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Sebastian’s guidebook

Sebastian

Sebastian’s guidebook

Pubs & Breweries
While there are numerous great pubs, bars, and restaurants in London, we would like to give you a short overview of places we enjoy going to in our leisure time. All are in walking distance or a very short bus ride. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Situated in the Victorian railway arches by Battersea Power Station is a little known gem in industrial design. Good range of locally brewed beers and they are only too happy to give you a taste. Distance: 1.1 miles / 1.7 km (15-20 min walk) http://batterseabrew.co.uk/
Battersea Brewery
12 - 14 Arches Lane
Situated in the Victorian railway arches by Battersea Power Station is a little known gem in industrial design. Good range of locally brewed beers and they are only too happy to give you a taste. Distance: 1.1 miles / 1.7 km (15-20 min walk) http://batterseabrew.co.uk/
It is an independent microbrewery and only a stone’s throw away. It has got a really cozy tap house offering great craft beer. Distance: 266 feet / 81 m (1 min walk) https://mondobeer.com/
Mondo Brewing Company
86 Stewards Road
It is an independent microbrewery and only a stone’s throw away. It has got a really cozy tap house offering great craft beer. Distance: 266 feet / 81 m (1 min walk) https://mondobeer.com/
This is lovely pub with plenty of seating outside, really nicely furnished inside. Cracking atmosphere with a very mixed crowd. Good choice of beers and delicious pub food. Distance: 0.6 miles / 1 km (11 min walk) https://www.masons-arms-battersea.co.uk/
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The Mason's Arms
169 Battersea Park Rd
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This is lovely pub with plenty of seating outside, really nicely furnished inside. Cracking atmosphere with a very mixed crowd. Good choice of beers and delicious pub food. Distance: 0.6 miles / 1 km (11 min walk) https://www.masons-arms-battersea.co.uk/
Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Clapham High Street, this pub offers a nice beer garden to enjoy a few pints in the sunshine. They have regular events such as theatre/comedy club/open mic night. Distance: 0.8 miles / 1.3 km (16 min walk) https://www.breadandrosespub.com/
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The Bread & Roses
68 Clapham Manor St
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Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Clapham High Street, this pub offers a nice beer garden to enjoy a few pints in the sunshine. They have regular events such as theatre/comedy club/open mic night. Distance: 0.8 miles / 1.3 km (16 min walk) https://www.breadandrosespub.com/
A pub and microbrewery with 70+ gins, weekly comedy night, quiz, live Sunday jazz, DJs, and the best a fully functioning Arcade. Distance: 1.6 miles / 2.5 km (30 min walk / 18 min bus drive) https://www.fourthieves.pub/
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The Four Thieves
51 Lavender Gardens
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A pub and microbrewery with 70+ gins, weekly comedy night, quiz, live Sunday jazz, DJs, and the best a fully functioning Arcade. Distance: 1.6 miles / 2.5 km (30 min walk / 18 min bus drive) https://www.fourthieves.pub/
Neighbourhoods
Apart from the major attraction in Central London, the beautiful parks in Battersea or the bustling Clapham there are many other exciting and vibrant neighbourhoods in London.
Camden (touristic) One of the notorious suburbs, Camden Town offers bustling markets (i.e. Camden Market), swanky restaurants and lively pubs and clubs. With an extensive live music scene, Camden maintains a young and vibrant atmosphere. Its bohemian vibe means it is very chilled out and relaxed, and the street food is a must-try.
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Camden Town
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Camden (touristic) One of the notorious suburbs, Camden Town offers bustling markets (i.e. Camden Market), swanky restaurants and lively pubs and clubs. With an extensive live music scene, Camden maintains a young and vibrant atmosphere. Its bohemian vibe means it is very chilled out and relaxed, and the street food is a must-try.
Shoreditch (touristic) It has become the epicentre of all things creative. Shoreditch is a region full of character retaining an industrial edge with a vibrant entertainment (i.e. Bounce Ping Pong Bar, Bar Kick, Dinerama, Village Underground) and nightlife scene (i.e. Old Street Record Café, Happiness Forgets, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club) It is home to Brick Lane with its vintage shops, food markets and amazing street art / graffiti.
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Shoreditch
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Shoreditch (touristic) It has become the epicentre of all things creative. Shoreditch is a region full of character retaining an industrial edge with a vibrant entertainment (i.e. Bounce Ping Pong Bar, Bar Kick, Dinerama, Village Underground) and nightlife scene (i.e. Old Street Record Café, Happiness Forgets, The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club) It is home to Brick Lane with its vintage shops, food markets and amazing street art / graffiti.
Brixton (non-touristic) Brixton’s rough and gritty history only serves to add to the lively and eclectic nature nowadays. It boasts a thriving creative arts scene and its plethora of pubs (i.e. The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton Brewery Tap Room, White Horse Brixton), clubs (i.e. Phonox, Prince of Wales, Hootananny, Effra Social) and restaurants (i.e. Gremio de Brixton, Negril) also ensures an enjoyable nightlife. With the container village Brixton Pop it does not only house one of London’s greatest street food venues, but also is home to Brixton Village, the biggest and best undercover market in London to taste world food.
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Brixton
