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"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do London locals go?

The Woodman

A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.

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 Northcote

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

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.


A cool underground Mediterranean restaurant, bar and club.

The Latchmere

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

The Ship

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.


While you're having your locks groomed in this upmarket salon, there's an excellent coffee and takeaway menu available from Eight over Eight!

Flour to the People

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

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.

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!

Amuse Bouche

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.

Battersea Arts Centre

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


Tapas-style appetisers, game dishes and a rustic interior - an excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner with friends and family.

Burton Court

Hire a cricket pitch or get help from a tennis coach in the grounds of the grand Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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Battersea Babies

York 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 Time

Battersea 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 School

Sacred 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 Play

Somerset 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' Centre

York 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 Music

St 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
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