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The Latchmere

The Latchmere

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

Caffettino

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

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 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!

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 Woodman

The Woodman

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

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

"Battersea Park served as the site of the first ever official football match under the modern rules of the Football Association."

Battersea Square is a delightful place for a spot of brunch, lunch or dinner, particularly when the sun is shining and you can sit outside!

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When the weather is nice I like to take a walk up to the peace pagoda in Battersea Park - it's the calmest spot in London!

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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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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

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

Storytime

Northcote Library
Storytime is half an hour of songs stories and rhymes. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-4 years. Families can: make friends and socialise, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. 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

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

Soft Play

Latchmere Leisure Centre
This is a fun and exciting soft play facility at the Latchmere Leisure Centre. The two storey soft play facility is for children aged 18 months to 8 years old. Some of the features include: Slide, Ball pond, Tiger rollers, Bish bash bags, and Spider web climbers. Children must be supervised by parents at all times whilst using the soft play area. Website

Exploring Play

Somerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Come and have fun exploring different ways of playing with your child and help your child become more sociably interactive with other children and adults. This session is for parents and children aged under 2 years. This is an opportunity for young children to enjoy growing in confidence and developing their skills in: movement crawling walking and handling objects, finding their voices and building on their language skills, and expanding their vocabulary using nursery rhymes and songs. for children aged under 2 years Website

Baby Peep

Somerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
These sessions are held over 10 weeks, supporting parent/carers in their role as a child's first and most important educator. These sessions are for parent/carers of children aged 0-1 years. 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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