Category Archives: Business

No Boring Beer is now open on Lavender Hill

A few weeks ago we reported that a new beer and wine shop, and tap room, was opening in the former Children of the Mekong charity shop at the eastern end of Lavender Hill. This was a welcome return to … Continue reading

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Works update: Arding & Hobbs at Clapham Junction

It’s been a quiet year for Arding & Hobbs. We have reported on the plans to redevelop our local landmark to modern offices, with a new two storey extension on the roof level; and the work now has full planning … Continue reading

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Lavender Hill retail roundup – September 2021

A cluster of new businesses are on the way at the eastern end of Lavender Hill, which currently houses the street’s only cluster of empty shops. First up is the old Union Street Yoga, who were doing well until the … Continue reading

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A new start for this rather sad cluster of empty buildings on Wandsworth Road?

The junction of Wandsworth Road, North Street and Silverthorne Road has seen happier days. Dilapidated buildings, broken windows, peeling paint, and an air of abandonment, suggest the world has moved on from this little bit of our neighbourhood- in marked … Continue reading

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Broadband chaos in Battersea! But it’s likely to be worth it in the end.

It’s hard to miss the huge broadband work sites all over Lavender Hill – blue fences and rubble abound, and slowly but surely a network of green pipes is being installed under our streets. G. Network, the company behind all … Continue reading

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How have Lavender Hill’s restaurants done during the pandemic?

We’re finally getting back to normal. And the good news is, while the going has been tough and there’s been a lot of hard work and trouble along the way, most of Lavender Hill’s shops and restaurants have made it … Continue reading

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The long-lost Cedars pub: finally restored, but not as a pub

It’s been a bit of an eyesore for years. The Cedars, a large building at 5 Lavender Hill, has been empty for ages since its previous incarnation (late bar / club Ashtar) moved to Vauxhall. Going back further it was … Continue reading

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In pictures: The new Pear Tree Cafe on Clapham Common

A while back we reported on the many changes afoot at Clapham Common’s cafes: all three are changing hands, and a fourth may be on the way. The central cafe, which was formerly La Baita, reopened this weekend after refurbishment … Continue reading

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Wasabi is opening a new branch in Clapham Junction

It’s a tale of modern times. As the Coronavirus has emptied out the city centre, some of the chains who made much of their income from lunch time visits by office workers have had to adapt their approach fast! Pret … Continue reading

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Megan’s innovative new outdoor restaurant on the Common opens this Friday

We’ve taken a quick look behind the scenes. Small-but-growing local business Megan’s took a new lease on the long-closed and dilapidated Recovery Cafe next to the skate park & basketball courts, and for the last month they have since been … Continue reading

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