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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Bodean's

Bodean's

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

Clapham Common

Clapham Common

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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.

Two Brewers

Two Brewers

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

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!

The Stonhouse

The Stonhouse

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

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.

North St. Deli

North St. Deli

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

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.

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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

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

Clapham Old Town's elegant architecture really heightens its charm.

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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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  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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NCT 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

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

Jiggle Jive dance for under 5s

Battersea Arts Centre
The Jiggle Jive drop-in class is based in Clapham, London and is a creative, funky 45 minute dance class for 0 - 3yrs. Jiggle Jive uses lots of fun props and a wide variety of music including Motown, Pop and R&B to get everyone dancing. This class has a relaxed environment allowing children to explore movement, have fun and build confidence using their bodies. Website

Cheeky Champs

Battersea Arts Centre
Friendly and fun class run by a local mum incorporating lots of different elements to entertain and stimulate your little ones. 

Little Crafters

The Old School Club, Unit 141 Building B, Battersea Business Centre
Arts & Crafts classes where toddlers explore colour, shapes and texture. We will provide a new theme every week and will show them a new skill, with no pressure to make realistic projects. We will use different media such as paper, clay, paint, fabric and parents/carers are encouraged to support the children by letting them learn and discover their own creativity. Children must be accompanied. £7 per session 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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