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Rows of elegant homes envelope picturesque Clapham Common

"Elegant town houses monopolise the area around Clapham Old Town."

Stephanie Kele

"Clapham Old Town's elegant architecture really heightens its charm."

David Law

"Hop out of Clapham Common Underground Station and into the centre of Clapham..."

Jon Woods

What is your favourite place?

Where do Clapham locals go?

Two Brewers

Karaoke, drag acts and cabaret, this bar on Clapham High Street is definitely an exciting night out!

No. 32 The Old Town

A great bar right off Clapham Common with nice cocktails and good food!

North St. Deli

In the heart of Clapham Old Town, this deli's very friendly staff sell freshly made salads and sandwiches.

Free Fitness Clapham

For just £40 per month, you can take advantage of 6 classes a week, which include a running club, martial arts and Insanity workouts. You can also hire personal trainers for 1 on 1 sessions.

The Ginger Pig

As well as sublime sausage and stilton rolls, the Ginger Pig sells a great variety of lunch treats. Limited vegetarian options, but they do serve many of their products with rocket.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

M. Moen & Sons

An incredible butcher that's been in Clapham Old Town for years. There's always a queue out the door - pork pies, joints, game, the lot!


Nardulli makes the best ice cream! It is located opposite Clapham Common and there is always a queue outside in the summer. The mint choc chip is delicious!

Clapham Picturehouse

Super comfy chairs that tilt backwards for extra comfort, careful you don't fall asleep though. Restaurant/café/bar inside and out.


I was really impressed with this sushi restaurant just off Clapham High Street. They serve very good quality dishes made using fresh ingredients and the atmosphere is perfect for a catch up with friends or a special date night.


This bar serves drink and food throughout the day, but by night it becomes one of the most popular music venues in Clapham. There's DJs and dancing in the garden until the early hours.

Clapham Common

A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!

The Stonhouse

Amazing food and 50% off your food bill with a Tastecard. Lovely beer garden for balmy evenings and friendly staff.


Steaks, burgers, ribs, a great atmosphere and many different beers - you'll be left feeling full and satisfied from the generous portions!

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga has 2 sites they practice in, either in Lambeth College or at The Balance Studio on Gauden Road. The teachers are lovely and the times vary from 6:30am to 9pm so very flexible.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Clapham North, Brixton, Clapham Junction, Balham, Nine Elms, Stockwell, Battersea, Streatham Hill, Wandsworth Common and Herne Hill

What do you love about Clapham?

Why do you find Clapham a great place to live?


"Clapham is filled with nice luscious parks for walks with the kids, a vast green common for the weekend workouts and the cool eateries for a Saturday night out. Why travel any further when there's something for everyone here!"

February 2015


"Clapham is a great area that offers a wide variety of amenities with a fantastic community spirit. This neighbourhood has a vibrant feel as well as friendly people. Easy access to transport and a lovely common are true gems anyone can appreciate."

February 2015


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"Until 1926, Clapham North Underground Station was named Clapham Road."

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NCT Clapham Open House Coffee @ Esca

The Clapham Open House Coffee @ Esca is your chance to meet new mums and dads mum and dads with older babies and second time parents within the area. The coffees are hosted by branch volunteer Amelia. The open house is open to all including non members so if you are new to the area or just keen to meet some other local parents please get in touch. Our hosts would appreciate a RSVP so they have an idea of numbers please email the host and add the date/venue as the subject for the date which you wish to attend. The Clapham Open House Coffee @ Esca takes place fortnightly on a Tuesday between 10am-12noon. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Website

NCT Clapham Playgroup

St John the Evangelist Church Hall
A playgroup for babies and toddlers. Tea and biscuits for the grown ups and light snacks for the children lots of toys and space to run around and a sing song at the end. Day: Wednesdays Time: 10.00-12 noon Where: St John the Evangelist Church Hall Clapham Road SW9 9AR Age range: Babies and toddlers Donation: £2 per child £3 family Contact: claphamplaygroup@claphamnct.com Website

Alphabet Dance

The Old School Club, Batterse
These classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers provide a fantastic and fun introduction to the alphabet using music and movement! Kids 'meet' a different letter each week and review others. Website

Little Crafters

The Old School Club, Unit 141 Building B, Battersea Business Centre
Arts & Crafts classes where toddlers explore colour, shapes and texture. We will provide a new theme every week and will show them a new skill, with no pressure to make realistic projects. We will use different media such as paper, clay, paint, fabric and parents/carers are encouraged to support the children by letting them learn and discover their own creativity. Children must be accompanied. £7 per session Website

Let's Act Juniors

St luke's church & community Hall
The classes are designed to train children to a professional level in drama. The classes enhance communication and confidence, unlock creativity and improve articulation. Website

Tin Pan Annie Music

St Barnabas' Church
Designed to stimulate, educate and get the maximum benefit from live music whilst having a great time, Tin Pan Annie music is the leading provider of quality live music classes for children in South London, with hundreds of children attending our weekly half-hour classes in various venues. We are highly regarded and valued by local nurseries and preparatory schools where we also provide classes Block rates are £8.50 per class £12 for two siblings over six months old lf you can't commit to a regular weekly slot, our ad-hoc class rate is £10 per class £14 for two siblings Website

Baby Bright Mother and Toddler group

The Old Choir Vestry, St Barnabas Church
A very popular group for parents and children aged 18 months to 2 1/2 years. Sessions run 5 mornings a week. Advanced bookings required. £132 per term Website
  1. About Clapham

    Clapham is a district in south London, located in the London Borough of Lambeth. Clapham covers the postcodes of SW4 and parts of SW9, SW8 and SW12. In addition Clapham Common is shared with the London Borough of Wandsworth although Lambeth has responsibility for running the common as a whole. Clapham is best known for its vast green space Clapham Common, its vibrant high street and the village like atmosphere of its historic Old Town which along with the area's vibrant nightlife, open air concerts and excellent bus, underground tube and train links attracts residents and visitors from all over the world. Clapham is also world famous as the home of Holy Trinity Clapham the Georgian Church on Clapham Common, from where The Clapham Sect led by William Wilberforce and a group of upper class evangelical Christians campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade in the 19th century. Today, Clapham is renowned for its highly cosmopolitan population and is home to many affluent politically liberal residents including actors, writers, intellectuals and artists as well as a significant number of bankers, city workers, young university graduates and students.

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