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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.

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.

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.

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.

Refill

Refill

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

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

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."

Northcote Road, Battersea is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat, pick up fresh groceries or go for a drink after work.

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William Campbell

There are some breathtaking properties neighbouring Wandsworth Common.

Rupert Greig

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

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Try Time Kids Rugby

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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

Superhero Film Shoots! -Studio Film School Balham

Broomwood Hall School
Inspired by our favourite comic book films, this four day workshop will see us creating green screen effects, dazzling stunts and action set pieces to make a superhero spectacular. Try your hand at filmmaking on an epic scale: the world needs you! For more information, please contact info@studiofilmschool.co.uk. Website

Baby Rhyme Time-Northcote Library

Northcote Library
This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-2 years old. Families can: -listen to popular songs and rhymes that will help --your child learn; -make friends and socialise; and -help develop your child's imagination Website

Toddler Craft Mornings

Cafe 207
It is a chance for children aged two to five years to try out some simple arts and craft in the comfort of the back room in the Café. Parents and carers need to be with their child to help them. We charge a small fee for materials. Website

Buggyfit with Eliza DoAlot

Common Ground Cafe
Buggyfit classes are an hour long, and usually involve a 3 - 5 mile route in total. Classes start with a moderate warm up walk, moving into a power walk or run to raise our heart rates. This is when we start to burn fat! Each class includes group exercises specifically selected to strengthen and tone particular muscle groups, and enable us to cope with the demands of motherhood. We finish off with a cool down and stretch. Prices: £10 to drop in /£42.50 for 5 / £72.50 for 10 Website

Catch Little Stars

Fybre 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

NCT Walks on the Commons

Meet 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

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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