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The Tonsleys

A locals' guide to The Tonsleys

"Clapham Junction is the busiest station in Britain measured by the number of trains passing through there every day."

Stephanie Kele

"The legendary Clapham Grand has almost become a rite of passage for Claphamites..."

David Law

"It's fun to watch the ducks swim across the ponds at Wandsworth Common."

Rupert Greig

What is your favourite place?

Where do The Tonsleys locals go?

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.

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.

Marco Polo

An Italian restaurant on the Thames that is perfect for a celebratory meal with someone special.

Wandsworth Park

A beautiful riverside park perfect for a post-work run or a picnic on a sunny day.

Putt in the Park

A fun day out playing crazy golf in Wandsworth Park.

The Hurlingham Club

The perfect setting for summer lawn sports and afternoon tea in the sunshine.

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 Northcote

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

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.

Pizza Metro

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

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

The Glass Dome

Really good steak and on certain nights there is a pianist.

Hally's

A charming little breakfast spot if you're looking for a heavenly breakfast with a healthy twist. Gluten free and vegan options are available - great for yoga bunnies or gym fanatics for a post workout feast! Get there early, or it's queues out the door!

The Breakfast Club

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

Parsons Green

A lovely triangular green that is the centrepiece of this delightful area.

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"So many young flounder fish migrate through Putney each year that they turn the water grey. Sea Bass are also native to this part of the river."

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Child-friendly activities near The Tonsleys

Pepe's toddler group

Baptist Church
We are small friendly group which welcomes everyone! We have a wide range of toys for babies and toddlers. There are two rooms to run around and also a small outside area. Our session includes refreshments for both adults and children, messy/craft activity and at the end we all sing along with our Grandma, The Puppet. It is nice place for children to play, interact or simply just to have a good play! Mummies, nannies and grandparents can have a chat and relax! Free car park next to our church. - Membership of 10 weeks costs £50 per child - £25 per child under 6 months Website

Pepe's Toddler Membership Group

Baptist Church
We are friendly small group maximum of 28 children. We are non profit-making membership based group. Our group is what we all create together. We have two rooms to run around and also small outside area. Boths sessions are carefully planned to meet children needs and interests. Each session includes free play refreshment for both adults and children messy/craft activity and a singing time with our Grandma The Puppet. Our Grandma has started to read a story too! In some sessions children can explore through tactile play and burn their energy in obstacle play. In other words to play with anything from puzzles books cars dolls duplo ride ons slides and more. It is a nice place where children can play interact or just run around. Mummies nannies and grandparents can have a chat and relax. We have a three parties a year when we all sit down and have a nice lunch together! If you drive you can park your car for free in church carpark. If you have any questions please get in touch. For children from the smallest age up to 3 and half years old. Older siblings welcome during school holidays (up to age of 5years old). Attending the group can: give parents/carers a chance to get support and advice, start children meeting and interacting with other children, and help prepare children for starting day care and nursery education. Open on Mondays and Thursdays 10am - 12pm plus some school holiday. New term from the 5th of September until the 18th of November 2013 with a small break on the 26th and 30th of September . We run 10 week terms. Note: We advise that you ring before planning a visit to check all these details are up to date.

Baby Yoga - for Older Babies

St Faith's Church Hall
Fun and toning yoga for Mum's and their little ones. For babies who are on the move - crawling, Cruising or Walking! A term of 10 classes: £110 (£11 per class) Drop in session: £13 per class 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

Basic Maths Course

West Hill Children's Centre 4
This is a service provided by South Thames College to teach parents basic English at either entry level or level 1/2 depending on the results from an assessment. It is aimed at parents who have little or no qualifications. Parents can: gain a recognised qualification, meet new parents, and learn new skills. Spaces are limited so please call to book a place. There is a creche available for children aged 0-5 years, please call to book a place. Website

Basic English

West Hill Children's Centre 4
This is a service provided by South Thames College to teach parents basic English at either entry level or level 1/2 depending on the results from an assessment. It is aimed at parents who have little or no qualifications. Parents can: gain a recognised qualification, meet new parents, and learn new skills. Spaces are limited so please call to book a place. There is a creche available for children aged 0-5 years, please call to book a place. Website

Babies and Crawlers

West Hill Children’s Centre
This is a drop-in session which includes a range of fun activities and equipment specifically designed for babies. These sessions are for parents/carers with babies and crawlers. These sessions offer: parents/carers and children an opportunity to make friends and socialise, opportunities for parents/carers to bond with their children, and a safe place for babies to play. There is no need to book you can just drop in.
  1. About The Tonsleys

    The Tonselys is residential area of old Wandsworth close to the river and town centre, so called because many of the street names have the word "Tonsley" included. It has a village feel with the Old York Road's cafes and shops at its heart. Houses in this area are desired because they retain their Victorian character and are in close proximity to the Wandsworth Town train station. The houses are very popular with city workers, lawyers, advertising executives and other professionals.

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