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A locals' guide to SW11

"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

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do SW11 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.

The Latchmere

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


The best Italian cappuccino in London and friendly people too!

The Prince Albert

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

The Woodman

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

The Breakfast Club

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

Battersea Arts Centre

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

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

Flour to the People

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

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 Northcote

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

Pizza Metro

A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.

Wandsworth Common

One of the best places south of the Thames to walk your dog on a Sunday morning. There is also a fantastic coffee shop inside the park where you can meet friends and catch up on the week.

The Harbour

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

The Ship

There is no better pub on a Sunday for a boozy session! It has a huge outside area looking out over the banks of the Thames by Wandsworth Bridge.

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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

What do you love about SW11?

Why do you find SW11 a great place to live?


"I love Battersea because of the beautiful park, it is well connected by bus to Chelsea and Clapham and it has character at the same time."

November 2015


"I love SW11 because it's close to the centre of London, but has a real personality of its own. A very villagey yet urban feel."

November 2015


"Battersea is close to Chelsea and Central London."

February 2015


"This is the best area in London for an eclectic collection of cafes, restaurants and bars on your doorstep. Plus Europe's biggest train station!"

January 2015


"Battersea is an area being redeveloped so much and the people are friendly. It's very suitable for young families, as well as young people who have just started their career in central London."

December 2014


"Lots of parks, restaurants and friendly people."

December 2014


What do you like about SW11?

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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 SW11

Stay and Play (under 1s)

Chesterton Primary School and Centre for Children and Families
This is a Stay and Play drop-in session for parents/carers and their children to play together as well as an opportunity to meet new people. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-1 years. Benefits of taking part in the session include: increased understanding of your baby opportunities to meet new people and make friends special time with your baby Please just drop in there is no need to book. 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


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

Play and Learn

Chesterton Primary School and Children's Centre
These weekly sessions are a place where young parent/carers up to the age of 26 years old can get advice about health housing and benefits and children can play and learn. These sessions are for parents/carers and children aged 2-5. At the sessions parent/carers can: Socialise with other parents and make friends Get advice on health housing and benefits There is no need to book just drop in. Website

Battersea Sports Centre- Holiday Fun

Battersea Sports Centre
Multi-sport games and activities that will help develop fundamental motor skills. Children are also given opportunities to win prizes. The activities include Street Dance, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Go- Karting. Website

NCT Walks on the Commons

Meet outside Gail's
Desperate for a bit of fresh air? Enjoy a gossip? Join our Walks on the Commons group. We meet regularly at 3.15pm on a Wednesday afternoon for a walk around one of our wonderful Commons. Everybody is welcome 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
  1. About SW11

    SW11 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Battersea, Clapham Junction and is covered by the Wandsworth local authority.

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