Lavender Hill for Me is a community website working to support Lavender Hill, a neighbourhood in Battersea, London and a home to about 250 shops, restaurants and small businesses. We take an active interest in developments that could improve Lavender Hill for residents, traders and visitors.
- It all goes wrong at Donna Margherita on Lavender Hill
- The surprising history of a smelly alley behind some bins near Battersea Park
- After decades of service, Hill Launderette fades in to history
- A takeaway disaster: was this Lavender Hill’s shortest-lived business?
- A rare high-rise industrial building being planned for Havelock terrace
- Clapham Junction’s Lidl supermarket is growing
- Controversial but useful – new offices & workspaces coming to Culvert Road in 2024
- New opening: Remedy Kitchen
- Battersea Park Station: Step-free at last?
- Opening soon on Lavender Hill: Marhaba Minimarket & butchers
- Arding & Hobbs in Clapham Junction: The first signs of what the redeveloped building will look like
- A spruce up for the Battersea Business Centre on Lavender Hill
- The enduring mystery of Sisters Avenue’s giant blue shed
- Retail roundup: new shops & businesses coming to Lavender Hill
- Battersea’s Rush Hill Road: History of a south London street
- Take a moment to appreciate the architecture of Battersea’s Reference Library
- New business in an unusual location: AL Coffee Roasters, a Colombian coffee roastery on Culvert Road
- In pictures: Wandsworth’s newest Council estate
- London photographer Ricky Leaver has a pop-up gallery, on Lavender Hill until 16th October
- Donna Margherita: back from the brink?
- All welcome to help build the community garden next to Battersea Arts Centre
- Up for sale: The Asparagus pub on Falcon Road
- The ‘Commercial Buildings’ ghost sign on Lavender Hill is back
- The Cedars Road Estate: A tale of two ambitious architects
- Tough times at No Boring Beer
- New occupant of the old Cornerstone Bookshop: Thermomix
- A refresh for Clapham Baptist Church’s mural
- Another new pub for Clapham Junction
- Queenstown Road station’s new entrance – progress at last?
- The 1960s canopy around Clapham Junction’s Arding & Hobbs building is coming down
- A bold new look for Khan’s Indian restaurant
- Several new cycle sheds on the streets & estates around Lavender Hill
- Donna Margherita: Is this goodbye?
- The new rooftop floor is appearing Clapham Junction’s landmark Arding & Hobbs building
- Fabrics Galore, celebrating 30 years of saving good people from bad fabrics…
- Reopened: Maiella Worth Cafe
- Back to the future with a new front entrance for the Clapham Grand
- Carpetman, the new occupier of Mr Liu’s old takeaway
- The lost community & uncertain future of Culvert Road
- Revealed: The first two new businesses replacing Debenhams in Clapham Junction
- The 1998 Motorcycle Murders on Lavender Hill
- An unusual new house for the Shaftesbury Estate
- New cafe: Maiella Worth, 789 Wandsworth Road
- A new ‘tiny house’ house for Marney Road?
- A cluster of new office developments is coming soon to Queenstown Road
- In Pictures: Ashley Crescent at dusk
- Farewell to The Corner Stone bookshop on Lavender Hill
- Has anyone forgotten a boat on Queenstown Road?
- In pictures: Lavender Hill’s fading mural still has plenty of charm
- Lavender Hill’s mystery weathervane
- A chance Google Street View encounter in Clapham
- Brace yourselves for a flood of lamp post advertising banners
- The complex past & intriguing future of the Boots site on Falcon Lane
- Work begins on the controversial block of flats on Parma Crescent
- A new start for the old Royal British Legion on Lavender Hill
- In pictures: Lavender Hill Fish & Chips is opening a sister business next door
- No Boring Beer is now open on Lavender Hill
- Works update: Arding & Hobbs at Clapham Junction
- Exhibition and play on John Archer, the first Black Mayor in London – this Friday at Battersea Arts Centre
- A new tower on Battersea Park Road – with 213 flats!
- Changes at the Holy Trinity Church on the Common
- Lavender Hill retail roundup – September 2021
- A new start for this rather sad cluster of empty buildings on Wandsworth Road?
