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Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce

Always great modern European food at this Michelin-starred restaurant. Perfect for a special occasion.

Wandsworth Common

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 Northcote

The Northcote

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

Be At One

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.

Hildreth Street Market

Hildreth Street Market

On a miserable English day, the best place to go to put a 'spring' in your step is Hildreth Street Market, where stall owners sell beautiful seasonal flowers.

Camden Coffee House

Camden Coffee House

If you're feeling tired and in need of a caffeine hit, Camden Coffee House is the place to go! #bestcoffeeintown

Refill

Refill

The best Caribbean restaurant in Tooting Bec and their lunch deal is only £3.50!

Pizza Metro

Pizza Metro

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

Powder Keg Diplomacy

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 Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

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

Jack's at the Junction

Jack's at the Junction

Great breakfasts and always busy!

Balham Bowls Club

Balham Bowls Club

The heartbeat of Balham's nightlife, this vibrant pub is open until 1am Friday and Saturday and also serves food from the bar and dining area.

Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre

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

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery

A cafe selling delicious coffee, cakes, bread and healthy juices ready to go.

Milk

Milk

Amazing place for food and particularly busy at the weekends for breakfast - you can often find queues there, it's so popular!!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Clapham Junction, Balham, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, Battersea, Clapham, Imperial Wharf, Tooting, Southfields and Clapham North

"The 'Toast Rack' running between Trinity Road and Wandsworth Common takes its name from the toast rack shape it has when plotted on a map."

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Rupert Greig

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

Rupert Greig

A great mix of independent and high street stores gives Balham a real community feel that always impresses my clients.

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Drop in Play sessions

Windmill Nursery
Stay and Play sessions aim to help parents/carers learn how to include play in every day routines with their children. These sessions are for parents/carers and their children aged 0-5 years. At the sessions parents/carers will: meet other parents and carers, help their children explore their creativity, discuss child development, and create a learning journey of your childs achievements. Call for more details. Website

Amanda's Action Club

Skylark Cafe,
This class is a fun way to tire little ones out, Amanda gets the kids up and dancing to a variety of songs and with each song there is a themed toy/object for them to shake, hold or play with. Website

St Michaels Carer and Toddler Group

St Michaels Church
Sasha and Carolyn are now running a new Sunday Morning Service 'Buggies and Bibles' (A children's activity service). 0-5 year olds are welcome to join the Group (with Mum, Dad and/or Carer) from 9.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. the second Sunday of every month. Website

Broomwood Methodist Church Parent and Toddler Group

Broomwood Methodist Church
Parent and toddler groups provide a place where parents/carers can take their young children to enjoy play activities and socialise. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 9 months-3 years. 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. Please contact the group to book. Website

Try Time Kids Rugby

Wandsworth Common
The Wandsworth coaching team are experienced and passionate. Lead by a a great mixture of rugby and youth experience, they put together sessions that are great fun and really developmental..... and make kids want to come back week after week. There are 3 age groups that we run at every venue: Rascals - Our Rascals group is the youngest age group and ranges from 2 years old to 3.5 years old. This groups concentrates on motor skills and understanding instruction. Scoundrels - Our middle group is aged between 3.5 years to 5 years old. At this age group we focus on continued motor skills improvement, more complicated instruction and real rugby focused games. Scrummers - Our oldest group is for children aged 5 to 7 years old. In this group we play rugby focused games, including tag based games and really hone skills and attitudes Saturday Session Times Rascals - 10am-11am Scoundrels - 10am-11am and 11.15am-12.15pm Scrummers - 11.15am-12.15pm Website

NCT Battersea Babies & Crawlers

St Michaels Church (main entrance)
Friendly and informal baby group for parents of newborns and crawlers through to those venturing out and taking their first few independent steps. A great opportunity to meet and chat with other parents in the area and to share similar experiences. Newborns to those taking their first steps Donation: £2 Website

OPEN AIR FIT TODDLER DROP-IN CLASSES

Skylark Cafe
The Open Air Fit small group sessions for pre-nursery children provide lots of opportunities for your child to practise and build on developing physical skills.It's important to understand what kids can do and what skills are appropriate for this age: By age 2, toddlers should be able to walk and run well. They may be able to kick a ball and jump in place with both feet. By age 3, toddlers typically are able to balance briefly on one foot, kick a ball forward, throw a ball overarm, catch a ball with stiff arms, and pedal a tricycle. And by age 4 they can manoeuvre accurately around complex obstacles. Website

About Wandsworth Common

Wandsworth Common is a public common in Wandsworth, south London. It is close to Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common railway station. It is wholly in the London borough of Wandsworth. There is a large area to the east of the train line, which is mainly used for competitive sports (mainly football, touch rugby and rounders). There are a number of ponds and a lake, which can be used for fishing (with a permit). Houses on the Wandsworth (SW18) side are in what is known as the 'Toast Rack' and are large Victorian semis and detached homes, some with blue plaques denoting notable residents who previously lived there. Thera are many 'boutique' shops along Bellevue Road, surrounded by up-market Victorian/Edwardian housing.

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