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

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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.

Caffettino

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

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!

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.

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!

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 Northcote

The Northcote

This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

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

Bread Centrale

Bread Centrale

Best casual dining restaurant in Battersea based inside the plantation wharf development. They do fantastic food and the best Sunday roast ever.

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!

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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."

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

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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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Child-friendly activities near Clapham Junction

SportsFusion Mini Kickers

Latchmere Leisure Centre Burns Road
SportsFusion Mini Kickers is an innovative program that introduces children aged 3 - 7 to team sports through football. We create a fun, safe and structured environment for our members where they learn the fundamentals of team play, such as respect, communication and sportsmanship. Website

Table Tennis Club

Providence House Youth Club
Come and join in a friendly table tennis club and improve your skills, shots and techniques. Young people can improve their skills and technique, stay fit and healthy and make friends and socialize. 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. 

Swimming Academy

Latchmere Leisure Centre
Our lessons are delivered under the Swimming Academy brand and follows the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA), Learn to Swim framework. This uses fun and games to take children from the first splash to full competence in the pool and will ultimately help your child develop confidence in the water. Swimming Lessons Members: FREE Children aged from 5 years up to 8 years old must register for free swimming. A registration fee of £2 is applicable Child (8-15): £2.10 Website

Breastfeeding Support Group

Stormont Health Clinic
This is a support group for mothers to learn how to successfully breastfeed their baby. These groups are for mothers to access whose babies are over the age of 10 days. If they need help before their baby is 10 days old they should contact their midwife. The benefits of attending this support group are it will: support mothers to successfully breastfeed, give breastfeeding mums a chance to socialise, and allow mothers to ask questions about breastfeeding in a friendly relaxed environment. 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

Alphabet Dance

The Old School Club, Batterse
These classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers provide a fantastic and fun introduction to the alphabet using music and movement! Kids 'meet' a different letter each week and review others. 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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