London area of SW11 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SW11 neighbourhood

Comprising of Battersea and Clapham Junction, SW11 is home to Britain's busiest railway station as well as a complementary mix of trendy young professionals and well-to-do families. The area between Wandsworth and Clapham Commons is known as "nappy valley", where yummy mummies do brunch with their buggies along the lovely, bustling Northcote Road with its posh market and pretty cafes. In the early evening, the bars and restaurants take over to cater for the young-trendies and this pocket including Battersea Rise, St John's Road and Lavender Hill prepares to party in style. Going north towards the Thames from Clapham Junction, is a bit less gentrified than the other side of the track but you'll still find lots of good pubs and restaurants along Battersea Park Road as well as the excellent Battersea Park and Children's Zoo and the iconic, disused edifice of Battersea Power Station. This is almost exclusively a residential area and not a hub for hotels, but it's definitely worth a day trip.

See our recommended nearby SW11 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SW11 Hotels

in or near SW11
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment
Dolphin Square, SW1V
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
 
 
 
Eccleston Square Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
37 Eccleston Square, SW1V
The grade II listed Eccleston Square Hotel provides unique accommodation in central London. Bordering Belgravia and Victoria, the boutique hotel is ideally located to explore the ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-Victoria
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
106 - 110 Belgrave Rd, SW1V
Victoria is one of the great transport hubs of London, a bustling area that offers great connections to the rest of the capital and the South ... More
 
 
 

SW11 Entertainment

in or near SW11
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The Battersea Barge
London > Entertainment > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW11, London SW8
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 

SW11 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SW11
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Battersea Power Station
London > Attractions > Sights
Circus West, Sopwith Way, SW11, London SW8
The masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, the Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its huge ... More
 
 
 
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Purple Dragon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Grosvenor Waterside, 30 Gatliff Road, SW11, London SW1W
Purple Dragon is a dream playground, kindergarten, day nursery and private members' for kids. Relocated from its original location in Battersea, the exclusive club occupies ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Royal Hospital Road, SW11, London SW3
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 

SW11 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SW11
Pimlico Laundrette
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
3 Westmoreland Terrace, SW11, London SW1V
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Peta Smyth
London > Shopping > House and Garden
42 Moreton Street, SW11, London SW1V
Antique Textiles... More
 
 
 
Pimlico Books
London > Shopping > Books
34 Moreton Street, SW11, London SW1V
Second-hand books.... More
 
 
 

SW11 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SW11 London?
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Goya Pimlico
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
34 Lupus Street, Pimlico, SW11, London SW1V
Spanish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
46 Moreton Street, SW11, London SW1V
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Millbank Spice
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
34 - 38 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW11, London SW1V
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 

SW11 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SW11.
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW11, London SW8
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, SW11, London SW1W
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
 
 
 
Jugged Hare
London > Nightlife > Pubs
172 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW11, London SW1V
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SW11 Nightlife

SW11 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Gallery
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Lupus Street, SW11, London SW1V
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SW11 Leisure

SW11 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, SW11, London SW11
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ... More
 
 
 
Dolphin Square Sports Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
Dolphin Square, SW11, London SW1V
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Zest! Heatlth and Fitness Spa
London > Leisure > Fitness
Dolphin Square Hotel, Dolphin Square, SW11, London SW1V
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SW11 Education

in or near SW11
Pimlico Academy
London > Education > Lupus Street, SW11, London SW1V
Pimlico Academy is a non-fee paying school in South West London. The facilities are often used for community activities and car boot sales on weekends, evenings ... More
 
 
 

SW11 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SW11.
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW11, London SW8
In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, the Battersea Barge is a unique venue that's open daily for food, drink and ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, SW11, London SW3
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW11, London SW3
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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