A locals' guide to London
"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
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.
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 cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.
Submitted by David
The Breakfast Club
This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...
Submitted by James
The Prince Albert
Perfect for a post-park refreshment, this traditional pub opposite Battersea Park's Albert Gate has plenty of tables outside.
Submitted by Victoria
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
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
Lots Road Auctions
Come and find some weird and wonderful items every Sunday - from handbags, to furniture, paintings.
Submitted by Joseph
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Daniel
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
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"Numbering amongst Battersea's wealth of past and present celebrity residents are Bob Geldof, J.K. Rowling and Brian Cox."
Child-friendly activities near London
Caterpillar MusicThe 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 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 yogaBikram 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 KidsThe 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 BabiesYork 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 WorkshopsChesterton 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
Do you live in London, or have you lived in London recently?
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Clapham Junction
- Imperial Wharf
- Wandsworth Common
- Nine Elms
- Clapham North
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