Northcote Road Summer Fête - Latest News!

The hugely popular Northcote Road Summer Fête is hitting Battersea’s famous shopping street once again on Sunday 15th July, serve up live coverage of the Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Final, plus fun for all the family with 170 market stalls, street food, live music and children’s activities.

The road will be closed to traffic for the day to allow local residents and visitors to pack the street from 11am – 6pm and enjoy the many fantastic attractions on offer. There will be an outdoor big screen showing all the action from the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Tennis Final, as well as a superb main stage supported by Killik & Co, featuring song and dance performances from local clubs and groups plus wonderfully talented local singer-songwriters filling the air with fantastic tunes to keep the fun and friendly mood going. There will be over 170 stalls lining the street selling an amazing range of clothing, jewellery, toys, homewares, and accessories.  A dedicated food court featuring street food from Brazil, Colombia, Caribbean, Ethiopian, India, Mexico...... plus many local restaurants and bars along the street going alfresco. And the Kid’s Zone sponsored by Douglas & Gordon will include a carousel ride, Zoola animals, assault course, face painter, interactive games and much much more.

What makes the Summer Fête even more special is the commitment from local businesses to help make the event happen and showcase their superb offer. The street is a haven of diversity, with specialist shops and boutiques, complemented by market stalls. Shoppers can find everything they need, from fishmongers and butchers to aromatherapy shops and bakers.

The event is led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson, Regional Director at Countrywide Plc. It is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council and sponsored by Douglas & Gordon, Killik & Co, Flight Centre and Mamas & Papas.

This year we would also like to thank the local residents and businesses who responded to the call for funding via the crowd funder page and charity pots, kindly displayed in some local business, which raised just shy of £4,000.  Massive thanks to all of you.

All Star Tennis the 2018 event charity will be fund raising at the event.  For more information on the charity please visit

There is no better place to be, so put the date in your diaries and come along to the Northcote Road Summer Fête on Sunday 15th July 2018, 11am-6pm. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NorthcoteSw11

Please Note: The Summer Fete finishes at 6pm and the big screen coverage, stage music etc will all end at this time. The event attracts a large crowd and we therefore ask you to leave your pets at home unless you require an assistance dogs The lost children point will be at Hamptons.  Tip to minimise the time it takes to reunite parent and child, put a wrist band with a parents mobile number on each child in advance of attending.

Save the Northcote Road Summer Fete!

The Northcote Road Summer fete has been on the calendar for the last 20 years or so. Initially run as an extension of the current street stalls, then morphing into a music event and more recently as a more traditional fete, this massively popular community event is now timed to match the Men's single finals at Wimbledon and attracts over 10,000 visitors every summer.

As times have moved on, the event has become more and more costly to run, with the overall cost now running to around £45,000. Although most of the organisers give their time for free, other costs such as 20 stewards, 20 security staff, bus diversions, giant TV screen, road closures and background security measures all cost money. The revenue from stall sales goes some way to covering the costs but in reality most of the funds are raised through sponsorship.

Sadly due to security concerns and lack of sponsorship, the event was cancelled last year, however at the time someone did mention crowdfunding. If half of the attendees contributed just £5 to the event then we would have enough money to cover the current shortfall - around £10,000.

We are therefore very much hoping that this crowdfunding page will attract enough income to help us stage the event this year.

Thanks for reading,

Jonathan Dyson

Northcote Road Business Network


Fabulous Start to the Festive Season at the Northcote Road Christmas Fair 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Northcote Road Christmas Fair on Friday 24th and Sunday 26th November.

Once again there was a great crowd out on Friday night, visiting Hamptons Santa’s grotto, the real-life reindeers arranged by Rampton Baseley, and supporting the many businesses that put on special events including many charitable stalls. There was also plenty of mulled wine and a visit from Dunwoody, the Trotters’ pig.  We would like to thank the choirs of Belleville, Honeywell, Dolphin and Bolingbroke Academy for their singing prior to the light switch-on by Snow Angel and Bear from the cast of Snow White Rose Red at Battersea Arts Centre.

On Sunday, Battersea’s famous shopping street, already known as a haven of diversity with specialist shops, boutiques and restaurants, hosted an additional 70 stalls, offering an amazing variety of Christmas gift ideas. Residents were out in force to enjoy the cold but sunny day. 

In addition, The Ickle Pickles Children's Charity, who were joined by the very popular ambulance of the London Neonatal Transfer service, would like to thank everyone for their support which helped them to raise £1548.  Special thanks to all the businesses and traders who donated the 80 wonderful prizes.

Finally we would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support, without which the event could not take place: Estbury Basements, Artesian, Like Minders, KiddiPlan, Flight Centre, Hamptons, JoJo Maman Bébé, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Mamas & Papas, Marsh & Parsons, Osteria Antica Bologna and Trotters.

The event was led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson, which is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council. The media sponsor was

For more information about this or next year’s summer fête please contact or visit

For more information on the charity visit

Northcote Road Christmas Lights & Market 2017: 24th/26th Nov

Northcote Road is once again kicking off the Christmas season with the annual light switch on, Friday 24th November, followed by the popular pop-up Christmas Market on Sunday 26th November, 11am – 6pm.  

