A locals' guide to London
"Beautiful nighttime views from Chelsea Harbour make you feel at the epicentre of the greatest global city..."Esther Harding
"The legendary Clapham Grand has almost become a rite of passage for Claphamites..."David Law
"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
Where do London locals go?
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
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
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
Submitted by Daisy
The Chelsea Ram
A charming pub with rustic interiors set in the middle of a quiet residential area. It serves fantastic food and has seating outside too.
Submitted by Felicity
There is no better pub on a Sunday for a boozy session! It has a huge outside area looking out over the banks of the Thames by Wandsworth Bridge.
Submitted by Luke
While you're having your locks groomed in this upmarket salon, there's an excellent coffee and takeaway menu available from Eight over Eight!
Submitted by Felicity
Flour to the People
Gorgeous local sourdough bakery that makes amazing coffees and fry ups - even homemade baked beans and perfect poached eggs!
Submitted by Hannah
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
M. Moen & Sons
An incredible butcher that's been in Clapham Old Town for years. There's always a queue out the door - pork pies, joints, game, the lot!
Submitted by Camillo
An amazing champagne bar in Parsons Green. It does great cocktails, champagne brands and food. The staff remember your name and it is the perfect place for a quiet drink with friends. Incredible acoustic live acts play every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Submitted by Annabelle
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
Tapas-style appetisers, game dishes and a rustic interior - an excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner with friends and family.
Submitted by Jamie
Hire a cricket pitch or get help from a tennis coach in the grounds of the grand Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Submitted by Clodagh
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"Numbering amongst Battersea's wealth of past and present celebrity residents are Bob Geldof, J.K. Rowling and Brian Cox."
Child-friendly activities near London
Battersea BabiesYork Gardens Children's Centre
Come and join this friendly baby group in a relaxing atmosphere where you will have the chance to meet other parents with babies receive advice. This is a Parent and Baby Group for 0 - 1 year olds and their parents or carers. This is a great opportunity to: meet other parents/carers, and have a chat with a health professional about your baby. Call for more details. Website
Baby Rhyme TimeBattersea Library
Baby Rhyme Time is a lively session of songs and rhymes with action for babies and toddlers and their carers. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-2 years old. Website
Dream F.C Skills SchoolSacred Heart School Battersea
The Skills School is about developing players of all abilities. Helping them better their technique and also skill set whilst also developing them better their motor skills in a safe and fun learning environment. £3 (casual);£5 Sibling Discount; £12 for 6 weeks; Website
Exploring PlaySomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Come and have fun exploring different ways of playing with your child and help your child become more sociably interactive with other children and adults. This session is for parents and children aged under 2 years. This is an opportunity for young children to enjoy growing in confidence and developing their skills in: movement crawling walking and handling objects, finding their voices and building on their language skills, and expanding their vocabulary using nursery rhymes and songs. for children aged under 2 years Website
York Gardens One O'clock Childrens' CentreYork Gardens Children's Centre
Daily ""stay and play"" sessions for children aged 5 and under with their parent or carer. Various activities take place at the centre painting, snad and water play and many creative activities. the centre also has links with health services. There is a named link with a health visitor and Speech and language therapist. Please contact centre for further information. Website
Tin Pan Annie MusicSt Barnabas' Church
Designed to stimulate, educate and get the maximum benefit from live music whilst having a great time, Tin Pan Annie music is the leading provider of quality live music classes for children in South London, with hundreds of children attending our weekly half-hour classes in various venues. We are highly regarded and valued by local nurseries and preparatory schools where we also provide classes Block rates are £8.50 per class £12 for two siblings over six months old lf you can't commit to a regular weekly slot, our ad-hoc class rate is £10 per class £14 for two siblings Website
Stay and Play (under 1s)Chesterton Primary School and Centre for Children and Families
This is a Stay and Play drop-in session for parents/carers and their children to play together as well as an opportunity to meet new people. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-1 years. Benefits of taking part in the session include: increased understanding of your baby opportunities to meet new people and make friends special time with your baby Please just drop in there is no need to book. Website
Do you live in London, or have you lived in London recently?
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Clapham Junction
- Imperial Wharf
- Wandsworth Common
- Nine Elms
- Clapham North
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