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.
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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 ...
The best shops and markets in or near London's SW11
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 ...
The best pubs in or near London SW11.
Nine Elms Tavern
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 ...
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 ...
Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SW11.