A locals' guide to London
"The legendary Clapham Grand has almost become a rite of passage for Claphamites..."David Law
"Clapham Junction is the busiest station in Britain measured by the number of trains passing through there every day."Stephanie Kele
"Northcote Road, Battersea is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, pick up fresh groceries or go for a drink after work."William Campbell
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...
Submitted by James
A great place for lunch on a sunny day overlooking Chelsea Harbour.
Submitted by Clodagh
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.
Submitted by Daisy
Battersea Arts Centre
Whether you're into theatre, comedy or the fantastic annual ale festival, Battersea Arts Centre always has something interesting on.
Submitted by Victoria
Flour to the People
Gorgeous local sourdough bakery that makes amazing coffees and fry ups - even homemade baked beans and perfect poached eggs!
Submitted by Hannah
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
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.
Submitted by Iris
A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!
Submitted by Giorgio
This Tuscan restaurant in Chelsea is the real deal! The food is traditional and authentic and there's a cute covered patio area too.
Submitted by Beth
A family-run butchers selling not only meats, but deli items, cheeses and condiments.
Submitted by Arthur
The Chelsea Ram
A charming pub with rustic interiors set in the middle of a quiet residential area. It serves fantastic food and has seating outside too.
Submitted by Felicity
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Did you know?
"Inaccurately named, Clapham Junction Station is in fact in Battersea and is the busiest railway station in the UK."
Child-friendly activities near London
Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD)Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD)
RAD Dance School Offers a variety of extra-curricular dance classes for young people and adults. Whether for fun and fitness or to develop technique and skills, we provide a full timetable of classes offering something for everyone. Website
Well Baby and Child ClinicSomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Discuss general health issues; worries about your child; child weighing; advice about feeding. Please bring your child's red book and your baby changing. Website
Tin Pan Annie MusicSt Barnabas' Church
Designed to stimulate, educate and get the maximum benefit from live music whilst having a great time, Tin Pan Annie music is the leading provider of quality live music classes for children in South London, with hundreds of children attending our weekly half-hour classes in various venues. We are highly regarded and valued by local nurseries and preparatory schools where we also provide classes Block rates are £8.50 per class £12 for two siblings over six months old lf you can't commit to a regular weekly slot, our ad-hoc class rate is £10 per class £14 for two siblings Website
SportsFusion Mini KickersLatchmere 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
Baby Bright Mother and Toddler groupThe 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
Little CraftersThe 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
Catch Little StarsFybre 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
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Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Clapham Junction
- Imperial Wharf
- Wandsworth Common
- Nine Elms
- Clapham North
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