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Exhibition and play on John Archer, the first Black Mayor in London – this Friday at Battersea Arts Centre

We’ve previously written in some detail about the impressive life story of John Archer – Mayor of Battersea back in 1013, Britain’s first Black mayor, and someone with an interesting and unusual life story. And this Friday sees the opening … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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