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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

"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

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

Stephanie Kele

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Where do Clapham and surrounding areas locals go?

Two Brewers

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

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.

Pop Brixton

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

The Jam Tree

There are endless food and drink establishments around Clapham Common that have a lively atmosphere and The Jam Tree is included in these. It's amazing in the summer, as the whole front opens up into a terrace. They also do bottomless prosecco brunch at the weekend.

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.

Seven at Brixton

Unique homemade cocktails in the middle of Brixton Market, made using their own secret recipes. A small place, but very nice for a date. They also sell food.


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.

The Agile Rabbit

Great pizza, drinks, live music at weekends and friendly service.


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

Satay Bar

Happy hour cocktails and a range of dishes and cuisines from all over South East Asia.

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!

The Stonhouse

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

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"In 1772 the Stockwell Ghost became a sensation. Mrs Golding reported ghostly happenings in her home that involved objects mysteriously flying around the rooms and moving by themselves. Eventually it was discovered that her servant Anna Robinson was attaching horse hair to the objects and placing them precariously on shelves, hoping to shock the old lady so that the house would be free for her to meet with her lover."

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Christmas at Venn Street Market

Venn Street Market
High Quality Local Produce flowers hot food and crafts. Website

Stay and Play

Yvonne Carr Centre 2
A fun packed session for all the family to join in. A different type of activity each week such as messy play painting and sand play. The benefits of attending these sessions are: interacting with other children, meeting other parents, and having fun. There is no need to book as this is a drop in session. Please bring a change of clothes for messy play sessions. Website

The Minnow Club

The Prince Of Wales
Every Thursday from 10 to noon at The Prince of Wales, Brixton (opposite Ritzy Cinema), a place to have creative fun with your pre-schoolers. Taking the ethos of the Big Fish Little Fish family raves - social, quirky fun for both adults & children - to create a family morning social café. Managed by BFLF's very own Captain Cookie, Mums and Dads come and enjoy good music, coffee and pastries, while your 0-5 let their creative imaginations free with different crafty themes each week and a baby play area with pop-up tents, inflatables and rugs. Website


Gymboree Clapham SW4 7DE
Gymboree's team of early childhood education experts have created a series of developmentally appropriate play programmes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. During these classes, adults play a key role in your child's play and development. Having a routine is important for young children, so we ask that our members register for a regular class to attend weekly. 0-5 years old Website

Shake Rattle and Roll Storytime at Brixton Library

Ritzy Cinema
Fun interactive story telling that often pulls a crowd. Arrive early

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

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
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