- Legal challenge to Lambeth on their approach to Clapham Common
- The Gideon Road Estate, off Lavender Hill, is getting several new buildings
- Broadband chaos in Battersea! But it’s likely to be worth it in the end.
- A new interesting beer shop & bar on the way for Lavender Hill
- The Lavender Hill / Latchmere Road junction is being rebuilt
- How have Lavender Hill’s restaurants done during the pandemic?
- The long-lost Cedars pub: finally restored, but not as a pub
- A new type of extension on the Shaftesbury estate
- In pictures: The new Pear Tree Cafe on Clapham Common
- Compulsory water meters are coming to Clapham Common Northside
- Part of the Queenstown Road cycle route’s set for an upgrade – but the worst bit may not see much change.
- The long-planned second entrance to Queenstown Road station may still be on track
- Lavender Hill’s back in business
- An update on the interesting Wixs Lane development
- Wasabi is opening a new branch in Clapham Junction
- Another twist in the development project at Parma Crescent
- Megan’s innovative new outdoor restaurant on the Common opens this Friday
Category Archives: Housing
An update on the interesting Wixs Lane development
Way back, we reported on a residential development being proposed on Wixs Lane, which would replace the car park of Dacres House (a block of flats on Cedars Road) with two semi-detached modern houses (one three-bed and one four-bed). Several … Continue reading
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A surprising planning decision on Taybridge Road
Wandsworth have just made an interesting planning decision – which is maybe the sign of a new approach to urban trees and greenery in Wandsworth. It’s on a site that a couple of years ago was very controversially converted from … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Housing, Planning, Street by street 5 Comments
The final result of the long-running plans for a block of flats on Parma Crescent
We’ve written a few articles about the plans to demolish the (somewhat unusual) small house with a big garden on Parma Crescent, and replace it with a small block of flats. The first time we wrote about it it proved … Continue reading
Posted in Housing, Planning, Street by street 2 Comments
Could this garage become Lavender Hill’s smallest house?
A brand new house is being proposed, at 155c Lavender Hill – behind Froud’s barber shop. And it might be one of the smallest houses in Battersea! The plans are to convert an existing one-car garage on Sugden Road in … Continue reading
Posted in Housing, Planning, Street by street 1 Comment
Two ‘architectural’ new houses are being built on Wix’s Lane
Last summer we reported on an interesting development being planned for Wixs Lane. It would replace the car park behind Dacres House (a block of flats that faces Cedars Road) with two semi-detached modern houses (one three-bed and one four-bed), … Continue reading
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The proposed block of flats on Parma Crescent has shrunk… and maybe disappeared.
A while back we reported on a proposal to replace an unusually small house which had an unusually large garden on Parma Crescent with a rather larger building housing five flats. We didn’t say much about it, but it later … Continue reading
Posted in Housing, Planning 3 Comments
A small block of flats may be built on Eccles Road / Parma Crescent
One of the houses on Eccles Road is smaller than the others, but with a much larger garden. Regular readers can probably already see where this is going!… Developers love houses like the one above – with a huge garden, … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Housing, Planning 4 Comments
Retail takeovers explained… why squatters now target empty shops rather than flats
Mrs Le’s Banh Mi, at 178 Lavender Hill, is unusual in that it’s the only shop on the street that is currently in use as a temporary home! Here we explore, for our readers’ curiosity, the occasional phenomenon of shops … Continue reading
Posted in Housing, Retail, Useful to know 1 Comment
Is the second entrance for Queenstown Road station still on track?
There’s been a lot of new construction among the railway arches between Queenstown Road & Battersea Park stations. 290 flats, shops (including a soon-to-open small Sainsbury’s), offices, a new school… and it’s now pretty much finished. But one part of the … Continue reading
Posted in Housing, Planning, Transport 5 Comments
Work starts on 26 new flats & four houses on the Gideon Road Estate
A while back we reported that Wandsworth Council is planning to start work on the building of 26 flats and 4 large houses, spread across seven different buildings mostly on “spare” bits of land in the Gideon Road Estate. These … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Housing, Planning 2 Comments