The Doodle Bar is a space in Battersea where people have the freedom to enjoy a good scribble, play a game of ping pong and enjoy some street food on our outside 'beach' area. The bar is set against the backdrop of TESTBED1 - a dramatic and versatile arts and events space for creative innovation, ideas and experimentation. 

  • Doodle Street Food w/c 17th November

    We have a regular rotation of street food vendors to ensure our customers have the tastiest possible time at the Doodle Bar! Keep an eye on the website and sign up for our newsletter to ensure you stay up-to-date on our weekly food offering

  • Monoprinting workshop

    Creative Arts graduate Nicole Line is hosting a series of printing and dyeing workshops in the bar. Mon 17th Nov, Nicole will show you how to monoprint. Using flat objects such as lace and feathers you will be mark making and drawing into the paint creating samples for your sketchbooks. Bring any interesting fabrics from home to print onto and wear suitable clothing.  7.30pm-9.30pm. £13pp. For full details and to hear more about other workshops visit the Doodle Blog. Limited spaces - book here to avoid disappointment.

  • Block printing workshop

    Creative Arts graduate Nicole Line is hosting a series of printing and dyeing workshops in the bar. Mon 24th Nov, Nicole will show you how to use poly blocks to carve designs and create prints onto cloth, also mixing your own colours from a range of pigments. Please wear suitable clothing and bring items from home to print onto - tea towels, pillow covers, aprons, t-shirts, tote bags. 7.30pm-9.30pm. £13pp. For full details and to hear more about other workshops visit the Doodle Blog. Limited spaces - book here to avoid disappointment.

  • Life Drawing

    Fashion drawing teacher Sue Dray leads a life drawing soiree, with each session having a different theme. The models will be framed by a theatrical display and the cocktails will be flowing. 7pm for an 8pm start, until 11pm. £12 on the door, £10 for students. All welcome, come and draw! Drawing materials will be provided for a donation. First Monday of every month.

  • Spanish Film Night: Pan's Labyrinth

    Every first Tuesday of the month Battersea Spanish and Doodle Bar welcome you to enjoy a Spanish language film, for free! Movies will be subtitled in English and we promise you an exciting variety of topics and countries. Expect films from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Peru and more! This December come join us for a drink, a doodle and Spanish 'Pan's Labyrinth' (El Laberinto del Fauno) directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ariadna Gil. Free entry but please book here to reserve a place.

  • The White Christmas Fair

    The White Christmas Fair will be hosted for its 2nd year at TESTBED1, 10am- 5pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December. Entry to the event is FREE and visitors will find more than 40 stalls, each filled with beautiful gifts and luxury stocking fillers including handmade sterling silver jewellery, bangles, scarves, cashmere clothes, Christmas decorations and food and drink. For more info visit www.whitechristmasfair.co.uk.

  • The White Christmas Fair

    The White Christmas Fair will be hosted for its 2nd year at TESTBED1, 10am- 5pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th December. Entry to the event is FREE and visitors will find more than 40 stalls, each filled with beautiful gifts and luxury stocking fillers including handmade sterling silver jewellery, bangles, scarves, cashmere clothes, Christmas decorations and food and drink. For more info visit www.whitechristmasfair.co.uk

  • Tie-dyeing workshop

    Creative Arts graduate Nicole Line is hosting a series of printing and dyeing workshops in the bar. Mon 8th Dec - bring items from home to tie-dye! You will be scrunching, pleating, twisting your fabric and using Dylon dyes to coat your fabric with colour. This process can be messy, please wear suitable clothing and wear gloves. Bring items to print on to such as tea towels, pillow covers, aprons, t-shirts, tote bags.  7.30pm-9.30pm. £13pp. For full details and to hear more about other workshops visit the Doodle Blog. Limited spaces - book here to avoid disappointment.

  • London Dance Orchestra

    It's time to get your dancing shoes on because the biggest bestest swing band are hitting the Doodle Bar! Comprised of 11 musicians and some of London's hottest jazz talents, the London Dance Orchestra comes straight from the golden era of the 20s and 30s and will leave you begging for more. £4 in advance, £5 on the door. 

  • The Big Christmas Quiz

    Select your team name, buff up your music knowledge and catch up on current affairs because The BIG Christmas Quiz is coming to the Doodle Bar and there are prizes to be won! Hosted by the Master of Quizzes, @thatboyonttelly, as seen on Sky1 and broadcast on Radio 4. Wednesday 10th December, 8pm, £2 entry.  Is your team ready?

  • 17
    Nov '14 - Mon 12.00pm

    Doodle Street Food w/c 17th November

  • 17
    Nov '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Monoprinting workshop

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  • 24
    Nov '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Block printing workshop

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  • 1
    Dec '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Life Drawing

  • 2
    Dec '14 - Tue 7.30pm

    Spanish Film Night: Pan's Labyrinth

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  • 6
    Dec '14 - Sat 10.00am

    The White Christmas Fair

  • 7
    Dec '14 - Sun 10.00am

    The White Christmas Fair

  • 8
    Dec '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Tie-dyeing workshop

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  • 9
    Dec '14 - Tue 7.30pm

    London Dance Orchestra

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  • 10
    Dec '14 - Wed 8.00pm

    The Big Christmas Quiz

  • 15
    Dec '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Christmas screen printing workshop

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We have delicious food from Street Kitchen, Bun Kabab, Well Kneaded, and Blue Heron Food who all have regular pitches.

street kitchen

Doodle Bar and TESTBED1 are available to hire, together or separately, for private events, mass draw-athons, screenings, exhibitions + film locations. Please contact events@thedoodlebar.com or call 07453 296 695

 

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33 Parkgate Road
London SW11 4NP

0207 223 7115

reservations@thedoodlebar.com

For hire: events@thedoodlebar.com

Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm

Fri 10am-midnight

Sat noon-midnight

Sun noon-11pm