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Cream's

Cream's

Classic hot and cold desserts, milkshakes and gelato served in a low-lit, purple and black setting.

The Conquering Hero

The Conquering Hero

Totally the best Sunday roast and pint around.

Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre

Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre

Located in the heart of Streatham it is the hub of the community. This comunity centre is a multi-facility location with London's only Olympic size ice rink.

La Bruschetta

La Bruschetta

They serve tasty lunchtime salads at this local cafe.

Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park

A great day out for all the family watching Crystal Palace FC play at their home ground.

The Crystal Palace Market

The Crystal Palace Market

A unique culinary experience - choose your fresh produce from the market and then watch it be prepared into a tasty meal.

Bar 61

Bar 61

The owners who are friendly and love a chat and a joke. The bar sells great tapas and you can enjoy an old fashioned leisurely lunch in a bar that has the atmosphere of a bygone age - love it.

Grangewood Park

Grangewood Park

Yet another great park in SE25 - a hidden gem.

Performance 360

Performance 360

Crossfit and personal training gym based in the heart of the Crystal Triangle. Always a hard workout.

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf

Great function room for parties and meetings as well as delicious food all year round. Weekends always have a great vibe which makes it my local.

Deen City Farms

Deen City Farms

A small, local petting farm with a riding school and free admission.

The Gantry

The Gantry

This delightful restaurant and bar is cosy inside during the winter, yet there's an amazing garden for the summer months.

Neal's Yard Dairy

Neal's Yard Dairy

Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.

Wimbledon Park Farmers' Market

Wimbledon Park Farmers' Market

Excellent selection of fresh vegetables, meat, dairy and bakery products brought in direct from the producers every Saturday.

Richmond Park

Richmond Park

It's like being in a walk-in safari park - a real green retreat within the M25.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Norbury, Thornton Heath, Norwood, Streatham, West Norwood, Crystal Palace, Croydon, Mitcham, Upper Sydenham and Streatham Hill

"No longer in existence, Merton Place House off Merton High Street was once the beloved home of Admiral Lord Nelson."

Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out.

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London's Southbank never fails to entertain with its food markets, restaurants, street art, shows, and exhibitions. It's my favourite place in London!

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Being by the river at Putney is the prettiest, most replenishing spot in London...

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The ABC Ballet School

St. James' Church Hall 236,
At The ABC Ballet School the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment whilst learning skills such as coordination musicality confidence building and imagination that will be beneficial in everyday life. Website

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. 

Tiny Talk Baby Signing classes

The Old Fields
Tiny Talk baby signing classes encourage communication in pre-verbal babies through signing & singing. Babies have a lot to say and with them being able to communicate their needs, frustration on both parts can be avoided. Which leeds to happier babies & mommies. Website

Monkey Music

St Alfege Church
At Monkey Music, we know that music is fundamental to a pre-school aged child's development. Our progressive and educational four stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock 'n' roll to ding-dong, classes are a 'good fit' for each separate age group. Website

Penelope Fitstar Bootcamp for Mums

East Greenwich Pleasaunce
Friendly, fun outdoor bootcamp classes to get you bikini fit. We don't shout or intimidate but encourage you to push yourself. Lots of fatburning and toning of all the areas women want to tone (abs, thighs, upper arms, backs, waist). Please bring water and a towel to put on the ground for ab work. We're there all weathers, its fine in the rain with a waterproof jacket. Plenty of chat and gossip to take your mind off the hard work.... Website

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

Perform Plus - Earlsfield

Earlsfield Baptist Church
Perform runs unique drama dance and singing based workshops as well as parties and holiday courses throughout London and the South East. Perform Plus is designed for children aged 7-12 years old. At Perform Plus classes children can: meet children in their age group and make new friends, learn as they sing dance and play, improve their confidence and self-esteem, and be active and improve their health. You can contact Perform for further information to book your free first session and to sign your child up for a class. There is a termly fee for classes and places must be booked in advance. Children attending the classes will need comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear as there is a lot of movement involved. Website

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