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Tsunami

Tsunami

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.

No. 32 The Old Town

No. 32 The Old Town

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Clapham Picturehouse

Clapham Picturehouse

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

Boqueria

Boqueria

Best tapas restaurant in London!

The Ginger Pig

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.

The Jam Tree

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.

Two Brewers

Two Brewers

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

Clapham Common

Clapham Common

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

Nardulli

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!

Free Fitness Clapham

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.

David Bowie Memorial

David Bowie Memorial

Brixton's very own 'star man' still attracts fans from around the world... Nothing 'ch-ch-ch-changes...'

The Stonhouse

The Stonhouse

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

M. Moen & Sons

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!

Hot Power Yoga

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

"During the mid-1800s, notable builder Thomas Cubbitt helped lay out the grand houses of the Clapham Park estate, which sadly were mostly destroyed during World War II."

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

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Clapham Common is the place to be in south west London when the sun's out.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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Breastfeeding Support Group

Stormont Health Clinic
This is a support group for mothers to learn how to successfully breastfeed their baby. These groups are for mothers to access whose babies are over the age of 10 days. If they need help before their baby is 10 days old they should contact their midwife. The benefits of attending this support group are it will: support mothers to successfully breastfeed, give breastfeeding mums a chance to socialise, and allow mothers to ask questions about breastfeeding in a friendly relaxed environment. Website

Clapham Open House Coffee @ Esca

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

Gymboree

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

Fancy Footwork

St. Luke's Community Hall
This service runs a dance programme offering movement to music ballet jazz modern musical theatre and tap classes. Children and young people from 2 to 17 years old can join these classes. This service aims to: impart the joy of dance to children and young people, give children and young people an appreciation of the art of dance, provide a positive and fun atmosphere, and get children and young people ready to take Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) exams if they want to. Classes are held at a range of venues and times. You need to book for all classes. You have to bring suitable clothing and footwear to classes. Please contact Fancy Footwork for more information. Website

Hartbeeps

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

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

Museum of Chocolate


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

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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