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What's on in Battersea

The Battersea Bee Every year we arrange a wide range of events, visits to historic buildings, and talks or public meetings on topics of local interest or concern. Members' only events will be clearly designated as Private, other society-organised events are open to the public. Of course you can join the Society very easily via our online membership page. This list also includes other events taking place locally or elsewhere in London which you may find of interest.

If you'd rather check out forthcoming events in a simple list you'll find that here.


Monday 27 March 2017
Parks for London
Time: 12.15pm for 1.00pm-2.00pm

The Friends of Battersea Park host another Lunchtime Lecture, given by Tony Leach, Chief Executive of independent charity Parks for London.

Sandwiches, fruit, cakes etc can be pre-ordered and may be eaten whilst listening. Coffee, tea, juice, wine and lager will be available for a small donation.

Tickets cost £6, with lunch available for an additional £5.

Buy tickets online or send a cheque made payable to ‘Friends of Battersea Park’ with a stamped self-addressed envelope to 11 Elm Quay Court, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5DE.


Organised by Friends of Battersea Parl
Venue: Ethelburga Community Centre,
Location: 60 Worfield Street, Battersea SW11 4RA

Thursday 6 April 2017
Talk on River Watermen
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

A talk by Bob Crouch — past Master of the Watermens Guild - on the Thames River Watermen.

Bob is now an author and lecturer using his experience on the Thames to tell the story of its people and their environment.


Venue: St Mary's Church
Location: Battersea Church Road, SW11 3EN
Cost (per person): £5 (on door)

Monday 10 April 2017
Private Tour of the Mansion House
Time: 11.00am

Learn about the history of Mansion House and the role of the Lord Mayor.

The tour includes the 18th Century public rooms and a brief view of the Harold Samuel Collection


Venue: Mansion House
Location: Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH
Cost (per person): £5 (in advance)

Monday 10 April 2017
Private Tour of Mansion House Art Collection
Time: 2.00pm

An in-depth tour of the Harold Samuel Collection - perhaps the best of collection of Dutch art in

Britain along with Flemish 17th Century paintings and some find sculptures.


Venue: Mansion House
Location: Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH
Cost (per person): £8 (in advance)

Saturday 22 April 2017
Unveiling Commemorative Plaque to George Shearing
Time: 11.00am

Jazz Pianist and Musician, George Shearing was born and raised in Battersea. He attended the school, then named Linden Lodge, which played a very significant in his musical education before he found fame and fortune in the USA.

The plaque will be unveiled by George Shearing‘s biographer Alyn Shipton


Venue: Northcote Lodge Prep School
Location: 26 Bolingbroke Grove, SW11 6EL

Sunday 23 April 2017
Spring Lunch at Dalila
Time: 12.30pm for 1.00pm

A return visit for our Spring lunch to this highly recommended Lebanese restaurant.

You'll find it approximately midway on Queenstown Road coming from Lavender Hill or Battersea Park Road.

Buses 175 and 452 stop opposite, or you could catch the 345 along Lavender Hill to the Queenstown Road stop.

£23 per person, excluding drinks


Venue: Delilah
Location: 123 Queenstown Road, SW8 3RH
Cost (per person): £23 (excluding drinks)

Thursday 11 May 2017
Stained glass in St Mary's Church
Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Caroline Swatch, stained glass expert and ex head of department at Central St Martin’s, talks about the windows of St Mary's Church.

This is the Society's contribution to the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival


Venue: St Mary's Church
Location: Battersea Church Road, SW11 3EN
Cost (per person): £5 on door

Tuesday 16 May 2017
Visit to London Glassblowing
Time: 2.30pm

Established in 1976, London Glassblowing was among the first hot-glass studios in Europe. The studio has a reputation as one of the leading glassmaking workshops with a particular flair for the use of colour, form and texture.

The studio visit lasts for approx 30 minutes, and you can also visit the on-site Gallery with its displays of contemporary glass art.


Venue: London Glassblowing
Location: 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 SUD
Cost (per person): £7 (payable in advance)

Sunday 11 June 2017
Guided talk round Batterses Park
Time: 2.00pm

A tour of Battersea Park by Blue Badge Guide Cllr Rex Osborn - in conjunction with Friends of Battersea Park as a joint contribution to the Wandsworth Heritage Festival.

Rex will focus on the WW2 history of the park.

NB The starting time is subject to confirmation


Venue: The Albert Gate Car Park
Location: Battersea Park
Cost (per person): £5 payable to the guide

Friday 30 June 2017
Private visit to Saddlers' Hall
Time: 11.00pm

In the heart of the City of London, just a few yards from St. Pau|’s Cathedral, stands the impressive Saddlers’ Hall.

Owned by the ancient livery company for equestrian saddlery, the Hall was built in a neo-classical style and impresses with bespoke period furniture, historical antiquities and paintings


Venue: The Saddlers’ Company
Location: 40 Gutter Lane, London EC2V 6BR
Cost (per person): £5 payable in advance