The Friday Fun will start at 4:30pm with carol singing, Hamptons santa’s grotto and lot’s more leading up to the official switch on.  So why not come down and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie while counting down to the illuminations?

On Sunday Battersea’ s famous shopping street,  already known as a haven of diversity with specialist shops, boutiquesand restaurants,  will host  an additional 75 stalls offering an amazing variety of Christmas gift ideas. 

With a great range of clothing, jewellery, toys, home wares, accessories and antiques, we are sure you will solve even your most difficult gift requirements. Whilst browsing, why not sample the great selection of street food, pop-up bars and specialty drinks stalls.  We can’t think of a better way to get in the Festive spirit.

The event is led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson from  Hamptons International and is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council.

For more information on sponsorship and stalls contact


Visioning Event for Local Businesses on Thursday 14th September

On behalf of Wandsworth Council all businesses local to Clapham Junction are warmly invited to attend a Visioning Event to discuss the future of the area.

Hear the findings from the questionnaire about local businesses' priorities for the future development of the area, followed by a discussion of how businesses can work together to make trading conditions even better and take advantage of new opportunities.

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Metro Bank, 4-8 St John's Road, SW11 1PN

For more information, contact



More details about the Xmas Lights!

Yes it’s that time again, so unpack your elf outfits, dust off your wallets and practice your carols.

The Northcote Road Christmas lights switch on will take place on Friday 28th November at 6pm. Once again, Belleville & Honeywell choirs will be singing carols down Northcote Road from 5.30, culminating at Bennerley Road for a community sing song. Due to the overspill onto the Northcote Road last year we will be temporarily closing Bennerley Road from Northcote Road to Webbs Road for a couple of hours to create a focal point for all things festive (Christmas jumpers are an absolute must). The Battersea Arts Centre will be putting on a one off mini performance of Antarctica, we have all new lights to festoon Northcote Road and Santa will be back at his Grotto in Hamptons from 4pm – 7pm.

Once again, the local businesses have put their hands in their pockets and sponsored a hundred Christmas trees along the street. These will be placed outside participating businesses so be sure to pop in and say thank you. On the same theme, many of the shops will be staying open late and having special discounts & events to help you make the most of a fun Friday night out.

On Saturday the Hamptons elves have been slaving away booking a whopping seventy stalls from the summer fete to trade for the day. We don’t close the street for the winter market but there really is a huge range of traders to suit every pocket. They will be there from 10am – 5pm so do come along and help everyone get into the Christmas spirit.

Please keep your eye on nappyvalleynet over the next couple of weeks as we’ll be regularly posting what’s happening and who’s doing what on the night of the lights.


Hamptons International
98-100 Northcote Road
020 7924 2170

Northcote Road Summer Fete a Great Success

The Northcote Road Summer Fete took place on Sunday 6th July from 11am - 5pm and a brilliant event it turned out to be. 

 Crowds watching the Wimbledon Men's Final on our big screen

Crowds watching the Wimbledon Men's Final on our big screen

The whole road was closed to traffic all day for the event - no parking and no buses - and the street filled with food & drink, market stalls and plenty of summertime fun for all the family. Popular entertainment featured included community ping pong tables, a performance stage, three fairground rides and plenty of games for adults and children of all ages.

All your favourite shops, bars, restaurants and and businesses on Northcote Road opened their doors onto the pavements and spilled out onto the street, offering everything a summer fete should. Visiting stall holders were found in the pop-up markets and dotted along the street, selling beautiful jewellery, handmade cards, childrens clothing, homewares and so much more. Thousands of visitors feasted on the huge selection of delicious food and drink choices on offer from ice creams and cakes, burgers, French crépes, Pimms, locally brewed ales, all served by your favourite eateries and drinking spots from Northcote Road and around Battersea.

The children’s fairground rides returned, with classic spinning teacups and a toy set roundabout. Back by popular demand was the AstroGlide with its two separate lanes. Riders on this mega slide were given a hessian sack to slide down this 70ft long ride. The entertainment stage featured dance and musical performances from local schools and clubs. Eight ping pong tables, which were free to use, were arranged at intervals up the street.

There was no need to miss the Wimbledon Men’s Final as all the action from SW19 was shown on a huge screen in the middle of the event. The entrance to Bennerley Road was absolutely packed with people sitting in the sunshine to enjoy the tennis.

This year’s official charity partner for the Fete was Ickle Pickles. The Northcote Road Business Network was very pleased to be working to raise awareness and charity funds for this worthy childrens charity. Ickle Pickles work to help babies who need intensive care in Neonatal Units.

The Northcote Business Network would like to thank all the sponsors of this year’s event - without the generous support of these kind businesses, this event could not take place. Special mention goes to the principal sponsor: John Thorogood estate agent.

The event was brought to you by The Northcote Business Network, supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership and Wandsworth Council.