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The Doodle Bar is a bar and events 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. 

  • Board-London EVERY SUNDAY

    Board games in the bar! From classic strategy games, to new card and dice games, Board-London aims to bring current fans together withthose who are new to gaming in a friendly, competitive atmosphere. Events will be arranged into gaming tables, themed around popular genres of game that can both offer fans of a particular games a place to meet and play, whilst also offering people an opportunity to try a variety of different types of game. Free. For more info and to reserve your space at the game table go to

  • Storytime Sunday with Ben Mantle

    Spend a unique Sunday morning with the kids, interacting and creating with critically acclaimed author illustrator Ben Mantle, who will be leading a feast of creative activities plus reading from his book - The Best Christmas Present Ever. To wind up the morning, we also have an exclusive episode of Sue Hendra's Wanda and the Alien tv show. Signed copies of the book will be available, plus drinks and pastries. Free, but booking is essential as places are limited.

  • Bilingual Cultural Cabaret

    Join us for an evening of Cabaret hosted by Battersea Spanish. The aim is to celebrate the art, literature, music, gastronomy and all forms of art & culture of Spain & Latin America. This will not be a highbrow, serious kind of event, it will be a party with friends, whilst enjoying live latin/Spanish music, flamenco performance, readings of narrative & poetry by both established and up and coming Latin/spanish writers, theatre, photography and lovely latin/Spanish food. If you would like more info or to take part please contact Please book here.

  • Doodle Poetry

    Doodle Poetry will bring together some of the finest young Poetry and Lyricism acts in South London. Acts will include James Massiah, Conrad Kira, Carl Brooks and to close the night Tyson McVey and Shaun Savage who together make PANES, will perform their intricate melodies. A night to inspire and for many thoughts to be shared. If you would like to read some poetry please send a text to 079671 488 838 to reserve a spot. Free entry.

  • Kiosks & Other Laughables: A talk by Sir Peter Cook

    Join us for a talk by the wonderful Prof Sir Peter Cook. This will be the last of the MULTISTORY lectures hosted by UCA Canterbury School of Architecture. 6pm for a 7pm start. Free entry.

  • Burlesque Life Drawing

    Fashion drawing teacher Sue Dray returns to Doodle on the first Monday of every month with her life drawing class. Each session will have a different theme and the cocktails will be flowing! 7pm for 8pm start. £12 on the door (£10 for students). Drawing materials provided for a donation

  • The BIG Doodle Movie Quiz

    Select your team and buff up your film knowledge because the Doodle Quiz is here and there are prizes to be won PLUS a load of cash if you play your cards right! Hosted by the Master of Quizzes, @ThatBoyontTelly, as seen on Sky1 and broadcast on Radio 4. £2 entry. Every 1st Wednesday of the month. To book a table email

    Well Kneaded will be on the beach selling their delicious wood fired pizzas.

  • Get your Knit On with Wool & the Gang

    Unravel with friends & learn a new craft at a Wool & the Gang Knit Party! You'll have on-hand crocheting help from our gang of crocheteers PLUS you will receive exclusive access to their video tutorials after the party. And the best bit? You get to walk away with your very own #madeunique Off the Hook scarf. There will be a selection of Crazy Sexy Wool colours available on the night. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, don't be a knit wit - book your space now!

  • 8
    Nov '15 - Sun 2.00pm

    Board-London EVERY SUNDAY

  • 22
    Nov '15 - Sun 11.00am

    Storytime Sunday with Ben Mantle

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  • 22
    Nov '15 - Sun 5.30pm

    Bilingual Cultural Cabaret

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  • 24
    Nov '15 - Tue 7.30pm

    Doodle Poetry

  • 1
    Dec '15 - Tue 7.00pm

    Kiosks & Other Laughables: A talk by Sir Peter Cook

  • 7
    Dec '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

  • 9
    Dec '15 - Wed 8.00pm

    The BIG Doodle Movie Quiz

  • 14
    Dec '15 - Mon 7.00pm

    Get your Knit On with Wool & the Gang

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We have a roster of street food vendors on the Doodle Beach. Come and EAT, drink and doodle!

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 or call 07453 296 695


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33 Parkgate Road
London SW11 4NP

0207 223 7115

For hire:

Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm

Fri 10am-midnight

Sat noon-midnight

Sun noon-11pm