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Rows of elegant homes envelope picturesque Clapham Common

"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

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

Stephanie Kele

What is your favourite place?

Where do Clapham locals go?

No. 32 The Old Town

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

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.

Clapham Common

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


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.

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.


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!

North St. Deli

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

Clapham Picturehouse

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


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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!


Best tapas restaurant in London!

The Stonhouse

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

Pizza Metro

A cheerful Neapolitan restaurant with a wood burning oven famed for its metre-long pizzas and great social atmosphere and service.


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.

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.

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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

What do you love about Clapham?

Why do you find Clapham a great place to live?


"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!"

February 2015


"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."

February 2015


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"A keen scientist, Benjamin Franklin was thought to have conducted experiments in the pond on Clapham Common."

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Child-friendly activities near Clapham

NCT Clapham Playgroup

St John the Evangelist Church Hall
A playgroup for babies and toddlers. Tea and biscuits for the grown ups and light snacks for the children lots of toys and space to run around and a sing song at the end. Day: Wednesdays Time: 10.00-12 noon Where: St John the Evangelist Church Hall Clapham Road SW9 9AR Age range: Babies and toddlers Donation: £2 per child £3 family Contact: claphamplaygroup@claphamnct.com Website

Baby Salsa

Clapham Methodist Churc
From a very early age, we are able to appreciate and identify with music. Rhythm is an amazing feeling that makes us happy and energised. Baby Salsa offers you and your baby an exciting experience of Latin American Dance, to share a fun moment together,to introduce your child to the benefits of dance and to help you keep fit! Website


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

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

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

Baby Massage with Susan Patterson-Smith

The Studio, 2nd Floor, Thurleigh Road Practice
Clinical research has shown that positive, loving, nurturing touch has an important impact on a baby's development. Baby massage is something that every parent can learn - providing benefits to both the baby and parent. 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
  1. 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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