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Clapham South

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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Clapham South locals go?

Gigalum

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.

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.

Clapham Common

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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.

Blackbird Bakery

A cafe selling delicious coffee, cakes, bread and healthy juices ready to 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.

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.

Milk

Amazing place for food and particularly busy at the weekends for breakfast - you can often find queues there, it's so popular!!

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.

Camden Coffee House

If you're feeling tired and in need of a caffeine hit, Camden Coffee House is the place to go! #bestcoffeeintown

Lavish Habit

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.

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

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!

No. 32 The Old Town

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

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"Did you know, half of Clapham Common is considered to be in the borough of Wandsworth, while the other half is in Lambeth?"

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Rise and Shine Stay and Play Session

Balham 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 Rhyme Time

Balham 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

Allsorts Club

The Kalos Centre
The Allsorts Youth Club is a place where children and young people can socialise and take part in a range of activities. This is a youth club for children and young people aged 9-16 years old. Younger children are accespted with an older sibling or referral. Activities include: XBox and PS3, arts and crafts, sport, outdoor fun and more. Please call for more information or drop-in one Wednesday.

Storytime

Balham Library
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 Group

Balham 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.

Beacon Toddler Group

Church 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

Baby Massage

Balham 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
  1. 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.

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