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
"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
"The River Thames is lined with modern developments that make the most of the views..."Guy Evans
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
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
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 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
An Italian restaurant on the Thames that is perfect for a celebratory meal with someone special.
Submitted by Katherine
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 beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!
Submitted by Giorgio
No. 32 The Old Town
A great bar right off Clapham Common with nice cocktails and good food!
Submitted by Anna
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"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
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
Music and MovementSomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
An opportunity for you and your child to join in with a fun dance and movement session to music. This session is for parents and children aged 18 months plus. The activity aims to be: fun and enjoyable, encouraging enjoyment of physical activity, and introduce children to moving their body to a beat. Please wear clothes suitable for dance and movement. There is no need to book but please arrive on time for the session. 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
Somerset BabiesSomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Children are interested, enthusiastic, engaged and supported in their learning to achieve their full potential.Children are facilitated by skilful, responsive adults, feel acknowledged and recognise their achievements, developing a life-long love of learning. babies aged under 12 months Website
Come and listen to stories with your child. This session is for children aged 2-4 years old together with their parents/carers. Babies and younger children are also welcome. Families can: come and make friends, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website
Exploring PlaySomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
Come and have fun exploring different ways of playing with your child and help your child become more sociably interactive with other children and adults. This session is for parents and children aged under 2 years. This is an opportunity for young children to enjoy growing in confidence and developing their skills in: movement crawling walking and handling objects, finding their voices and building on their language skills, and expanding their vocabulary using nursery rhymes and songs. for children aged under 2 years 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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