Rows of elegant homes enveloping picturesque Clapham Common
"Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out."David Law
"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
Where do Clapham South locals go?
Balham Bowls Club
The heartbeat of Balham's nightlife, this vibrant pub is open until 1am Friday and Saturday and also serves food from the bar and dining area.
Submitted by James
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.
Submitted by Alex
A beautiful park to take the kids to or take part in a fitness boot camp!
Submitted by Giorgio
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.
Submitted by Gareth
A cafe selling delicious coffee, cakes, bread and healthy juices ready to go.
Submitted by Daisy
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.
Submitted by Lisa
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.
Submitted by Lisa
Amazing place for food and particularly busy at the weekends for breakfast - you can often find queues there, it's so popular!!
Submitted by Posy
Hildreth Street Market
On a miserable English day, the best place to go to put a 'spring' in your step is Hildreth Street Market, where stall owners sell beautiful seasonal flowers.
Submitted by James
Camden Coffee House
If you're feeling tired and in need of a caffeine hit, Camden Coffee House is the place to go! #bestcoffeeintown
Submitted by James
Monmouth Coffee and shopping while you chat! It is a furniture store and boutique, as well as a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and sweet treats with friendly, cosy surroundings.
Submitted by Louise
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!
Submitted by Camillo
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!
Submitted by Lisa
No. 32 The Old Town
A great bar right off Clapham Common with nice cocktails and good food!
Submitted by Anna
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Child-friendly activities near Clapham South
Baby Rhyme TimeBalham Library
Baby Rhyme Time is half an hour of songs and rhymes. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-3 years. Baby Rhyme Time gives you an opportunity to: make friends and socialise, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website
Beacon Toddler GroupChurch of the Ascension
Beacon Toddler Group is a large and growing group for parents and carers of pre-school children offering toys fun and games and a great social space in church every Thursday morning. This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 0-3 years. Attending the group can: give parents/carers a chance to get support and advice, start children meeting and interacting with other children, and help prepare children for starting day care and nursery education. To find out more or get involved please contact Jacqui Hance. Website
Rise and Shine Stay and Play SessionBalham Nursery School & Childrens Centre
Come along and join us for breakfast or just join us for coffee. It's a good way to meet other parents and carers. This session is for parents/carers to support each other. Parent/carers have an opportunity to: make friends, socialise, support each other through sharing experiences, discuss a new topic each month, and find out about new courses and opportunities available locally. Please call in advance.
Baby MassageBalham Nursery School & Childrens Centre
This is a course where parents can learn how to massage their baby. The session is for parents/carers and their babies. The benefits of using massage are: it assists bonding with your baby, it helps your baby to relax, and it helps relieve colic teething and sleeping problems. Spaces are limited so please book in advance. Massage oil is provided but please bring a towel. Website
Storytime is half an hour of songs stories and rhymes. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-4 years. Storytime gives you an opportunity to: make friends and socialise, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website
Acorn Mother and Toddler GroupBalham Baptist Church,
This group is for parents/carers and their children aged 1 month - 4 years. Attending the group can: give parents/carers a chance to get support and advice, start children meeting and interacting with other children, and help prepare children for starting day care and nursery education. Please contact the group to book.
Baby First Aid
The First Aid for babies course focuses on all aspects of First Aid crucial for those looking after a new baby; we will help you to keep your baby safe and prepare you with the skills and confidence to be able to help in a medical emergency. Saturday, June 27, 2015 Saturday, July 4, 2015 Saturday, July 11, 2015 Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Website
About Clapham South
Clapham South is on the southern side of Clapham Common. It has a tube station on London Underground's Northern Line between Clapham Common and Balham stations. The station is located at the corner of Balham Hill (A24) and Nightingale Lane. The station is in both Zone 2 and Zone 3.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Wandsworth Common
- Clapham Junction
- Clapham North
- Streatham Hill
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