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.
- A new cycle lane – and less car parking – on Lavender Hill
- Lavender Hill’s Pizza Express is reopening
- In pictures: A charming Book Swap on Shirley Grove, Battersea
- Revealed: The future of Arding & Hobbs (Debenhams)
- In pictures: A quiet morning in Battersea’s Shaftesbury Estate
- The proposed block of flats on Parma Crescent has shrunk… and maybe disappeared.
- Could the mystery of 53 Lavender Hill be close to an end?
- Coming soon, to a lamp post near you: Electric car chargers
- Clapham Common’s bandstand cafe’s becoming an off license
- Bus stops are being extended, to cope with the Coronavirus
- Updates on the Queens Arms: Does a new licensee mean a reopening? And an architecturally bold extension.
- A small block of flats may be built on Eccles Road / Parma Crescent
- Classic Ealing comedy The Lavender Hill Mob, which gave our street some fame, is showing on BBC2
- Retail takeovers explained… why squatters now target empty shops rather than flats
- Lavender Hill’s local businesses are still open, and need our support! Here’s a list of restaurants and shops offering delivery, takeaway & collection.
- Sendero Coffee has opened a second branch on Queenstown Road
- Building space for business in Battersea
- Making Lavender Gardens more accessible
- Is the second entrance for Queenstown Road station still on track?
- Last Orders for the Queens Arms?
- Sainsbury’s closes for two weeks for refurbishment
- The Wandsworth Road Premier Inn is getting 13 more rooms
- DIY shops on & near Lavender Hill: a quick guide…
- The local all-electric car hire service will soon disappear
- Fresh new look for a tired old building on Lavender Hill
- The planning inspector agrees: advertising hoardings can’t avoid the planning process by pretending to be payphones
- Work underway at Clapham Junction’s new branch of Heidi
- A new ‘Apart Hotel’ on Lavender Hill?
- Changes to the Lavender Hill / Queenstown Road junction to make it safer
- A new type of postbox, for parcels, arrives on Lavender Hill
- Update: Work to start on new access to Asda
- A tax cut for (some of) Lavender Hill’s shops and restaurants
- Clapham Junction’s new Christmas lights – brought to you by our local traders
- New entrance building proposed for Battersea Business centre
- A new bakery & four new restaurants for Lavender Hill
- An ‘accidental’ sculpture for Lavender Hill’s new urban park
- It’s Christmas tree time!
- Can you really rely on an electric car without a driveway to charge it in? A review of our local charging points.
- Local councillor constituencies are changing in Battersea: Say hello to the ‘Lavender’ Ward
- New cycle hire location on the way – south end of Cedars Road
- Are Debenhams & T.K.Maxx both closing?
- Three new Cafes for Lavender Hill: Howdy, Maiolica, and 2Love
- In pictures: Progress on Lavender Hill’s new urban park
- New Nando’s on Lavender Hill is up & running
- Battersea’s Post Office is being downgraded
- The betting shops are closing down…
- Sambrook’s Brewery is on the move
- Interesting new project on Wixs Lane
- Battersea’s newest street: Avery Walk
- Work starts on 26 new flats & four houses on the Gideon Road Estate
- Work starts on the urban park next to BAC
- A couple of vintage signs on Lavender Hill
- Lavender Hill Retail Roundup
- Concept proposals published for the complete redevelopment of Clapham Junction station
- Nando’s is coming to Lavender Hill
- 30 new flats and houses are on the way north of Lavender Hill
- An interesting mews development is being proposed at the back of IdeaSpace
- Improved access to Asda from Dorothy Road
- Whole Foods Market on Lavender Hill is growing
- Plans for a new urban park next to BAC
Category Archives: Planning
As we confirmed some time ago – Debenhams at Clapham Junction will never reopen. It’s a great shame to lose it, and our sympathy is with our many readers who used to work there. But it raises a very immediate … Continue reading
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
53 Lavender Hill is a shop that’s been empty for years. And that’s despite being half way along a healthy run of shops, and being blessed with a rather elegant green tiled shopfront, a front forecourt, and a basement that’s … Continue reading
Updates on the Queens Arms: Does a new licensee mean a reopening? And an architecturally bold extension.
Some good news on the Queens Arms, just off Queenstown Road. Neighbours & regular readers will know it was closed in 2017, and architects Boon Brown won planning permission to redevelop it, creating five flats (four two-bed ones and a … Continue reading
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
There’s understandably been a lot of concern about affordable housing in London – but less about affordable offices! As London has grown businesses and employers are also finding it more difficult to find somewhere to call home, at a price … Continue reading
A few photos of the works underway to create a new access path to Asda from the Dorothy Road – removing the steps. We first reported on this small but helpful project back in January last year. This will help … Continue reading
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
Is the Queens Arms, which has been just off Queenstown Road since 1865, going to reopen? It was closed in 2017 and architects Boon Brown won planning permission to redevelop it, creating five flats (four two-bed ones and a studio) … Continue reading
The Premier Inn close to the Lavender Hill / Wandsworth Road junction is growing. It currently has a little-advertised basement car park with 18 spaces for guests and staff (including two disabled spaces). They’ve been underused for the last few … Continue reading