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The Latchmere

The Latchmere

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

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.

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!

The Woodman

The Woodman

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

Caffettino

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

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 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.

Jack's at the Junction

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

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.

Lots Larder

Lots Larder

Wonderful homemade lunches in a lovely environment. Relaxed and cheerful!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Clapham Junction, Imperial Wharf, Chelsea, Nine Elms, Wandsworth Common, Clapham, Sloane Square, Fulham, South Kensington and Clapham North

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

On a lovely summer's day it's fun to watch the fountain display in Battersea Park!

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Clapham Junction is the busiest station in Britain measured by the number of trains passing through there every day.

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Battersea Park is a great day out for all the family, with the children's zoo and beautiful lakes.

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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

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

Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD)

Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD)
RAD Dance School Offers a variety of extra-curricular dance classes for young people and adults. Whether for fun and fitness or to develop technique and skills, we provide a full timetable of classes offering something for everyone. 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

Junior Judo Battersea

Stars 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

Music First and Story Time

Chesterton 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

Pregnancy and post-natal yoga

Bikram Yoga
Learn a combination of breathing exercises physical postures and improve fitness. Learn Yoga as a way of keeping fit and healthy. All levels are welcome. For pregnancy after 1st trimester for postnatal after get ok from Doc/midwife to exercise. You can: make friends and socialise, learn new skills, and have fun. Babies can come along up to 9 months or crawling. Need a towel to practice on and a blanket for baby. Can hire towels and buy water at the studio if needed. Mats provided but can bring own mat if preferred. Visit the website for more details. First 3 classes for £35 or £15 per class 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. 

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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