Testbed1

 
 
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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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Hotels near Testbed1

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The Chelsea Harbour Hotel London
The Chelsea Harbour Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £108  36% off
Chelsea Harbour, SW10 | 12 minutes from Testbed1
Now owned by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, The Chelsea Harbour is a 5 star luxury all-suite hotel ideally located for both business and leisure travellers. It ...More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea London
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £47  27% 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
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £87  36% 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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Arts Centres nearest Testbed1

Nearest to Testbed1
Riverside Studios London
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
 
 
 
Southbank Centre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2.9 miles from Testbed1
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ...More
 
 
 
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) London
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
Le QuecumBar London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Theatre 503 London
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
 
 
 
606 Club London
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

Near Testbed1
Thousand Monkeys London
Ends Today
Thousand Monkeys
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd February 2015 - 6pm
Le QuecumBar, 42-44 Battersea High Street, SW11 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
The London-based group performs its own take on Gypsy jazz....More
 
 
 
Into The Woods London
Now On
Into The Woods
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February 2015 at 12noon and 2.50pm
Cineworld Chelsea, 279 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 | 10 minutes from Testbed1
The Baker and his wife yearn for a child but cannot conceive. The Witch, who lives next door, promises the couple their heart's desire if they ...More
 
 
 
Dill Katz London
On Soon
Dill Katz
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 4th February 2015 - 9.45pm
606 Club, 90 Lots Road, SW10 | 11 minutes from Testbed1
Jazz fusion from the bassist and his band....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Testbed1

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Testbed1
Battersea Park Children's Zoo London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Pump House Gallery London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
National Trust: Carlyle's House London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Battersea Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Manolo Blahnik London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Biondi London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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?
The Butcher and Grill London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
The Doodle Bar London
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
 
 
 
Augustine Kitchen London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Augustine Kitchen
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
63 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
With a CV that reads like a list of the best French restaurants in France and the UK, Franck Raymond, lattery head chef of Mon Plaisir ...More
 
 
 
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Education near Testbed1

Near Testbed1
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, 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
 
 
 
Dana Centre London
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
 
 
 
The London School of Painting and Drawing London
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.
Chelsea Physic Garden London
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
 
 
 
Battersea Park London
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
 
 
 
Kayaking London London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kayaking London
London > Leisure >
Cremorne Riverside, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road, SW10 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
Based in the Cremorne Riverside Centre on the waterfront at Chelsea, Kayaking London offers a variety of trips, tours and bespoke experiences enabling the public to ...More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Testbed1

The best pubs near London Testbed1.
The Doodle Bar London
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
 
 
 
The Westbridge Public House and Dining Rooms London
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
 
 
 
The Prince Albert London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Prince Albert
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
85, Albert Bridge Rd, Battersea, SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
Gastropub...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Testbed1

Testbed1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Dusk London
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
 
 
 
Eighty Six London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 16 minutes from Testbed1
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ...More
 
 
 
Barts London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 18 minutes from Testbed1
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Testbed1

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Testbed1.
Chelsea Physic Garden London
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
 
 
 
National Army Museum London
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
 
 
 
Royal Hospital Chelsea London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Snowdrop Days 2015
Snowdrop Days 2015
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Chelsea Physic Garden 8 minutes walk from Testbed1

See the snowdrops at the historic botanical gardens and enjoy a walk through nature at the charming Chelsea Physic Garden, ...More

 
Trio Manouche
Concerts | On 2nd February 2015 

606 Club 11 minutes walk from Testbed1

The group plays Gypsy jazz and swing....More

Meeting Maylis De Kerangal
Exhibitions | On 2nd February 2015 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 22 minutes walk from Testbed1

Talk + Book signing....More

London Guitar Night
Music | Until 2nd February 2015 

The Troubadour 24 minutes walk from Testbed1

A varied showcase of guitar-based music....More

The Hot Club Of Boisdale
Concerts | Until 30th March 2015 

Boisdale Of Belgravia 1.37 miles from Testbed1

Stephane Grappelli's one-time guitarist, Jeff Green, performs with Mike Piggott to recreate the gypsy jazz sound of the Grappelli and ...More

Initiating Drawing
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2015 

Royal College of Art 1.61 miles from Testbed1

Life drawing class with Martin Morris....More

School Of Communications Work-In-Progress Show
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2015 

Royal College of Art 1.61 miles from Testbed1

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Streamz CV Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 30th March 2015 

South Lambeth Library 1.9 miles from Testbed1

A chance to improve your job-seeking skills and techniques....More

Listening Room
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2015 

Tate Britain 1.94 miles from Testbed1

Artist Iris Garrelfs records stories and will later edit the audio recordings into a sound installation in this participatory event....More

Dedicated to Kanye West - A Night of Yeezy
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd February 2015 

Notting Hill Arts Club 2.38 miles from Testbed1

Martin2smoove plays tunes by Kanye West, from all his hit songs to remixes, influences and mixtapes....More

 

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London 2015: New Openings
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Burns Night in London
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From traditional suppers to comedy extravaganzas, London provides a number of options for celebrating Burns Night. So, grab a ...More

 
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Brixton Academy

The four-times BRITs nominated indie blues-folk star plays at Brixton Academy as part of a sold out UK tour five ...More

 
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Concerts | 24th February 2015 - 2nd March 2015 

Brixton Academy

Indie-rock with elements of country from the four-strong band from Philadelphia fronted by Adam Granduciel. With their November tour having ...More

Valentine's Day Cooking for Two
Valentine's Day Cooking for Two
Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

Billingsgate Seafood School

If dinner for two cooked by someone else seems all too easy and cliché this Valentine's Day, head to the ...More

 
MOVE IT
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Dance | 13th February 2015 - 15th February 2015 

Olympia London

The UK's largest dance event features performances by Strictly Come Dancing stars Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor, Got To Dance ...More

 
Jinjuu
Jinjuu
Opened 13th January 2015 

Described by the Evening Standard as one of the "best new London restaurants opening in 2015" before it even opened, ...More

 
Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar
Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar
Opens 3rd February 2015 

Nick Lloyd Webber (son of Andrew) has created his first original score for the stage for this musical version of ...More

 
The Tommy Tucker
The Tommy Tucker
Opened January 2015 

Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
 
 
 
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