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Clapham and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Clapham and surrounding areas

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

Josh Liddall

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

David Law

"I love popping down to Clapham Old Town when the sun is out for a quick bite to eat or a swift drink."

David Law

What is your favourite place?

Where do Clapham and surrounding areas locals go?

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.

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!

Clapham Picturehouse

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

North St. Deli

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


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!


Best tapas restaurant in London!


The best breakfast I have had in Brixton and an amazing array of coffees and real fruit smoothies.


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.

Craft Beer Co.

Over 100 types of beers and an enormous variety of flavours to choose from. The perfect setting for after-work drinks.

Two Brewers

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

The Prince of Wales

A Brixton institution, this bar has amazing roof terraces and serves food in the day too. You can dance the night away until the early hours when they have DJs playing.

Pop Brixton

The new go to place in Brixton. Restaurants, bars and work spaces in converted shipping containers.

The Stonhouse

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

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.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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"William Wilberforce, politician and leader of the Clapham Sect - the group that aided the abolition of slavery - attended Holy Trinity church on Clapham Common that became the epicentre of the movement."

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Child-friendly activities near Clapham and surrounding areas


The Jam Tree
Hartbeeps classes are specially created to help babies grow in confidence, develop great social skills and attain their appropriate developmental milestones while still being super fun for little ones and grown- ups. £5 for a trial £11 for a drop in class £48 per term Website

Museum of Chocolate

Pop-in with your children after school, for a creative, fun and exquisite drop-in workshop. Website

Shake Rattle and Roll Storytime

Ritzy Cinema
See Tuesday listing

ABC Boys

Yvonne Carr Children's Centre
A four week course for parents with boys under 5. Course content: Difference between boys and girls development. How to discipline boys and give them boundries. What boys do and what motivates them. Preparing boys for school. Website

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

Brixton Recreation Centre with creche

Brixton Recreation Centre,
The creche will provide a safe and fun environment for busy parents to drop off their children while they relax and unwind, or work towards their fitness goals in centre. Website

Play zone

Brixton Recreation Centre
Ball pool for the very small ones and a large climbing frame with incorporated slides and ball pools for the larger kids.
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