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
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.
Submitted by Daisy
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 Breakfast Club
This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...
Submitted by James
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
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
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
This rustic pub should be your first stop when going for drinks along Northcote Road. They also serve great pub grub.
Submitted by Daisy
A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.
Submitted by David
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.
Submitted by Tania
A great place for lunch on a sunny day overlooking Chelsea Harbour.
Submitted by Clodagh
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.
Submitted by Luke
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."
"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."
"Battersea is close to Chelsea and Central London."
"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!"
"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."
"Lots of parks, restaurants and friendly people."
What do you like about SW11?
Did you know?
"Inaccurately named, Clapham Junction Station is in fact in Battersea and is the busiest railway station in the UK."
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 ClinicSomerset 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
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 LearnChesterton 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 FunBattersea 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 CommonsMeet 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 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
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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