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A locals' guide to London

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

David Law

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

Stephanie Kele

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

David Law

What is your favourite place?

Where do London locals go?

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.

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

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

The Woodman

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

The Prince Albert

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

The Breakfast Club

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

Battersea Arts Centre

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


The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

North St. Deli

In the heart of Clapham Old Town, this deli's very friendly staff sell freshly made salads and sandwiches.

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.

The Latchmere

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

Pizza Metro

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

Westfield Park

A hidden gem in the Lots Road Village area of Chelsea.


The newest gourmet burger joint on King's Road - great for an indulgent but fast lunch. Don't miss out on the mac 'n' cheese!


This bar serves drink and food throughout the day, but by night it becomes one of the most popular music venues in Clapham. There's DJs and dancing in the garden until the early hours.

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Child-friendly activities near London

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

Catch Little Stars

Fybre 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

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

Soft Play

Latchmere Leisure Centre
This is a fun and exciting soft play facility at the Latchmere Leisure Centre. The two storey soft play facility is for children aged 18 months to 8 years old. Some of the features include: Slide, Ball pond, Tiger rollers, Bish bash bags, and Spider web climbers. Children must be supervised by parents at all times whilst using the soft play area. Website

Dance Factory For Kids

Latchmere Leisure Centre
Dance Factory for Kids offers Ballet Street Dance and Tap classes for children. Classes take place at The Dance Studio Latchmere Leisure Centre on weekdays and at Wix Primary School on Saturdays. Classes are available for children aged 3 - 8 years old. Children will: learn new dance moves, meet friends, and have fun! Dance Factory for Kids offer a free trial class so your child can try out the class before deciding whether or not to enrol. Visit the Dance Factory For Kids website for more information. Website

Stay and Play

Somerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
This session offers opportunities for parents and children to engage in a large range of different play experiences and materials. Stay and Play is for parents and their children aged under 3 years old This is an opportunity for children to: begin to form friendships with other children and their families, extend their learning through play and build on previous experiences, engage in well planned activities indoors and outdoors based on their play and interests, and participate in meaningful speaking and listening activities in group time with stories rhymes and action songs. Website
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