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Exceptional commuter convenience paired with plenty of places to eat and drink

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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.

The Latchmere

The Latchmere

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

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.

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.

Caffettino

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

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.

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 Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

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

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.

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 Ship

The Ship

There is no better pub on a Sunday for a boozy session! It has a huge outside area looking out over the banks of the Thames by Wandsworth Bridge.

Clapham Common

Clapham Common

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

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Battersea, Wandsworth Common, Imperial Wharf, Clapham, Wandsworth, Balham, Chelsea, Nine Elms, Clapham North and Earlsfield

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

The legendary Clapham Grand has almost become a rite of passage for Claphamites...

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

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Child-friendly activities near Clapham Junction

Evening Junior Club Drop-In

Providence House Youth Club
Socialise with other young people and use resources at Providence House Youth Club. Activities include: art and craft, cooking, games and sports. This activity is for children aged 6-11 years who are a member of Providence House Youth Club. Children can: make friends and socialise learn new skills have fun To join Providence House Youth Club please contact the club for a membership form. Alternatively young people can join on the day. 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

Play and Learn

Chesterton Primary School and Children's Centre
These weekly sessions are a place where young parent/carers up to the age of 26 years old can get advice about health housing and benefits and children can play and learn. These sessions are for parents/carers and children aged 2-5. At the sessions parent/carers can: Socialise with other parents and make friends Get advice on health housing and benefits There is no need to book just drop in. Website

Bolingbroke Stay and Play - Open Play Sessions

Bolingbroke Early Years Centre
Stay and Play sessions aim to help parents/carers learn how to include play in every day routines with their children. These sessions are for parents/carers and their children aged 0-8 years. At the sessions parents/carers will: meet other parents and carers, help their children explore their creativity, discuss child development, and create a learning journey of your childs achievements. There is no need to book just drop-in to the Bolingbroke Early Years Centre. Possible changes in school holidays. Please come dressed for messy play and outdoor play. Website

Battersea Babies

York Gardens Children's Centre
Come and join this friendly baby group in a relaxing atmosphere where you will have the chance to meet other parents with babies receive advice. This is a Parent and Baby Group for 0 - 1 year olds and their parents or carers. This is a great opportunity to: meet other parents/carers, and have a chat with a health professional about your baby. Call for more details. Website

Little Crafters

The Old School Club, Unit 141 Building B, Battersea Business Centre
Arts & Crafts classes where toddlers explore colour, shapes and texture. We will provide a new theme every week and will show them a new skill, with no pressure to make realistic projects. We will use different media such as paper, clay, paint, fabric and parents/carers are encouraged to support the children by letting them learn and discover their own creativity. Children must be accompanied. £7 per session 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

About Clapham Junction

Clapham Junction is best known for its busy railway station near St John's Hill in the south-west of Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is not in Clapham; the area around the station is commonly identified as Clapham Junction. Many rail routes from London's two busiest termini, Waterloo and Victoria, funnel through the station making it one of the busiest in Europe by number of trains using it, more than one hundred an hour outside peak periods.

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