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

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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!

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 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.

Jack's at the Junction

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

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 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.

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.

Manifesto Pizzeria

Manifesto Pizzeria

Fresh and seasonal pizza for a good price!

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.

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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

"Historically, Battersea was situated in Surrey, with the land used mainly for farming. Lavender - giving its name to Lavender Hill - asparagus and pig breeding were just some of its main agricultural outputs."

Clapham Junction is the busiest station in Britain measured by the number of trains passing through there every day.

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

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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

Dream F.C Skills School

Sacred 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

Baby Bright Mother and Toddler group

The Old Choir Vestry, St Barnabas Church
A very popular group for parents and children aged 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Sessions run 5 mornings a week. Advanced bookings required. £132 per term 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

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

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. 

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

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

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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