Between the Commons
Rows of delightful period properties and outstanding schools
"Northcote Road, Battersea is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, pick up fresh groceries or go for a drink after work."William Campbell
"It's fun to watch the ducks swim across the ponds at Wandsworth Common."Rupert Greig
"Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out."Jon Woods
Where do Between the Commons locals go?
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.
Submitted by Tania
A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.
Submitted by David
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.
Submitted by Daisy
The Breakfast Club
This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...
Submitted by James
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
Submitted by Daisy
This bar serves drink and food throughout the day, but by night it becomes one of the most popular music venues in Clapham. There's DJs and dancing in the garden until the early hours.
Submitted by Alex
A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!
Submitted by Giorgio
Battersea Arts Centre
Whether you're into theatre, comedy or the fantastic annual ale festival, Battersea Arts Centre always has something interesting on.
Submitted by Victoria
Always great modern European food at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion.
Submitted by Mami
Free Fitness Clapham
For just £40 per month, you can take advantage of 6 classes a week, which include a running club, martial arts and Insanity workouts. You can also hire personal trainers for 1 on 1 sessions.
Submitted by Lisa
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.
Submitted by Iris
Balham Bowls Club
The heartbeat of Balham's nightlife, this vibrant pub is open until 1am Friday and Saturday and also serves food from the bar and dining area.
Submitted by James
A cafe selling delicious coffee, cakes, bread and healthy juices ready to go.
Submitted by Daisy
Hot Power Yoga
Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.
Submitted by Lisa
Why do you find Between the Commons a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"Underneath each of Clapham's three Underground stations, Clapham South, Common and North are deep-level air raid shelters built during the Second World War."
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Child-friendly activities near Between the Commons
Catch Little StarsFybre 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
Let's Act JuniorsSt luke's church & community Hall
The classes are designed to train children to a professional level in drama. The classes enhance communication and confidence, unlock creativity and improve articulation. Website
NCT Walks on the CommonsMeet 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
Try Time Kids RugbyWandsworth Common
The Wandsworth coaching team are experienced and passionate. Lead by a a great mixture of rugby and youth experience, they put together sessions that are great fun and really developmental..... and make kids want to come back week after week. There are 3 age groups that we run at every venue: Rascals - Our Rascals group is the youngest age group and ranges from 2 years old to 3.5 years old. This groups concentrates on motor skills and understanding instruction. Scoundrels - Our middle group is aged between 3.5 years to 5 years old. At this age group we focus on continued motor skills improvement, more complicated instruction and real rugby focused games. Scrummers - Our oldest group is for children aged 5 to 7 years old. In this group we play rugby focused games, including tag based games and really hone skills and attitudes Saturday Session Times Rascals - 10am-11am Scoundrels - 10am-11am and 11.15am-12.15pm Scrummers - 11.15am-12.15pm Website
Fancy FootworkSt. Luke's Community Hall
This service runs a dance programme offering movement to music ballet jazz modern musical theatre and tap classes. Children and young people from 2 to 17 years old can join these classes. This service aims to: impart the joy of dance to children and young people, give children and young people an appreciation of the art of dance, provide a positive and fun atmosphere, and get children and young people ready to take Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) exams if they want to. Classes are held at a range of venues and times. You need to book for all classes. You have to bring suitable clothing and footwear to classes. Please contact Fancy Footwork for more information. Website
St Michaels Carer and Toddler GroupSt Michaels Church
Sasha and Carolyn are now running a new Sunday Morning Service 'Buggies and Bibles' (A children's activity service). 0-5 year olds are welcome to join the Group (with Mum, Dad and/or Carer) from 9.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. the second Sunday of every month. Website
Tin Pan Annie MusicSt Lukes Church hall
Fabulous fun real music classes accompanied by guitar, packed full of action songs, rhymes, puppets, stories, percussion and bubbles. Written by child music education expert, designed to educate, stimulate, boost confidence and encourage social skills. Our well-loved team of Tin Pan teachers are all talented musicians with that special sparkle to engage children on a journey of imagination with the loveable Tin Pan Annie ragdoll in our innovative themed classes. Website
About Between the Commons
'Between the Commons' is a popular residential area in south London, between Wandsworth and Clapham Commons. It is bounded to the north by Battersea Rise and to the south by Nightingale Lane. It can also be referred to locally as 'Nappy Valley' due to the high numbers of young families living there.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Wandsworth Common
- Clapham Junction
- Clapham North
- Imperial Wharf
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