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Battersea and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Battersea and surrounding areas

"Clapham Junction is one of south west London's shopping and entertainment destinations."

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

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

David Law

What is your favourite place?

Where do Battersea and surrounding areas 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.

The Woodman

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

The Latchmere

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

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

Pizza Metro

A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.

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.

Clapham Common

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

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.

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!

Two Brewers

Karaoke, drag acts and cabaret, this bar on Clapham High Street is definitely an exciting night out!

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.

Bodean's

Steaks, burgers, ribs, a great atmosphere and many different beers - you'll be left feeling full and satisfied from the generous portions!

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.

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Play and Learn

Chesterton Primary School and Children's Centre
These weekly sessions are a place where young parent/carers up to the age of 26 years old can get advice about health housing and benefits and children can play and learn. These sessions are for parents/carers and children aged 2-5. At the sessions parent/carers can: Socialise with other parents and make friends Get advice on health housing and benefits There is no need to book just drop in. Website

Little Fishes

Northcote Road Baptist Church Hall
We offer a relaxed & friendly environment for toddlers and their carers to meet play safely and chat (though it tends to be the toddlers doing the playing!). We have plenty of toys including an indoor slide tents and a home corner. We offer tea & biscuits for the carers and a healthy snack and drink for the youngsters. We often have a story time too. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-5 years. The group offers: the chance for parents/carers to meet and socialise, opportunities for children to be active have fun and make friends, and a faith-based element to children's development. This group is currently full please call first. 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

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

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

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

Dance Factory For Kids

Latchmere Leisure Centre
Dance Factory for Kids offers Ballet Street Dance and Tap classes for children. Classes take place at The Dance Studio Latchmere Leisure Centre on weekdays and at Wix Primary School on Saturdays. Classes are available for children aged 3 - 8 years old. Children will: learn new dance moves, meet friends, and have fun! Dance Factory for Kids offer a free trial class so your child can try out the class before deciding whether or not to enrol. Visit the Dance Factory For Kids website for more information. Website
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