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The Woodman

The Woodman

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

Bread Centrale

Bread Centrale

Best casual dining restaurant in Battersea based inside the plantation wharf development. They do fantastic food and the best Sunday roast ever.

The Latchmere

The Latchmere

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

The Prince Albert

The Prince Albert

Perfect for a post-park refreshment, this traditional pub opposite Battersea Park's Albert Gate has plenty of tables outside.

Flour to the People

Flour to the People

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

Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre

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

Caffettino

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

Jack's at the Junction

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

Powder Keg Diplomacy

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 Harbour

The Harbour

A great place for lunch on a sunny day overlooking Chelsea Harbour.

Pizza Metro

Pizza Metro

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

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...

The Northcote

The Northcote

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

Be At One

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.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden

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.

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"Inaccurately named, Clapham Junction Station is in fact in Battersea and is the busiest railway station in the UK."

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

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What locals say about Battersea

  1. I love Battersea because of the beautiful park, it is well connected by bus to Chelsea and Clapham and it has character at the same time.

  2. I love SW11 because it's close to the centre of London, but has a real personality of its own. A very villagey yet urban feel.

  3. Battersea is close to Chelsea and Central London.

  4. Battersea is an area being redeveloped so much and the people are friendly. It's very suitable for young families, as well as young people who have just started their career in central London.

  5. Lots of parks, restaurants and friendly people.

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Child-friendly activities near Battersea

Well Baby Clinic

Doddington Health Clinic
At the Well Baby Clinic, you can get advice and guidance about your child. The clinic offers the chance for you to: -discuss general health, issues and worries about your child; -have your child weighed; and -get advice about feeding. These sessions are for parents/carers and young children aged 0-5 years. Website

Cheeky Champs

Battersea Arts Centre
Friendly and fun class run by a local mum incorporating lots of different elements to entertain and stimulate your little ones. 

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

Somerset Babies

Somerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Children are interested, enthusiastic, engaged and supported in their learning to achieve their full potential.Children are facilitated by skilful, responsive adults, feel acknowledged and recognise their achievements, developing a life-long love of learning. babies aged under 12 months 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

SportsFusion Mini Kickers

Latchmere Leisure Centre Burns Road
SportsFusion Mini Kickers is an innovative program that introduces children aged 3 - 7 to team sports through football. We create a fun, safe and structured environment for our members where they learn the fundamentals of team play, such as respect, communication and sportsmanship. Website

Healthy Cooking Workshops

Chesterton 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

About Battersea

Battersea is part of London on the south bank of the River Thames. Roughly triangular in shape, its northern boundary is the Thames, as it runs first north-east, and then east, before turning north again to pass Westminster. Its north eastern corner is one mile (1.6 km) due south of the Palace of Westminster; the north western corner is demarcated by Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea tapers south to a point roughly three miles (5 km) from the north eastern corner and two miles (3 km) from the north west. To the east is Lambeth; on the south are Camberwell and Streatham, on the south-east is Clapham and on the west Wandsworth. It was announced that a new US embassy would be constructed at Nine Elms. This development would also see the building of luxury apartments in the area.

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