A locals' guide to SW11
"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
"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 one of south west London's shopping and entertainment destinations."David Law
Where do SW11 locals go?
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
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
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
A lively neighbourhood pub serving great food and Badger ales on draft.
Submitted by Victoria
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
The Breakfast Club
This is the place to go for breakfast in London! Massive portions and breakfast food all day long...
Submitted by James
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
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
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 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?
"Numbering amongst Battersea's wealth of past and present celebrity residents are Bob Geldof, J.K. Rowling and Brian Cox."
Child-friendly activities near SW11
Stay and PlaySomerset Nursery School and Children's Centre
This session offers opportunities for parents and children to engage in a large range of different play experiences and materials. Stay and Play is for parents and their children aged under 3 years old This is an opportunity for children to: begin to form friendships with other children and their families, extend their learning through play and build on previous experiences, engage in well planned activities indoors and outdoors based on their play and interests, and participate in meaningful speaking and listening activities in group time with stories rhymes and action songs. 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
Jiggle Jive dance for under 5sBattersea Arts Centre
The Jiggle Jive drop-in class is based in Clapham, London and is a creative, funky 45 minute dance class for 0 - 3yrs. Jiggle Jive uses lots of fun props and a wide variety of music including Motown, Pop and R&B to get everyone dancing. This class has a relaxed environment allowing children to explore movement, have fun and build confidence using their bodies. 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
Music First and Story TimeChesterton Primary School Dagnall Street London
A session for parent/carers and children to have fun learning songs and stories from around the world. This session is for parent/carers and children up to 5 years. Families and children joining this activity will: have access to a range of multi-cultural instruments, have fun learning new words and phrases, meet other families with children under five years, and learn dance and actions to your favourite nursery songs. There is no need to book just drop-in. Website
Catch Little StarsFybre Fitness Hub,
These dance and drama classes give children a chance be free and creative. The class introduces children to different stories and themes and encourage them to work together and on their own. Classes include creative dancing, poetry and songs, character voices and movement, storytelling and props. £50 for 5 sessions or £90 for 10. Website
SportsFusion Mini KickersLatchmere Leisure Centre Burns Road
SportsFusion Mini Kickers is an innovative program that introduces children aged 3 - 7 to team sports through football. We create a fun, safe and structured environment for our members where they learn the fundamentals of team play, such as respect, communication and sportsmanship. 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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