A locals' guide to Shaftesbury Estate
"The legendary Clapham Grand has almost become a rite of passage for Claphamites..."David Law
"Clapham Junction is one of south west London's shopping and entertainment destinations."David Law
"Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out."Jon Woods
Where do Shaftesbury Estate locals go?
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
A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.
Submitted by David
The Breakfast Club
This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...
Submitted by James
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
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
Submitted by Daisy
North St. Deli
In the heart of Clapham Old Town, this deli's very friendly staff sell freshly made salads and sandwiches.
Submitted by Alex
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
A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!
Submitted by Giorgio
The Jam Tree
There are endless food and drink establishments around Clapham Common that have a lively atmosphere and The Jam Tree is included in these. It's amazing in the summer, as the whole front opens up into a terrace. They also do bottomless prosecco brunch at the weekend.
Submitted by Lisa
No. 32 The Old Town
A great bar right off Clapham Common with nice cocktails and good food!
Submitted by Anna
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!
Submitted by Lisa
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
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"Inaccurately named, Clapham Junction Station is in fact in Battersea and is the busiest railway station in the UK."
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Child-friendly activities near Shaftesbury Estate
Alphabet DanceThe Old School Club, Batterse
These classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers provide a fantastic and fun introduction to the alphabet using music and movement! Kids 'meet' a different letter each week and review others. Website
Jiggle Jive dance for under 5sBattersea 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
Cheeky ChampsBattersea Arts Centre
Friendly and fun class run by a local mum incorporating lots of different elements to entertain and stimulate your little ones.
Breastfeeding Support GroupStormont Health Clinic
This is a support group for mothers to learn how to successfully breastfeed their baby. These groups are for mothers to access whose babies are over the age of 10 days. If they need help before their baby is 10 days old they should contact their midwife. The benefits of attending this support group are it will: support mothers to successfully breastfeed, give breastfeeding mums a chance to socialise, and allow mothers to ask questions about breastfeeding in a friendly relaxed environment. Website
Bolingbroke Stay and Play - Open Play SessionsBolingbroke 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
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 Park 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. Families can: come and make friends, learn and sing songs that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of the Wandsworth libraries only. Website
About Shaftesbury Estate
The Shaftesbury Park Estate commonly known as The Shaftesbury Estate is a residential estate in Battersea in South London. It lies north of Lavender Hill and Clapham Common and east of Clapham Junction railway station. The estate occupies a flat area of land at the edge of the River Thames flood plain just north of the slope rising to Clapham Common. Historically the area was occupied by Battersea Fields, the poorly drained common land covering the area as far as the river. The estate was built between 1873 and 1877 and comprises about 1,200 two storey houses with gardens laid out in wide tree-lined streets. The estate houses are of four basic types or classes distinguished by the number of rooms (only the highest class originally had bathrooms). The street elevations are varied slightly to avoid monotony, creating generally attractive street frontages. They are consistently of stock brick with red brick dressings and pitched slate roofs, which with the common architectural style, gives the estate a strong sense of identity and distinctiveness. The grid layout, with streets of varying lengths but always straight (except Eversleigh Road, which is aligned with the railway embankment), allows for easy movement throughout the estate. There is a sense of formality in the townscape arising from the grid layout and the repetition in the building frontages.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Clapham Junction
- Nine Elms
- Wandsworth Common
- Imperial Wharf
- Clapham North
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