A prime riverside setting perfect for families and professionals alike
"Clapham Junction is one of south west London's shopping and entertainment destinations."David Law
"The legendary Clapham Grand has almost become a rite of passage for Claphamites..."David Law
"Clapham Junction is the busiest station in Britain measured by the number of trains passing through there every day."Stephanie Kele
Where do Battersea 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.
Submitted by Victoria
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
Flour to the People
Gorgeous local sourdough bakery that makes amazing coffees and fry ups - even homemade baked beans and perfect poached eggs!
Submitted by Hannah
The Prince Albert
Perfect for a post-park refreshment, this traditional pub opposite Battersea Park's Albert Gate has plenty of tables outside.
Submitted by Victoria
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.
Submitted by Iris
A great place for lunch on a sunny day overlooking Chelsea Harbour.
Submitted by Clodagh
A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.
Submitted by David
The Breakfast Club
This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...
Submitted by James
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Daniel
Wonderful homemade lunches in a lovely environment. Relaxed and cheerful!
Submitted by Felicity
Why do you find Battersea a great place to live?
"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."
"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."
"Battersea is close to Chelsea and Central London."
"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."
"Lots of parks, restaurants and friendly people."
What do you like about Battersea?
Did you know?
"Battersea Park served as the site of the first ever official football match under the modern rules of the Football Association."
Child-friendly activities near Battersea
Music and MovementSomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
An opportunity for you and your child to join in with a fun dance and movement session to music. This session is for parents and children aged 18 months plus. The activity aims to be: fun and enjoyable, encouraging enjoyment of physical activity, and introduce children to moving their body to a beat. Please wear clothes suitable for dance and movement. There is no need to book but please arrive on time for the session. Website
Dream F.C Skills SchoolSacred Heart School Battersea
The Skills School is about developing players of all abilities. Helping them better their technique and also skill set whilst also developing them better their motor skills in a safe and fun learning environment. £3 (casual);£5 Sibling Discount; £12 for 6 weeks; Website
York Gardens One O'clock Childrens' CentreYork Gardens Children's Centre
Daily ""stay and play"" sessions for children aged 5 and under with their parent or carer. Various activities take place at the centre painting, snad and water play and many creative activities. the centre also has links with health services. There is a named link with a health visitor and Speech and language therapist. Please contact centre for further information. Website
Cheeky ChampsBattersea Arts Centre
Friendly and fun class run by a local mum incorporating lots of different elements to entertain and stimulate your little ones.
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
Well Baby and Child ClinicSomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Discuss general health issues; worries about your child; child weighing; advice about feeding. Please bring your child's red book and your baby changing. 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
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.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Clapham Junction
- Imperial Wharf
- Nine Elms
- Wandsworth Common
- Sloane Square
- South Kensington
- Clapham North
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