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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.

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!

Two Brewers

Two Brewers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clapham Common

Clapham Common

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

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!

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.

Why not explore the nearby areas of Clapham, Clapham North, Brixton, Balham, Streatham Hill, Clapham Junction, Stockwell, Nine Elms, Wandsworth Common and Battersea

"William Wilberforce, politician and leader of the Clapham Sect - the group that aided the abolition of slavery - attended Holy Trinity church on Clapham Common that became the epicentre of the movement."

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

Hop out of Clapham Common Underground Station and into the centre of Clapham...

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Josh Liddall

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

David Law

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What locals say about SW4

  1. Clapham Common has something for everyone - great places to eat and drink, lots of outdoor space for kids and dogs, lively bars on Clapham High Road in the evenings, a tube station (northern line Clapham Common), or Overground (Wandsworth Road is about 10 mins walk away), great schools for kids (Clapham Manor) and colleges for the older one’s (Lambeth College).

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. Clapham North has had a lot of investment over the last 10 years, the high street has everything you need, from array of cosmopolitan restaurants, bars and the necessities of all the supermarkets for convenience. Ideally situated for a short commute into Central London, with the Northern and Victoria Lines and now the Overground loop train. During the warmer months the additional attraction of Clapham Common, to exercise or chill out.

  5. Beautiful Clapham Common park, many nice restaurants/bars in the area and great connection (Northern Line), bus 137 straight to Oxford Circus, 345 to South Ken! If you are in the area definitely visit Clapham Old Town or Northcote road.

  6. With the warm heart of Clapham common to the south, with its massive green space and a spread of bars cafes, eateries and a Picturehouse, and Stockwell to the north for a quick commute into central London, this is the ideal place to be based.

  7. Clapham Common in general is an amazing place. You have the business of London with great bars and restaurants and then right next to it is the open mesmerising space of the common itself. Filled with different activities, different people and caters for everyone's needs.

  8. Great pubs, cafes, brunch on Sundays is the best, one of my favourite cafes is Fantasia, a small cafe in the middle of the Old Town, with really good prices, simple and nice food. There are a couple of designer furniture stores next door that make the whole experience really nice. Pubs wise, the list is endless. The Sun in the summer of course, No. 32 for a nice cocktail, the Bobbin for an award winning Sunday road - literally mentioned in TimeOut as the best in SW, etc. etc. Simply an amazing area. Come live here.

  9. the access to local bars, deli's, restaurants, tube and the common all in one, favourite pub is The Frog for food, drink and atmosphere, the best pub for overall atmosphere is Prince of Wales or POW POW POW to the locals (take a look at the cieling, it's magic).

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SW4 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Clapham, Stockwell and is covered by the Lambeth local authority.

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