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Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common

One of the best places south of the Thames to walk your dog on a Sunday morning. There is also a fantastic coffee shop inside the park where you can meet friends and catch up on the week.

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.

Manifesto Pizzeria

Manifesto Pizzeria

Fresh and seasonal pizza for a good price!

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

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

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.

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.

Gigalum

Gigalum

This bar serves drink and food throughout the day, but by night it becomes one of the most popular music venues in Clapham. There's DJs and dancing in the garden until the early hours.

Clapham Common

Clapham Common

A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!

Jack's at the Junction

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

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.

Free Fitness Clapham

Free Fitness Clapham

For just £40 per month, you can take advantage of 6 classes a week, which include a running club, martial arts and Insanity workouts. You can also hire personal trainers for 1 on 1 sessions.

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.

Balham Bowls Club

Balham Bowls Club

The heartbeat of Balham's nightlife, this vibrant pub is open until 1am Friday and Saturday and also serves food from the bar and dining area.

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery

A cafe selling delicious coffee, cakes, bread and healthy juices ready to go.

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Wandsworth Common, Clapham Junction, Balham, Clapham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, Clapham North, Imperial Wharf and Tooting

"Underneath each of Clapham's three Underground stations, Clapham South, Common and North are deep-level air raid shelters built during the Second World War."

Northcote Road, Battersea is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, pick up fresh groceries or go for a drink after work.

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William Campbell

It's fun to watch the ducks swim across the ponds at Wandsworth Common.

Rupert Greig

Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out.

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Let's Act Juniors

St luke's church & community Hall
The classes are designed to train children to a professional level in drama. The classes enhance communication and confidence, unlock creativity and improve articulation. Website

NCT Battersea Babies & Crawlers

St Michaels Church (main entrance)
Friendly and informal baby group for parents of newborns and crawlers through to those venturing out and taking their first few independent steps. A great opportunity to meet and chat with other parents in the area and to share similar experiences. Newborns to those taking their first steps Donation: £2 Website

Catch Little Stars

Fybre Fitness Hub,
These dance and drama classes give children a chance be free and creative. The class introduces children to different stories and themes and encourage them to work together and on their own. Classes include creative dancing, poetry and songs, character voices and movement, storytelling and props. £50 for 5 sessions or £90 for 10. Website

Little Fishes

Northcote Road Baptist Church Hall
We offer a relaxed & friendly environment for toddlers and their carers to meet play safely and chat (though it tends to be the toddlers doing the playing!). We have plenty of toys including an indoor slide tents and a home corner. We offer tea & biscuits for the carers and a healthy snack and drink for the youngsters. We often have a story time too. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-5 years. The group offers: the chance for parents/carers to meet and socialise, opportunities for children to be active have fun and make friends, and a faith-based element to children's development. This group is currently full please call first. Website

NCT Walks on the Commons

Meet outside Gail's
Desperate for a bit of fresh air? Enjoy a gossip? Join our Walks on the Commons group. We meet regularly at 3.15pm on a Wednesday afternoon for a walk around one of our wonderful Commons. Everybody is welcome Website

Perform - Battersea

St. Luke's Community Hall
Perform runs unique drama dance and singing based workshops as well as parties and holiday courses throughout London and the South East. It is designed for children aged 4-8 years old. At Perform classes children can: meet children in their age group and make new friends, learn as they sing dance and play, improve their confidence and self-esteem, and be active and improve their health. You can contact Perform for further information to book your free first session and to sign your child up for a class. There is a termly fee for classes and places must be booked in advance. Children attending the classes will need comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear as there is a lot of movement involved. Website

Baby Rhyme Time-Northcote Library

Northcote Library
This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-2 years old. Families can: -listen to popular songs and rhymes that will help --your child learn; -make friends and socialise; and -help develop your child's imagination Website

About Between the Commons

'Between the Commons' is a popular residential area in south London, between Wandsworth and Clapham Commons. It is bounded to the north by Battersea Rise and to the south by Nightingale Lane. It can also be referred to locally as 'Nappy Valley' due to the high numbers of young families living there.

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