March is the month of St Patrick’s Day, so it’s no surprise that there are several boozy dos on our list of Battersea’s best goings-on. Don’t fancy a tipple? We have an affordable art, a fun run and Easter activities, too.
Wandsworth Enterprise Week, Wandsworth
With five days of business motivation, social media savvy, financial planning, digital masterclasses and so much more, Wandsworth Enterprise Week is a must for businesses of all sizes. Most sessions are free so they book up fast and there is something for everyone, whatever your business niche.
5-10 March, wandsworthenterpriseweek.biz
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
This annual art fair has become a pilgrimage for art lovers looking to get their hands on a beautiful bargain. Prints can be snapped up for as little as £25, though there are more pricey pieces for serious collectors. The website lets you preview and shop works before you go but with sculpture, photography and painting on offer too, there’s nothing quite like seeing your new masterpiece first hand.
8-11 March, affordableartfair.com/fairs/battersea-spring
Popular demand has meant this winter-themed pop up is now open until 10th March. Enjoy the scenic white-out from the luxury of a cherry blossom igloo; recreate the spirit of Pyeongchang with curling lanes, mini-golf and and prosecco-pong, or snuggle up on a fur-lined sofa and wait out the storm in style.
Until 10 March, winterlandlondon.com
London Beer Week, Various
Now in its fourth year, London Beer Week is taking over the capital in celebration of the humble hop. All three branches of Battersea’s The Draft House are taking part, as well as The Sympathetic Ear in Brixton and there are plenty more participating venues across south London. A tenner will get you a week-long, all-access pass and there are events, talks and tastings to keep you topped up.
12-18 March, drinkup.london/beerweek
St Patrick’s Day, Balham
You’ve made it through London Beer Week unscathed but there’s no rest for the wicked…or in this case, the Irish. It’s time to crack open the Guinness, adopt a borderline offensive accent and make your way to Balham, where you’ll find four pubs – Hagen & Hyde, The Regent, The Devonshire and The Bedford – all within walking distance and all in for the craic with live music and suitable beverages on tap.
17 March, theregentbalham.co.uk
Where’s Wally Fun Run, Clapham
Clapham Common turns red, white and green for the annual Where’s Wally fun run, which raises money for the Literacy Trust. There’s a 10k or 5k option for adults and a 1k route for little ones, as well as live music and food stalls for everyone to enjoy.
18 March, literacytrust.org.uk
Putney Women’s Institute, Putney
With cake bakes, talks, crafts, Putney’s WI does not stray too far from convention, but having fun and making friends are top of the agenda. They meet once a month, with March’s get together taking place on the 19th. From quizzes to cinema trips, walks to outings, there is something for everyone, and everyone is welcome.
19 March, putneywi.wordpress.comwhat
Easter Egg Search, Battersea
Easter means eggs, and this child-friendly hunt at Battersea Park Zoo is one of the best as it gives little ones some hands-on experience with furry friends, too. There are spotty and stripey colourful eggs to find, a quiz sheet to complete on the way round and a prize at the end…guess what it might be.
30 March, batterseaparkzoo.co.uk
Balham Easter Market, Balham
If you like your Easter festivities with a few less calories, make a B-line for the Balham Easter Market, where over 30 independent traders will be showcasing art, fashion and homeware alongside local musicians and games for the kids.
31 March, eventbrite.co.uk
575 Wandsworth Road, Wandsworth
One of the National Trust’s rare central London properties, the modest exterior of 575 Wandsworth Road hides the enthralling interior designs of Khadambi Asalache, a Kenyan-born poet, novelist, philosopher of mathematics and British civil servant. With embellishment on the walls, ceiling and doors, as well as exquisite, hand-carved fretwork patterns and motifs, this is a house to savour: book a tour throughout March and come away inspired.