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Brixton (non-touristic) Brixton’s rough and gritty history only serves to add to the lively and eclectic nature nowadays. It boasts a thriving creative arts scene and its plethora of pubs (i.e. The Duke of Edinburgh, Brixton Brewery Tap Room, White Horse Brixton), clubs (i.e. Phonox, Prince of Wales, Hootananny, Effra Social) and restaurants (i.e. Gremio de Brixton, Negril) also ensures an enjoyable nightlife. With the container village Brixton Pop it does not only house one of London’s greatest street food venues, but also is home to Brixton Village, the biggest and best undercover market in London to taste world food.
Peckham (non-touristic) The area is one of South London’s coolest neighbourhoods, helped along by its thriving art scene. With highlights including car-park rooftop bar Frank’s Café offering unhindered views over London’s skyline, the indie-store scene around Bellenden Road and endless chic cafés. Other recommendable places to have a great time are Peckham Springs, Peckham Levels, Brick Brewery, or Bar Story.
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Peckham
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Peckham (non-touristic) The area is one of South London’s coolest neighbourhoods, helped along by its thriving art scene. With highlights including car-park rooftop bar Frank’s Café offering unhindered views over London’s skyline, the indie-store scene around Bellenden Road and endless chic cafés. Other recommendable places to have a great time are Peckham Springs, Peckham Levels, Brick Brewery, or Bar Story.
Parks
We do not think it is necessary for us to mention London’s well-known attractions again. We are sure you have done your research. Therefore, we would like to give you a short overview of fun things to do in our neighbourhood.
Most likely one of the most beautiful parks in London overlooking the southern bank of the River Thames. The park boasts amongst its features a grand riverside promenade with Buddhist shrine, and a large lake with islands. There is also a nice café just by the lake. Distance: 0.8 miles / 1.2 km (17 min walk) Note: In Battersea Park the Thames Path section Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge begins passing by hidden haunts and famous landmarks (i.e. Big Ben, London Eye, Tate Modern) We provide a detailed map with our guidebook. It can also be downloaded here: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/thames-path-south-section-2.pdf Note: At the most Western side of Battersea Park you can find St. Albert Bridge, which is illuminated by 4,000 light bulbs at night.
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Battersea Park
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Most likely one of the most beautiful parks in London overlooking the southern bank of the River Thames. The park boasts amongst its features a grand riverside promenade with Buddhist shrine, and a large lake with islands. There is also a nice café just by the lake. Distance: 0.8 miles / 1.2 km (17 min walk) Note: In Battersea Park the Thames Path section Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge begins passing by hidden haunts and famous landmarks (i.e. Big Ben, London Eye, Tate Modern) We provide a detailed map with our guidebook. It can also be downloaded here: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/thames-path-south-section-2.pdf Note: At the most Western side of Battersea Park you can find St. Albert Bridge, which is illuminated by 4,000 light bulbs at night.
A wonderful wide open green space, a place to walk, run and cycle in a bustling area inhabited by young professionals and students. On warm days you will find them having drinks and picnic here. Distance: 1.2 miles / 1.9 km (25 min walk) Note: In Clapham Common the Clapham High Street / Clapham Old Town starts offering an enviable array of fashionable bars (i.e. No. 32 The Old Town), boutiques, and restaurants (i.e. WC Wine & Charcuterie).
Clapham Common North Side
A wonderful wide open green space, a place to walk, run and cycle in a bustling area inhabited by young professionals and students. On warm days you will find them having drinks and picnic here. Distance: 1.2 miles / 1.9 km (25 min walk) Note: In Clapham Common the Clapham High Street / Clapham Old Town starts offering an enviable array of fashionable bars (i.e. No. 32 The Old Town), boutiques, and restaurants (i.e. WC Wine & Charcuterie).
Shopping
The largest mall in Europe with ca. 320 shops. All knowns brands are represented
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Westfield Shopping Centre
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The largest mall in Europe with ca. 320 shops. All knowns brands are represented
Europe’s busiest shopping streets. Several chains have their flagship stores here.
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Oxford Street
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Europe’s busiest shopping streets. Several chains have their flagship stores here.
Home to fashion and lifestyle retailers incl. many independent fashion boutiques.
Carnaby Street
Home to fashion and lifestyle retailers incl. many independent fashion boutiques.
Markets
Saturday (10am–5pm) & Sunday (11am–4pm) Various great gourmet street food vendors. More for Londoners than tourists.
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Maltby Street Market
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Saturday (10am–5pm) & Sunday (11am–4pm) Various great gourmet street food vendors. More for Londoners than tourists.
Monday - Saturday (9am-6pm), Saturday is the main day Diverse and fashionable market in Notting Hill.
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Portobello Road Market
306 Portobello Rd
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Monday - Saturday (9am-6pm), Saturday is the main day Diverse and fashionable market in Notting Hill.
Only on Sundays Oasis of flowers on a lovely street with art galleries next to cupcake shops, vintage clothes stores, and antique shops.
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Columbia Road Flower Market
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Only on Sundays Oasis of flowers on a lovely street with art galleries next to cupcake shops, vintage clothes stores, and antique shops.

