own creativity. Children must be accompanied. £7 per session Website

NCT Walks on the Commons

Meet outside Gail's
Desperate for a bit of fresh air? Enjoy a gossip? Join our Walks on the Commons group. We meet regularly at 3.15pm on a Wednesday afternoon for a walk around one of our wonderful Commons. Everybody is welcome Website

Catch Little Stars

Fybre Fitness Hub,
These dance and drama classes give children a chance be free and creative. The class introduces children to different stories and themes and encourage them to work together and on their own. Classes include creative dancing, poetry and songs, character voices and movement, storytelling and props. £50 for 5 sessions or £90 for 10. Website

Music First and Story Time

Chesterton Primary School Dagnall Street London
A session for parent/carers and children to have fun learning songs and stories from around the world. This session is for parent/carers and children up to 5 years. Families and children joining this activity will: have access to a range of multi-cultural instruments, have fun learning new words and phrases, meet other families with children under five years, and learn dance and actions to your favourite nursery songs. There is no need to book just drop-in. Website
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