Guidebook for London

Chas

Guidebook for London

Food Scene
Normal, local French restaurant, inventive but unpretentious.
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Augustine Kitchen
63 Battersea Bridge Rd
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Normal, local French restaurant, inventive but unpretentious.
Local daytime Italian restaurant, originally for local Italian workers. Local favourite for authentic local Italian food.
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Capitan Corelli
132 Battersea Park Rd
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Local daytime Italian restaurant, originally for local Italian workers. Local favourite for authentic local Italian food.
Famous old British restaurant. The place they used to take American presidents for authentic English food. See the pictures.
Jack's Place
12 York Rd
Famous old British restaurant. The place they used to take American presidents for authentic English food. See the pictures.
The centre of old Battersea has restaurants, deli's, convenience shop and cafes. The area has been mostly pedestrianised.
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Battersea Square
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The centre of old Battersea has restaurants, deli's, convenience shop and cafes. The area has been mostly pedestrianised.
Local street market and covered market which is being gentrified into a place for sour dough pizza and other hipster type foods.
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Brixton Market
16B Electric Ave
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Local street market and covered market which is being gentrified into a place for sour dough pizza and other hipster type foods.
Traditional British cafe. It's where blue collar workers go for lunch to eat traditional working class food.
Feedwell Cafe
126 Battersea Park Rd
Traditional British cafe. It's where blue collar workers go for lunch to eat traditional working class food.
Hole in the wall ice cream. When the Italians came to London they were selling ice cream. This place makes ice cream for the ice cream vans and sells ice cream out of their window. Or you can sit down next door at Capitan Corelli. This is an ordinary ice cream place. It is genuinely authentic "gelato" and not the reimagined hipster, Italian snob product.
Gigi Ices
130 Battersea Park Rd
Hole in the wall ice cream. When the Italians came to London they were selling ice cream. This place makes ice cream for the ice cream vans and sells ice cream out of their window. Or you can sit down next door at Capitan Corelli. This is an ordinary ice cream place. It is genuinely authentic "gelato" and not the reimagined hipster, Italian snob product.
Jordanian ice cream shop. They freeze the ice cream in front of you from liquids. They make a lot of strange and interesting flavours. It's fresher and more natural than the "gelato" places and adds theatre to the high price of your ice cream.
Four Winters
103 Gloucester Rd
Jordanian ice cream shop. They freeze the ice cream in front of you from liquids. They make a lot of strange and interesting flavours. It's fresher and more natural than the "gelato" places and adds theatre to the high price of your ice cream.
Tooting has a wide variety of Indian Restaurants. South Indian, Mughal, Goan, Bengali, pretty much everything. This is where established Indians go to eat as well as the ordinary Indian community. I recommend choosing something here much more than going to Brick Lane for an ordinary British Bengali curry. https://www.zomato.com/london/tooting-restaurants/indian
Upper Tooting Road
Tooting has a wide variety of Indian Restaurants. South Indian, Mughal, Goan, Bengali, pretty much everything. This is where established Indians go to eat as well as the ordinary Indian community. I recommend choosing something here much more than going to Brick Lane for an ordinary British Bengali curry. https://www.zomato.com/london/tooting-restaurants/indian
Ordinary local British Bengali (Indian) restaurant.
Battersea Tandoori
515 Battersea Park Rd
Ordinary local British Bengali (Indian) restaurant.
Local Argentine steak house. It's okay. It's the closest steak house.
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Bariloche
145-149 Battersea High St
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Local Argentine steak house. It's okay. It's the closest steak house.
Local Fish & Chips, kebabs, etc.
Themis
505 Battersea Park Rd
Local Fish & Chips, kebabs, etc.
English meat pies
Golden Pie
188 Lavender Hill
English meat pies
Drinks & Nightlife
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Draft House Westbridge
74-76 Battersea Bridge Rd
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The Prince Albert
85 Albert Bridge Road
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Duke Of Cambridge
228 Battersea Bridge Rd
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Bunga Bunga Battersea
37 Battersea Bridge Rd
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The Lighthouse
441 Battersea Park Rd
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Live Balkan, Gypsy music.
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Le QuecumBar & Brasserie
42-44 Battersea High St
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Live Balkan, Gypsy music.
Local nightclub. Not so expensive, you can sit and talk as well as dance. It's where people go after pubs on the King's Road without needing guest lists or reservations.
151 King's Rd
151 King's Rd
Local nightclub. Not so expensive, you can sit and talk as well as dance. It's where people go after pubs on the King's Road without needing guest lists or reservations.
Sightseeing
Large Japanese Pagoda.
The London Peace Pagoda
Large Japanese Pagoda.
Our Parish church built in 1773, beautiful ancient religious spot on the Thames. Contains grave of Benedict Arnold.
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St Mary's Church, Battersea
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Our Parish church built in 1773, beautiful ancient religious spot on the Thames. Contains grave of Benedict Arnold.
The Queen's official residence in London.
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Palais de Buckingham
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The Queen's official residence in London.
Where people argue with each other and call it freedom.
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Palais de Westminster