Tipps für Reisende

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Train
Wandsworth Road Station (10 min walk) Direct connection: Clapham High Street, Clapham Junction, Peckham, Shoreditch Battersea Park Station (12 min walk) Direct connection: London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Balham, Streatham Hill Queenstown Road Station (15 min walk) Direct connection: Putney, Wandsworth Town, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall, Waterloo
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Bus
Union Road – Bus: 87 (3 min walk) Direct connection: Clapham Junction, Vauxhall, Westminster Bridge, Trafalgar Square Union Road – Bus: 77 (3 min walk) Direct connection: Tooting, Wimbledon, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall, Waterloo Union Road – Bus: 452 (3 min walk) Direct connection: Sloane Square, Chelsea, Knightsbridge (Harrods), Hyde Park (Royal Albert Hall), Notting Hill, Portobello Road Market Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – Bus: 156, & 436 (8 min walk)
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Uber
Another good option is Uber. It is usually cheaper than a taxi and is often a better service too. Download the Uber app on your phone. You can use our invite code “6v0bsc” to get a discount on your first ride.
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Santander Bikes
You can either use the Santander Cycle App (shows you also the location of all stations and bike availability) or simply go to the nearest docking station terminal with your debit or credit card. All steps are explained on the terminal screens. You will receive a code that has to be keyed in next to the chosen bike. Charges: There is a one-off fee of £2 for 24 hours. Within these 24 hours, you can take different bikes as often as you wish. The first 30 min will always be for free. For journeys longer than 30 minutes, you pay £2 for each additional 30 minutes.
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Boat Tour
If you would like to see London’s landmarks from the River Thames a good and cheap option is the Thames Clipper departing at Battersea Power Station Pier (15-20 min walk). Direct connection: London Eye, Tower of London, Canary Wharf or Greenwich. Timetables and maps can be found here: https://www.thamesclippers.com/route-time-table