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

Stephanie Kele

"Battersea Square is a delightful place for a spot of brunch, lunch or dinner, particularly when the sun is shining and you can sit outside!"

David Law

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

David Law

What is your favourite place?

Where do London locals go?

The Breakfast Club

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

Pizza Metro

A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.

The Northcote

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

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

The Latchmere

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

The Harbour

A great place for lunch on a sunny day overlooking Chelsea Harbour.

The Prince Albert

Perfect for a post-park refreshment, this traditional pub opposite Battersea Park's Albert Gate has plenty of tables outside.

Battersea Arts Centre

Whether you're into theatre, comedy or the fantastic annual ale festival, Battersea Arts Centre always has something interesting on.

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.

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.

Parsons Green

A lovely triangular green that is the centrepiece of this delightful area.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Ask for a garden table and sit near the fire pit.....

The Woodman

A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.

Lots Road Auctions

Come and find some weird and wonderful items every Sunday - from handbags, to furniture, paintings.

The White Horse

Overlooking Parson's Green, this world-famous pub is known for its vast beer selection, great wines and delicious food. There is a barbeque every night in the summer too!

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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

Somerset Babies

Somerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Children are interested, enthusiastic, engaged and supported in their learning to achieve their full potential.Children are facilitated by skilful, responsive adults, feel acknowledged and recognise their achievements, developing a life-long love of learning. babies aged under 12 months Website

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

Music and Movement

Somerset 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

Stay and Play (under 1s)

Chesterton Primary School and Centre for Children and Families
This is a Stay and Play drop-in session for parents/carers and their children to play together as well as an opportunity to meet new people. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-1 years. Benefits of taking part in the session include: increased understanding of your baby opportunities to meet new people and make friends special time with your baby Please just drop in there is no need to book. 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
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