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What to do in Battersea this MAY

We know May is busy. There’s 3 bank holidays, a Coronation and lazing in the park to do. Here are some things to fill your days in the gaps.

Dine at one of Battersea’s latest restaurants

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When: Open Wednesdays through Sundays

Where: Archway, SW8 4NE

Considering Archway only opened up at the start of March, it’s already got an impressive number of loyal fans. And it’s no wonder, their menu (and those rhubarb beignets) will tempt you back again and again. Try out their seasonally springy menu this May. Rinse and repeat.

Hear Louisa Treger talk about her book ‘Madwoman’

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When: 3rd May

Where: Battersea Bookshop, SW8 5BN

Battersea Bookshop (in the Power Station) are hosting a really special evening with award winning novelist Louisa Treger. Her historical novel is based on the true story of New York journalist Nellie Bly in the 1880s, and if you’ve yet to read it- here’s your sign! Tickets include a drink and you’ll get a 15% discount in store on the evening too.

Find the ‘one’

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When: 4th May

Where: Girlfriend Bar, SW11 1EE

Looking for love this spring? If you’re aged between 32 and 44 then head to the aptly named Girlfriend Bar where you’ll meet between 15-20 people over the course of the speed dating evening. There’ll be a break for refreshments, nose powdering and maybe even more flirting halfway through. We hope Cupid is on your side.

Go to the evening you didn’t know you needed

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When: 10th May

Where: The Clapham Grand, SW11 1TT

Eurovision X comedy looks something a bit like this: singing comedians. Glitter. Original songs. Competitions. Live voting. Through and through raucous fun. Need we say more? Get your tickets.


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When: 13th May

Where: Northcote Road Baptist Church, SW11 6QW

… Ok well you won’t be Tangoing, but at this charity fundraiser evening you’ll see 7 globally renowned musicians play tango-inspired music. The Romano Viazzani Ensemble will use classical, jazz and Latin-American twists to keep your on your toes. Plus, the whole event is to raise money for ZIMKIDS, a charity helping vulnerable families in Zimbabwe become self sufficient, so make sure you bring a few extra pennies if you are able.

Go to a birthday party

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When: 20th May

Where: Distortion Brewing Co,  SW8 3DH

On the 20th, Distortion Brewing Co.’s taproom is turning two years old, and they are putting on an evening of good times to celebrate! Expect live music, free gifts and even a brand new beer!

Get smart at this BYOB pub quiz

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When: 23rd May

Where: The Old Bank, SW11 1NJ

Bring Your Own Baby, that is. The Old Bank is hosting a pub quiz for parents every 4th Tuesday of the month between 12pm and 2.30pm. These baby-friendly events will run at a slightly slower pace and have plenty of breaks for nappy changes and feeding duties. Leave the baby brain at home, but bring the baby, it’s time to get quizzical.

Go for a wine & cicchetti evening

When: 30th May

Where: TOZI, SW11 8BJ

We recently went to TOZI’s Negroni & Cicchetti evening, and, take it from us: do not miss this next one in the Taste of TOZI series. An evening where you can sit back, get multiple courses of wine (accompanied by delicious small plates) and sock up the signature TOZI atmosphere. Lovely.

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