Live Nation’s large live concerts look to be moving from Hyde Park to Clapham Common from summer 2014.
We were first alerted over the weekend on our Twitter account by a fellow Clapper and this morning the report looks to be confirmed by a press release from our local community group, the Friends of Clapham Common.
Friends of Clapham Common are very clear on their position: “We are objecting in the strongest possible terms to Lambeth Council’s proposal to permit an events company to put on large-scale events on Clapham Common that could see 45,000 people a day descending on the area.”
Their Chairman, Melanie Oxley, went on to say “The commercialisation of Clapham Common has reached new heights. Lambeth Council risks converting our heritage landscape into an enterprise platform. Despite clear objections from ourselves and others, Lambeth is welcoming all kinds of unsuitable events.”
How do you feel? Will the cultural benefits of concerts from major music artists like Lady Gaga and Coldplay improve our area? Or will yet another influx of revellers destroy what makes Clapham Common so special already?
Bored Clappers. WE HAVE BEEN BORED. With a lack of things to do in the evening in Clapham, us Clappers have had to turn to either binge drinking, paying extortionate prices for meals or jogging around the common. All of which sound good in principle but leave you with an empty, soul destroying feeling afterwards in their own unique ways. So it’s with a massive sigh of relief and a cheer that Love Clapham can announce that The Funny Side… of Clapham Common comedy nights are now every blinkin’ Thursday at the Alexandra on Clapham Common south side (by the bus stops!) Check it out, it’s a bargainous £12.50 and you can still binge drink, eat and perhaps jog home. Wonderful.
After a successful opening in 2009, Aquum has quickly established itself as the place to see and be seen in SW4. Offering a cool and chic feel, this interchangeable South London haunt is spread over three floors, spoiling you with plenty of room to relax throughout the week over a bite to eat with friends, and ample space to get your groove on at the weekends with resident sounds from Stereo Sushi and Bargrooves.
Address: Aquum, 68-70 Clapham High street, London, SW4 7UL
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Another of the weird venues in that little pocket of bars on Wandsworth Road. The Artesian Well is a large venue split across floors and with multiple rooms.
Address: The Artesian Well, 693 Wandsworth Road, Battersea, London SW8 3JF
Phone: 0207 627 3353
The Sun really shines in Clapham Old Town with its large open bar, beer garden and great grub. The Sunday roasts and summer time BBQs are becoming Clapham legend.
Address: The Sun, 47 Old Town, Clapham, London SW4 0JL
Phone: 0207 622 4980
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
Revolutions Vodka Bar is the Clapham branch of the well known chain. With a vast selection of vodka drinks and cocktails, a resident DJ on the weekends and two floors, it’s popular for good reason.
Address: 95-97 Clapham High St, Clapham, London SW4 7TB
Telephone: 0207 720 6642