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VauxWall Climbing Centre

VauxWall Climbing Centre

A little known bouldering centre in the arches. Turn up with your kit for a different kind of work out.

Fentiman Arms

Fentiman Arms

Amazing roast dinners, good red wines and a nice beer garden for when it's warm!

North St. Deli

North St. Deli

In the heart of Clapham Old Town, this deli's very friendly staff sell freshly made salads and sandwiches.

The Jam Tree

The Jam Tree

There are endless food and drink establishments around Clapham Common that have a lively atmosphere and The Jam Tree is included in these. It's amazing in the summer, as the whole front opens up into a terrace. They also do bottomless prosecco brunch at the weekend.

The Stonhouse

The Stonhouse

Amazing food and 50% off your food bill with a Tastecard. Lovely beer garden for balmy evenings and friendly staff.

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Dolphin Square Fitness Club

Peace and quiet, where one goes to ponder and work out all at once!

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.

Tsunami

Tsunami

I was really impressed with this sushi restaurant just off Clapham High Street. They serve very good quality dishes made using fresh ingredients and the atmosphere is perfect for a catch up with friends or a special date night.

No. 32 The Old Town

No. 32 The Old Town

A great bar right off Clapham Common with nice cocktails and good food!

Two Brewers

Two Brewers

Karaoke, drag acts and cabaret, this bar on Clapham High Street is definitely an exciting night out!

Nardulli

Nardulli

Nardulli makes the best ice cream! It is located opposite Clapham Common and there is always a queue outside in the summer. The mint choc chip is delicious!

Clapham Picturehouse

Clapham Picturehouse

Super comfy chairs that tilt backwards for extra comfort, careful you don't fall asleep though. Restaurant/café/bar inside and out.

M. Moen & Sons

M. Moen & Sons

An incredible butcher that's been in Clapham Old Town for years. There's always a queue out the door - pork pies, joints, game, the lot!

Bodean's

Bodean's

Steaks, burgers, ribs, a great atmosphere and many different beers - you'll be left feeling full and satisfied from the generous portions!

Cave

Cave

Great for hidden treasures and shabby chic furniture.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Nine Elms, Clapham North, Stockwell, Pimlico, Clapham, Vauxhall, Battersea, Westminster, Sloane Square and Brixton

"Jutting out from the Underground entrance at Vauxhall Cross are two large metal 'forks' that are covered in solar panels. The energy they supply provides 60% of the station's lighting."

The development of Battersea Power Station is one of the largest and most spectacular in London.

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There are many luxury developments that line the Thames, but St George Wharf has to be one of my favourites.

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It's exciting to see the London landscape transforming around Battersea Power Station...

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  1. I think this area, has beautiful houses, my home is a 20 minutes walk from oval station and 15 minutes walk to stock well station. There are also plenty of good supermarkets within the local area, including; Tesco's, Lidl, Iceland, and Sainsbury's. My Son's school is only a 2 minutes walk from where we're living, and everything in this area almost seems very convenient. It only takes 25 minutes to get to Covent Garden from where we live.

  2. Battersea Park is a lovely area. I live next to the park and have always loved the greenery which is so rare in London. It's just over the river from Chelsea and is well connected by bus and rail.

  3. Battersea is a beautiful, leafy suburban area - in the heart of London. Residential streets with a diverse community - great local shops and boutiques, and minutes from either Waterloo or Clapham Junction. Further, the park!!! Peaceful walks across the park, wildlife flourishing and loads to do with friends and family. It is a great place to start to live and appreciate London life!

  4. I love Vauxhall because of its diversity, cultural backgrounds, convenient. I am able to take the public transport easily and travel to Central London. When I first moved to London from Scotland I was absolutely scared to the change. i was not used to the fast paced environment but I am fascinated in meeting new people for all walks of life. There are a lot of opportunities in London and lots of things to see. The most of all is the fact that I am able to see famous people which is a bonus.

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Child-friendly activities near SW8

Gym Time

Yvonne Carr Centre
A fun excercise session for babies and toddlers. A range of activities to enjoy including: meeting other parents in the area with children in the same age group, a chance to explore new activities with your child, and a place for your child to interact with other children. Website

Music and Story Time

Yvonne Carr Children's Centre
Come along and enjoying making sweet music, dancing and story telling more fun. These sessions are for parents with children aged 5 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Website

ABC Boys

Yvonne Carr Children's Centre
A four week course for parents with boys under 5. Course content: Difference between boys and girls development. How to discipline boys and give them boundries. What boys do and what motivates them. Preparing boys for school. Website

Stay and Play

Yvonne Carr Centre 2
A fun packed session for all the family to join in. A different type of activity each week such as messy play painting and sand play. The benefits of attending these sessions are: interacting with other children, meeting other parents, and having fun. There is no need to book as this is a drop in session. Please bring a change of clothes for messy play sessions. Website

Mother and Baby Yoga

Embody Wellness
Mother and baby postnatal classes are a great way to meet and share with other mums in the local area. Classes are suitable for babies from newborn to crawling. For mums, it's recommended waiting six weeks after a natural birth and eight weeks after a caesarean. Website

Health Visitors Drop-in

Yvonne Carr Centre
At the Health Visitors Drop-in you can get advice and guidance about your child. The clinic offers the chance for you to: to meet the Battersea Health Visitor and the Nursery Nurse, discuss general health issues and worries about your child, have your child weighed, get advice about feeding, and No appointment necessary . Please remember to bring your RED book. Website

About SW8

SW8 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of South Lambeth, Vauxhall, Battersea, Clapham(part), NW area of Stockwell and is covered by the Lambeth and Wandsworth local authorities.

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