Love Clapham is a website used by over 340,000 residents and visitors of Clapham in London and its surrounding areas – and has become an important part of the local community
Welcome to Love Clapham, it’s hard to believe the site has been around since the 19th April 2009 and has gone on to become such a success in the local community.
For those who don’t know me (where’ve you been all my life?!), hello, I’m Jack. I’ve lived in the area since 2003 when I moved to Rodenhurst Road in Clapham South. I rented with my best friends for a number of years and had an incredible time here in my early and late twenties. Now, ten years later (*cough* early thirties) I live in my own flat in the rapidly redeveloping Clapham North / Old Town area with my partner and much loved cat.
In that time, Clapham has changed dramatically and I love it now just as much, possibly more, than when I first moved here. From the beautiful common, kept brilliantly by Lambeth Council and the Friends of Clapham Common, to the vibrant party life of Clapham High Street, all the way through to the plethora of restaurants and cafes. Throw in the rich creativity of the area brought by the people who live here and what’s not to love?
But there’s so much more we can do together as a community. I’m thrilled to have made some fantastic friends here in my immediate neighbours and others living close by. I’d like to help other residents to experience the close-knit and friendly community that I believe to be fairly unique to Clapham. I’d like to do this through Love Clapham either by using the Talk About Clapham forum, on Twitter, or even in person at local meets.
If you ever see me, please say hi! I’d love to meet you