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33 Parkgate Road, Battersea, SW11 4NP
 
 
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Testbed1Housed in an ex-dairy warehouse in Battersea, Testbed1 is a creative, experimental arts "space with no agenda" which launched in spring 2010. Further insight into the project comes with the group's first tweet on their Twitter account, which reads: "Test Bed: implicitly a place for testing. For testing... what exactly? A wisp of a thought, a nugget of an idea, the beginning of a dream." It is overseen by The Committee With No Agenda, which includes architect Will Alsop, artist Bruce McLean, ex-Riverside Studios creative director David Gothard, Kevin Cassandro and writer Mel Gooding, among others. For a look around the space and the latest listings go to www.testbed1.com.

 

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The Chelsea Harbour Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £144  23% off
Chelsea Harbour, SW10 | 12 minutes from Testbed1
Now owned by Millennium Hotels and Resorts, The Chelsea Harbour is a 5 star luxury all-suite hotel ideally located for both business and leisure travellers. It ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  26% off
Imperial Road, SW6 | 14 minutes from Testbed1
Located at Imperial Wharf, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is nearby to the chic Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Famous London attractions ... More
 
 
 
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £124  34% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 16 minutes from Testbed1
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 2.3 miles from Testbed1
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Crisp Road, W6 | 2.6 miles from Testbed1
Riverside Studios has a little bit of everything under its roof, including a cinema, cafe and studio theatre. The cinema is one of the few in ... More
 
 
 
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Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Lavender Hill, SW11 | 19 minutes from Testbed1
Carrying many of London's best fringe productions, the Battersea Arts Centre is one of the best off-West End theatres and art venues in the capital. A ... More
 
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Testbed1

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Le QuecumBar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
42-44 Battersea High Street, SW11 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
Hot Club Gypsy Swing is a bizarrely niche musical genre for a wine bar in Battersea. Live acts vary depending on which night of the week ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre 503
London > Entertainment > Theatres
503 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 10 minutes from Testbed1
Originally created by the team behind the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, the 503 is a well-designed theatre nestled above the busy Latchmere pub on Battersea ... More
 
 
 
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606 Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
90 Lots Road, SW10 | 11 minutes from Testbed1
Lots Road may be associated with auctions and designer showrooms, but it is also home to the 606 Club. This club will appeal to people looking ... More
 
 
 
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Crawfish Boil For Urban Food Fortnight
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Sunday 24th September 2017 - 1pm-5pm
Testbed1, 33 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
Food & Drink, Supper Clubs....More
 
 
 
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A DANCE AND GESTURE ARCHIVE
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October to 17th November 2017 - 11am-4pm
Testbed1, Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
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David Panos: Time Crystals
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October to 17th December 2017 - 11am-4pm
Testbed1, Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
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Sights and Attractions near Testbed1

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Testbed1
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Battersea Park Children's Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
Battersea Park Children's Zoo is home to a host of glorious creatures. There are farmyard animals, lemurs, otters and monkeys, as well as peacocks which roam ... More
 
 
 
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Pump House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
Built in 1861, the Pump House Gallery was originally a Victorian water tower supplying water to the lakes and cascades in Battersea Park. Following renovation, the ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: Carlyle's House
London > Attractions > Museums
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Testbed1
A Queen Anne Town House occupied by historian and 'Sage of Chelsea' Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane from 1834-1881. A man of letters, Thomas Carlyle ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Testbed1

The best shops and markets near Testbed1
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Battersea Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Chelsea Car Park, Carriage Drive North, Battersea Park, SW11 | 8 minutes from Testbed1
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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Manolo Blahnik
London > Shopping > Shoes
49-51 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
The A-list shoe: immaculately fashionable, resolutely feminine, reassuringly expensive. Better than chocolate.... More
 
 
 
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Biondi
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
55B Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
A common problem when it comes to buying bikinis is that your top doesn’t necessarily equate to the size of your bottom – we’ve all been ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Testbed1

What are the best dining options near Testbed1 London?
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The Butcher and Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
39-41 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
A butcher, deli, restaurant and bar in one, this eaterie just two minutes from Battersea Park is a great spot for some weekend lounging. Because this ... More
 
 
 
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The Doodle Bar
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
33 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
Located off Battersea's beaten track, within the ex-dairy warehouse Testbed1, the Doodle Bar is a venue ideal for the creative types. Found through a dark alley ... More
 
 
 
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Augustine Kitchen
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
63 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
With a CV that reads like a list of the best French restaurants in France and the UK, Franck Raymond, lattery head chef of Mon Plaisir ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Testbed1

Near Testbed1
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 26 minutes from Testbed1
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 34 minutes from Testbed1
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Testbed1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Go Ape - Battersea
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 5 minutes from Testbed1
Release your inner gorilla at Go Ape and climb among the tallest tree tops in Battersea Park. This particular ... More
 
 
 
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Testbed1
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
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Battersea Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from Testbed1
Situated on the south side of the Thames, facing Chelsea, Battersea Park caters for everyone within its 200-acre space. Firstly, there's lots of water - ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Testbed1.
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The Doodle Bar
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
33 Parkgate Road, SW11 | Same location as Testbed1
Located off Battersea's beaten track, within the ex-dairy warehouse Testbed1, the Doodle Bar is a venue ideal for the creative types. Found through a dark alley ... More
 
 
 
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The Westbridge Public House and Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
74 - 76 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
A lovely traditional pub with an aim to create a place which has the informality and warmth of a pub but the food, drink and service ... More
 
 
 
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The Prince Albert
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
85, Albert Bridge Rd, Battersea, Battersea, London SW11 | 2 minutes from Testbed1
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Testbed1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Dusk
London > Nightlife > Bars
339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 12 minutes from Testbed1
Swish, Battersea "style bar" with Oriental decadence and award-winning cocktails. Escape the clamour of West End clubs with this out-of-town, style bar alternative. High standards, a ... More
 
 
 
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Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 15 minutes from Testbed1
From the people who brought you Barts, Maggie's and Bunga Bunga, Beaver Lodge is a mountain cabin and dance ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 18 minutes from Testbed1
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Testbed1

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Testbed1.
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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Testbed1
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Testbed1
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Testbed1
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
 

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Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Testbed1

Designer Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores ...More

 
California
California
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Testbed1

A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD ...More

 
California: Designing Freedom
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 2 minutes walk from Testbed1

Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture....More

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

Leighton House Museum 4 minutes walk from Testbed1

The largest exhibition ever staged at Leighton House Museum, Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity is devoted to one of the ...More

 
The National Wedding Show
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 10 minutes walk from Testbed1

Everything for the bride and groom as well as help and advice on planning and financing the perfect wedding and ...More

Enlightened Princesses
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 12 minutes walk from Testbed1

This exhibition brings together over 200 objects owned by three German princesses who were married into the British Monarchy, Caroline, ...More

Diana: Her Fashion Story
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2018 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 12 minutes walk from Testbed1

Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of ...More

Sebastiaan deKrom
Concerts | On 24th September 2017 

The Troubadour 16 minutes walk from Testbed1

Dutch jazz and rock percussionist who has performed with Herbie Hancock and John Scofield, and teaches at BIMM London....More

Troubadour Sunday Night Jazz
Concerts | Until 31st December 2017 

The Troubadour 16 minutes walk from Testbed1

Weekly jazz night hosted by Sebastiaan De Krom and friends....More

WW1 Camouflage School
Tours | Until 24th September 2017 

Kensington Gardens 17 minutes walk from Testbed1

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The Dark Room
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Theatre 503

Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from ...More

 
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Brockwell Park

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