Perfect for a post-park refreshment, this traditional pub opposite Battersea Park's Albert Gate has plenty of tables outside.
Submitted by Victoria
Gorgeous local sourdough bakery that makes amazing coffees and fry ups - even homemade baked beans and perfect poached eggs!
Submitted by Hannah
A must for anyone interested in botanics and horticulture. They put on lots of workshops throughout the year and there's a fantastic Christmas fair too.
Submitted by Daniel
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
Whether you're into theatre, comedy or the fantastic annual ale festival, Battersea Arts Centre always has something interesting on.
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Hire a cricket pitch or get help from a tennis coach in the grounds of the grand Royal Hospital Chelsea.
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In the heart of Clapham Old Town, this deli's very friendly staff sell freshly made salads and sandwiches.
Submitted by Alex
The newest gourmet burger joint on King's Road - great for an indulgent but fast lunch. Don't miss out on the mac 'n' cheese!
Submitted by Andrew
Tapas-style appetisers, game dishes and a rustic interior - an excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner with friends and family.
Submitted by Jamie
A collection of shops and restaurants catering for a range of palates, it's the place to be on a sunny afternoon.
Submitted by Clodagh
Who wouldn't enjoy a whole roast cow?! The Sunday roast at The Orange is certainly generously sized...
Submitted by Hayley
Did you know?
"Also known as the 'Trembling Lady', the Albert Bridge vibrates when there are too many people walking over it, which is why there is a sign ordering troops to break their march when crossing."
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Battersea Park is a lovely area. I live next to the park and have always loved the greenery which is so rare in London. It's just over the river from Chelsea and is well connected by bus and rail.
Battersea is a beautiful, leafy suburban area - in the heart of London. Residential streets with a diverse community - great local shops and boutiques, and minutes from either Waterloo or Clapham Junction. Further, the park!!! Peaceful walks across the park, wildlife flourishing and loads to do with friends and family. It is a great place to start to live and appreciate London life!
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StorytimeBattersea Park Library
Storytime is half an hour of stories and book sharing. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-5 years. Families can: listen to popular stories that will help their child learn, and make friends and socialise and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website
Bridge KidsThe Bridge Christian Community Centre
All are welcome to join us at this baby and toddler goup. We have Toys, a singing time, a Bible story and snacks for children. £1 per family. 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
Junior Judo BatterseaStars Gym Unit 5a
Starting in September, GB 2012 Olympic Judo prospects Alex Farbon and Jonathon Purssey will be running a 10 to 12 week judo. You learn an array of throws, hold downs and submissions. Its Japanese roots give an ethos of mutual respect, discipline and self-control. Vital tools for life and a physical work out like no other! First timers welcome to try their first class for free. Cost for the 10 week course is £75 Website
Healthy Cooking WorkshopsChesterton Primary School and Centre for Children and Families
These sessions aim to teach parents/carers how to cook healthy food for their families on a budget. This session is for parents and carers of 2-5 year olds. You will learn: How to keep your family healthy Fun new recipes How to manage your family food budget Please call to book a place. Website
Music First and Story TimeChesterton Primary School Dagnall Street London
A session for parent/carers and children to have fun learning songs and stories from around the world. This session is for parent/carers and children up to 5 years. Families and children joining this activity will: have access to a range of multi-cultural instruments, have fun learning new words and phrases, meet other families with children under five years, and learn dance and actions to your favourite nursery songs. There is no need to book just drop-in. Website
Battersea Park is an 200 acre (83-hectare) green space at Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea, and was opened in 1858. The park occupies a mix of marshland reclaimed from the Thames, and land formerly used for market gardens that served the London population. The park is home to a small children's zoo, a boating lake, a bandstand, and several all-weather outdoor sporting facilities including tennis courts, a running track and football pitches. The park is also the site of the London Peace Pagoda, erected in 1985.
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