Focus on: Northcote Road

Discover the best spots to eat, shop, learn and play in the heart of Battersea


Battersea is an area that has the highest percentage of under fives in the country, so rest assured you’ll never be short of things to do with your new addition.

Monkey Music

Baby Wednesdays
Swing by the Pottery Café and enjoy a free tea or coffee when your print your baby’s footprints on the cafés beautiful pottery. Super family-friendly, you’ll find plenty of space for buggies, too. Booking essential.

Monkey Music
For mini musicians aged three months onwards, classes at Happy Faces are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – a great way to meet new mums and dads.

Buggy Fit
Mums and their little ones can be found flocking to Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common for weekly Buggy Fit classes.

Pre & Postnatal Yoga
Head to Battersea Yoga for its fantastic classes for both before and after birth.



The eating options are so varied on this road, whether you’re looking for a spot of brunch or babycinno with the little one, you’ll find something to suit your taste.

Harissa sea bream at Jan

Without the kids?
The recently opened Jan offers Northcote frequenters a truly unique dining experience. Perfect for a date night, enjoy Caspian flavours, punchy cocktails in a decadent setting. Don’t forget to order the topped flatbread – delicious!

With the kids?
Bertie and Boo
Parents can enjoy a spot of lunch, while little ones play – now, that’s a nice thought.

Battersea Arts Centre
A small jump from Northcote Road, you’ll find a café, indoor play centre and lots of family activities to enjoy.

Turquoise Holidays
Award-winning Turquoise Holidays will make planning your family trip a breeze.

Stormont Health Clinic
Discover a free weekly session for new mothers who want to breastfeed. This is a great, relaxed environment to ask any questions you may have about parenthood. Sessions usually take place every Monday, 10-11.30am.


If it’s baby products you’re after, Northcote Road has everything from the perfect pushchair to baby’s first babygrow.

One Four Four, Mamas & Papas boutique

A family-owned company for more than 20 years, Peppermint Battersea has advisors on hand to help you find the best baby product for you, whether you’re shopping for high chairs, pram systems or car seats.
56 Northcote Road

One Four Four
Part showroom, part community space, the boutique offers an edited range of Mamas & Papas’ most popular products alongside a host of wellbeing experiences.
144 Northcote Road

From shoes to scooters, you’ll find plenty of shopping inspiration at Trotters. Since opening its doors 10 years ago, its become a real Clapham hot-spot for mums and tots.
86 Northcote Road

Looking for a nursery?

Abacus Ark Clapham Junction, 020 7624 5718, | The Marmalade Cat, 020 8265 5224, | Northcote House, 020 7924 3696,