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
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New pub for Clapham Junction: The London and South Western
J D Wetherspoon are taking over the former Revolution (which was previously Yates’) at the junction of Lavender Hill. We understand the new pub will be called the London and South Western, named after the railway of course – and … Continue reading
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The Battersea Studios office complex may be growing again
We keep an eye on local office and business space developments (see our previous article on the subject here) – because being able to access reasonably local jobs and employment matter more than ever now, and because the office space … Continue reading
It’s Christmas tree time!
The Christmas Forest is back at the Church of the Ascension, selling a broad range of trees from their Scottish tree plantations (including the bargainous option of a less-than-perfect ‘Value Fir’ if you’re willing to go for a funny-shaped ‘character’ … Continue reading
Three new Cafes for Lavender Hill: Howdy, Maiolica, and 2Love
Who remembers the all day brunches that the Roastery on Wandsworth Road used to offer, complete with giant mushrooms and a corn fritter options? They were the first place in the area to sell Flat Whites (way before they became ubiquitous), … Continue reading
In pictures: Progress on Lavender Hill’s new urban park
Planters around what will be the outdoor cafe area Back in December we reported that BAC was developing an ‘urban park’ on Town Hall Road, which at the time was a barriered-off and rather sad-looking road used mainly for deliveries. It … Continue reading
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The parking meters are going contactless
The old parking meters on the side streets either side of Lavender Hill are finally being replaced. It’s good news as their functionality was, at best, mixed – several had been out of service for many months (in a few … Continue reading
New Co-op supermarket confirmed for Lavender Hill
Back in May we reported that the Co-op was quietly exploring the possibility of a new mini supermarket on Lavender Hill – and that the chosen spot was one that had previously been a Co-op until the 1980s. These plans … Continue reading
Advertising hoardings masquerading as phone boxes
The cases we previously opposed on dubious projects to litter the street with huge advertising hoardings, using a planning loophole to claim they are “much needed” new payphones, are still ongoing as the developers have appealed the Council’s decision to … Continue reading
Lavender Hill: goodbyes & new arrivals
There’s been a fair bit of turmoil in British retail in the last few months, and Lavender Hill has to some extent echoed national trends – here’s a quick roundup of some of the businesses we’ve lost and the new … Continue reading
A new NHS hub in the Falcon Road PCS building?
Not strictly a Lavender Hill project, but readers may be interested to hear a fairly large new NHS base is being planned for the first floor of the PCS building on Falcon Road, next to the station (PCS will remain … Continue reading
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