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Where people argue with each other and call it freedom.
Famous abbey next to parliament.
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Westminster Abbey
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Famous abbey next to parliament.
The freshest air in London is along the river.
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Chelsea Embankment
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The freshest air in London is along the river.
Iconic local bridge, a five minute walk away. Feature in many films, tv shows and adverts. it's a cantilever suspension bridge, built on the same model as Tower Bridge - but they changed it during construction to reduce the size and not allow it to open. Along with Tower Bridge; it's one of only two cantilever suspension bridge. You can think of it as the little sister to Tower Bridge.
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Albert Bridge
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Iconic local bridge, a five minute walk away. Feature in many films, tv shows and adverts. it's a cantilever suspension bridge, built on the same model as Tower Bridge - but they changed it during construction to reduce the size and not allow it to open. Along with Tower Bridge; it's one of only two cantilever suspension bridge. You can think of it as the little sister to Tower Bridge.
Getting Around
Connections to Gatwick and the south
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Clapham Junction
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Connections to Gatwick and the south
for connections to Heathrow. The Picadilly line, Circle and District lines.
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South Kensington
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for connections to Heathrow. The Picadilly line, Circle and District lines.
Local train station into Victoria and for south london
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Battersea Park Railway Station
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Local train station into Victoria and for south london
Local Railways station for Vauxhall and Waterloo
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L.S.W.R. Queen's Road Station
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Local Railways station for Vauxhall and Waterloo
Major local train terminus.
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Gare de Londres Victoria
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Major local train terminus.
London's intercity coach terminal
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Victoria Coach Station
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London's intercity coach terminal
local bus stop
Petworth Street (Stop BF)
local bus stop
Bus stop when heading north
Ethelburga Street
Bus stop when heading north
Vauxhall Underground is the best for Victoria line. Which is one of the fastest undergound lines. Take the train from Queenstown Road or the 344 from Battersea Park Road to get there.
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Vauxhall
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Vauxhall Underground is the best for Victoria line. Which is one of the fastest undergound lines. Take the train from Queenstown Road or the 344 from Battersea Park Road to get there.
local car rental
Avis Car Hire
145 Battersea Park Rd
local car rental
Essentials
Local launderette. Service wash or wait.
Cozy Kleen Launderette
154 Battersea Bridge Rd
Local launderette. Service wash or wait.
Local quality supermarket. Has what a larger UK supermarket has, but less space.
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Co-op Food - Battersea
37 Battersea Bridge Road
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Local quality supermarket. Has what a larger UK supermarket has, but less space.
Petrol Station
BP Service Station
15-25 Parkgate Rd
Petrol Station
Local convenience store for essentials.
Costcutter
166-168 Battersea Bridge Rd
Local convenience store for essentials.
Local municipal gym, day passes for swimming and weights room. Victorian heritage building, recently renovated.
Chelsea Sports Centre
Local municipal gym, day passes for swimming and weights room. Victorian heritage building, recently renovated.
local gym, you can get a day pass online. Not very big, but it's in the park.
Battersea Park Millennium Arena
local gym, you can get a day pass online. Not very big, but it's in the park.
Local Pharmacy/ Chemist/ Drug Store
Healthchem Battersea
166-168 Battersea Bridge Rd
Local Pharmacy/ Chemist/ Drug Store
Local Post Office
Battersea Bridge Road Sub -Post Office
72 Battersea Bridge Rd
Local Post Office
Parks & Nature
The Pagoda, the Zoo, children's cycle hire, jogging, boating, GoApe tree adventures, mini-golf, cafe's, lawns, lakes and gardens.
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Battersea Park
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The Pagoda, the Zoo, children's cycle hire, jogging, boating, GoApe tree adventures, mini-golf, cafe's, lawns, lakes and gardens.
Local zoo
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Battersea Park Children's Zoo
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Local zoo
The local playground
Battersea Park Playground
The local playground
The largest park in South West London is a massive wildlife reserve full of deer.
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Richmond Park
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The largest park in South West London is a massive wildlife reserve full of deer.
Shopping
Old fashioned knitting and wool shop. Check opening hours.
Honor Parry
206 Battersea Park Rd
Old fashioned knitting and wool shop. Check opening hours.
Local clone town high street. All department stores and chain stores here. Take the 49 or 345 from local bus stop.
Saint John's Roadclapham
53 St John's Rd
Local clone town high street. All department stores and chain stores here. Take the 49 or 345 from local bus stop.
Local upmarket shopping street. Boutiques, micro chains, up market chain shops, department stores, etc. take the 19, 49 or 345. Or walk over the bridge
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King's Road
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Local upmarket shopping street. Boutiques, micro chains, up market chain shops, department stores, etc. take the 19, 49 or 345. Or walk over the bridge