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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

"The River Thames is lined with modern developments that make the most of the views..."

Guy Evans

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do London locals go?

Battersea Arts Centre

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

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 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.

The Breakfast Club

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

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

The Prince Albert

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

Caffettino

The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

The Woodman

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

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.

Lots Road Auctions

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

The Northcote

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

Westfield Park

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

Chelsea Physic Garden

A must for anyone interested in botanics and horticulture. They put on lots of workshops throughout the year and there's a fantastic Christmas fair too.

Flour to the People

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

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Child-friendly activities near London

Caterpillar Music

The Katherine Low Settlement
Babies are never too young to enjoy Caterpillar Music and they enjoy watching other babies and older children- it encourages them to crawl, stand up and eventually start taking a few steps in order to follow the fun with the older children Babies love music and are captivated by the puppets and fun activities at every session - they soon recognise favourite songs, rhymes and music. Website

Storytime

Northcote Library
Storytime is half an hour of songs stories and rhymes. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-4 years. Families can: make friends and socialise, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. Website

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

Bridge Kids

The Bridge Christian Community Centre
All are welcome to join us at this baby and toddler goup. We have Toys, a singing time, a Bible story and snacks for children. £1 per family. Website

Battersea Babies

York Gardens Children's Centre
Come and join this friendly baby group in a relaxing atmosphere where you will have the chance to meet other parents with babies receive advice. This is a Parent and Baby Group for 0 - 1 year olds and their parents or carers. This is a great opportunity to: meet other parents/carers, and have a chat with a health professional about your baby. Call for more details. Website

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

Karen Hardy Dance Studios


Karen Hardy Studios has designed a fun and structured children's dance programme that teaches a wide range of dance styles and promotes all the important life skills necessary for a child's development. Website
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