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33 Parkgate Road, Battersea, SW11 4NP
 
 
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www.testbed1.com
 

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Testbed1Housed in an ex-dairy warehouse in Battersea, Testbed1 is a creative, experimental arts "space with no agenda" which launched in spring 2010. Further insight into the project comes with the group's first tweet on their Twitter account, which reads: "Test Bed: implicitly a place for testing. For testing... what exactly? A wisp of a thought, a nugget of an idea, the beginning of a dream." It is overseen by The Committee With No Agenda, which includes architect Will Alsop, artist Bruce McLean, ex-Riverside Studios creative director David Gothard, Kevin Cassandro and writer Mel Gooding, among others. For a look around the space and the latest listings go to www.testbed1.com.

 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  23% off
Imperial Road, SW6 | 14 minutes from Testbed1
Located at Imperial Wharf, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is nearby to the chic Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Famous London attractions ... More
 
 
 
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £121  29% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 16 minutes from Testbed1
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  27% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 16 minutes from Testbed1
The Sydney House Chelsea is a converted town house located in a Grade II listed building, just moments from the King's Road in London's fashionable Chelsea ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Arts Centres nearest Testbed1

Nearest to Testbed1
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 2.3 miles from Testbed1
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Riverside Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Crisp Road, W6 | 2.6 miles from Testbed1
Riverside Studios has a little bit of everything under its roof, including a cinema, cafe and studio theatre. The cinema is one of the few in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Lavender Hill, SW11 | 19 minutes from Testbed1
Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres and art venues in the capital. A ... More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Testbed1

Near Testbed1
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Le QuecumBar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
42-44 Battersea High Street, SW11 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
Hot Club Gypsy Swing is a bizarrely niche musical genre for a wine bar in Battersea. Live acts vary depending on which night of the week ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Theatre 503
London > Entertainment > Theatres
503 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 10 minutes from Testbed1
Originally created by the team behind the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, the 503 is a well-designed theatre nestled above the busy Latchmere pub on Battersea ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
606 Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
90 Lots Road, SW10 | 11 minutes from Testbed1
Lots Road may be associated with auctions and designer showrooms, but it is also home to the 606 Club. This club will appeal to people looking ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Testbed1

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Ongoing
Anneke Kampman, Labour's Own Sounding Ideal
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd January to 31st March 2019 - 11am-5pm
Testbed1, Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
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The Spring Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th to 14th Apr 2019
Testbed1, Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
Held at The Marquee at Battersea Park in January, April and October each year, the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair brings together 150 exhibitors from the ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Testbed1

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Testbed1
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Battersea Park Children's Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
Battersea Park Children's Zoo is home to a host of glorious creatures. There are farmyard animals, lemurs, otters and monkeys, as well as peacocks which roam ... More
 
 
 
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Pump House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
Built in 1861, the Pump House Gallery was originally a Victorian water tower supplying water to the lakes and cascades in Battersea Park. Following renovation, the ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: Carlyle's House
London > Attractions > Museums
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Testbed1
A Queen Anne Town House occupied by historian and 'Sage of Chelsea' Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane from 1834-1881. A man of letters, Thomas Carlyle ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Testbed1

The best shops and markets near Testbed1
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Battersea Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Chelsea Car Park, Carriage Drive North, Battersea Park, SW11 | 8 minutes from Testbed1
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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Manolo Blahnik
London > Shopping > Shoes
49-51 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
The A-list shoe: immaculately fashionable, resolutely feminine, reassuringly expensive. Better than chocolate.... More
 
 
 
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Biondi
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
55B Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
A common problem when it comes to buying bikinis is that your top doesn’t necessarily equate to the size of your bottom – we’ve all been ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Testbed1

What are the best dining options near Testbed1 London?
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The Butcher and Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
39-41 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
A butcher, deli, restaurant and bar in one, this eaterie just two minutes from Battersea Park is a great spot for some weekend lounging. Because this ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Doodle Bar
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
33 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
Located off Battersea's beaten track, within the ex-dairy warehouse Testbed1, the Doodle Bar is a venue ideal for the creative types. Found through a dark alley ... More
 
 
 
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The Oak SW11
London > Restaurants >
39 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
The fourth site from Out of The Woods Restaurant Group, which also owns The Oak W2 in Notting Hill, The Bird in Hand ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Testbed1

Near Testbed1
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 26 minutes from Testbed1
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 34 minutes from Testbed1
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Testbed1

Testbed1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Go Ape - Battersea
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
Release your inner gorilla at Go Ape and climb among the tallest tree tops in Battersea Park. This particular ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Testbed1
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
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
 
 
 
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Pubs near Testbed1

The best pubs near London Testbed1.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Doodle Bar
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
33 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
Located off Battersea's beaten track, within the ex-dairy warehouse Testbed1, the Doodle Bar is a venue ideal for the creative types. Found through a dark alley ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Westbridge Public House and Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
74 - 76 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
A lovely traditional pub with an aim to create a place which has the informality and warmth of a pub but the food, drink and service ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Prince Albert
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
85, Albert Bridge Rd, Battersea, Battersea, London SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Testbed1

Testbed1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dusk
London > Nightlife > Bars
339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 12 minutes from Testbed1
Swish, Battersea "style bar" with Oriental decadence and award-winning cocktails. Escape the clamour of West End clubs with this out-of-town, style bar alternative. High standards, a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lost Society
London > Nightlife > Bars
339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 12 minutes from Testbed1
Late night South London hotspot Lost Society has moved to Battersea and the makeover has ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 15 minutes from Testbed1
From the people who brought you Barts, Maggie's and Bunga Bunga, Beaver Lodge is a mountain cabin and dance ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Testbed1

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Testbed1.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Testbed1
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Testbed1
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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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Testbed1
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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Wolfie
Theatre | Until 13th April 2019 

Theatre 503 10 minutes walk from Testbed1

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Dan Torres
Concerts | On 25th March 2019 

606 Club 11 minutes walk from Testbed1

The singer-songwriter and guitarist performs Brazilian-influenced jazz with guitarists Lloyd Jerwood and Richie Aikman, bassist Sonny Winslow and drummer Ally ...More

Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2019 

Saatchi Gallery 17 minutes walk from Testbed1

Bringing together the work of nine international contemporary artists, Saatchi Gallery presents its new exhibition, Kaleidoscope. The event examines the ...More

 
Homegrown Festival: Occupy
Homegrown Festival: Occupy
Theatre | Until 12th April 2019 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 19 minutes walk from Testbed1

Occupy expands Battersea Arts Centre's annual Homegrown Festival of young voices and emerging talent from four days to four weeks. ...More

 
High Rise Estate Of Mind
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 19 minutes walk from Testbed1

Hip hop theatre company Beats & Elements expose young people's fears about being unable to afford to live somewhere clean ...More

Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th March 2019 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) 19 minutes walk from Testbed1

BAC's Beatbox Academy adapts Mary Shelly's tale using beatbox, singing, rapping, DJs and jamming....More

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