Lost Society has a fantastic and frankly weird interior and great music, a combination that maxes it out every single weekend. It has a great outdoor courtyard too. One of the highlights of the “between Clapham Junction / Clapham Common pocket”.
Address: Lost Society, 697 Wansworth Road, London SW8 3JF
Phone: 020 7652 6526
During the summer, Gigalum at Clapham South can’t be seen behind the throng of people out the front. It’s an incredibly popular and lively bar opposite Clapham Common.
Address: Gigalum, 7 Cavendish Parade, Clapham South, Clapham, London SW4 9DW
Phone: 0208 772 0303
The Abbeville pub is an institution for Abbeville villagers. With great food, an unusual layout and a calmer atmosphere than the thumping music of Clapham High Street, no wonder it’s always jam-packed!
Address: 67-69 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London SW4 9JW
Phone: 0208 675 2201
Firefly has dominos, giant jenga and flames outside – need we say more? A small bar with a big atmosphere and one of the best looking Clapham bar interiors.
Address: Firefly, 69 Clapham Common Southside, Clapham, London SW4 9DA
Phone: 0208 673 9162
The White House is Clapham’s most famous night spot. It used to be fairly exclusive, but now it’s a bar come club with a fantastic roof terrace for the summer. Be prepared to queue if you turn up at the weekend.
Address: 65 Clapham Park road, Clapham, London SW4 7EH
Phone: 0207 498 3388
Like most places in Clapham, 64th and Social is a mid-sized bar with trendy deco, good music, good cocktails and a DJ at the weekend.
Address: 64 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London SW4 7UL
Phone: 0207 627 2535
On Tuesday Clapham Picture House is showing a one-off screening of Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country, a compilation of real-life camera footage by under cover video journalists in Burma which Empire calls “Captivating and essential viewing.” It’s been compiled and produced by Anders Ostergaard and is said to play out like a thriller, made all the more impactful by its harsh reality. Following the screening is a live satellite Q&A session with the director, a member of the Democratic Voice of Burma and a representative of the Burma Campaign UK. There are only limited tickets left, so book now.
GAIL’s bakery fights back against corporate, packaged bread with natural ingredients and locally baked, tasty bread full of flavour and quality ingredients.
Address: GAIL’s Bakery, 64 Northcote Road, SW11 6QL
Telephone: (coming soon)
Watch the above interview with DJ Armin Van Buuren as he talks about the run-up to SW4 on Clapham Common. It’s always a massive festival, and this year looks to be no exception when it finally happens on Saturday 29 August. Note Love Clapham’s favourite clubbing accessory in this video: massive sunglasses when you’re inside. Oh yes. An after show party has also just been announced for an additional twenty smackers at The Coronet in Elephant & Castle. Eric Prydz will be playing, if that helps tempt you to part with your cash. Visit our Clapham Festival Guide to find out about all upcoming Clapham Common gigs.
News hitting the Clapham interweb includes the 20,000 people who turned up to Toast Festival 2009 on Clapham Common making it an unmitigated success. We’ve added more photos from the event to our Clapham Pictures gallery. Still can’t believe it’s a festival with horses. Amazing. For people who live on or near the Clapham/Balham Weir Estate. be sure to check out the all sparkly, all new Weir Estate Residents Association website. It hopes to give residents a voice while also offering more info than you can shake a stick at – an essential site. Remember the Twitter Tweek Cookoff we mentioned last week? Well, Clapham didn’t win this time, but we did judge! Full report on the Clapham Omnibus Blog.
Johnny Depp is back, with what looks to be his most serious role in a film yet with Public Enemies opening in Clapham this Friday. It’ll be interesting to see if he pulls it off. Empire gave 5/5, so it must be decent. Christian Bale, who seems to be in every film made these days, also stars in it. Love Clapham went to see Transformers 2 last night… Michael Bay is a terrible director. Clapham Picture House listings for this Friday and next week are in the rest of the post. Continue reading