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"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do London locals go?

The Latchmere

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

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

The Breakfast Club

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

The Harbour

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

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.

Battersea Arts Centre

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

Flour to the People

Gorgeous local sourdough bakery that makes amazing coffees and fry ups - even homemade baked beans and perfect poached eggs!

Westfield Park

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

The Woodman

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

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.

Clapham Common

A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!

La Famiglia

This Tuscan restaurant in Chelsea is the real deal! The food is traditional and authentic and there's a cute covered patio area too.

Wyndham House

A family-run butchers selling not only meats, but deli items, cheeses and condiments.

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.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Clapham Junction, Battersea, Imperial Wharf, Wandsworth Common, Chelsea, Wandsworth, Clapham, Fulham, Nine Elms and Clapham North

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"Inaccurately named, Clapham Junction Station is in fact in Battersea and is the busiest railway station in the UK."

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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 Clinic

Somerset 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 Music

St 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 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

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

Little Crafters

The 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 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
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