The Clapham area is now completely spoilt for choice when it comes to markets. From posh nosh to fresh flowers, we Clappers have it all. Given the number of chain supermarkets and restaurants in the area, it’s no wonder the Clapham markets are increasingly popular with local residents. We want choice dammit! With three markets in the direct vicinity and others close by, there really is no excuse to shop local and benefit from better quality. Continue reading
Big Squid is a PADI 5 star dive centre located in Clapham North Arts Centre just off Voltaire Road by Clapham High Street train station. It offers dive equipment (it’s a shop too) and dive courses run at their dive centre and at Clapham Manor baths just a 2 minute walk away.
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)
Northcote Road market is the prime example of why the Clapham lifestyle is one of the best in London. Where else can you find super-sexy people, buy a globe, a second hand wet suit and a decent lunch? It’s a bizarre bubble of a place born out of its disproportionately young residents with disproportionately high levels of disposable income. They expect quaint and quality in uber fashionable portions. The result is a fabulous and unique market with trinkets, produce and market stall owners you’d expect to find in Harrods. This is a high class market at surprisingly reasonable prices. Continue reading
Recipease, the latest food venture by celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, is a shop on Clapham Junction’s main high street, St. John’s Road. It opened in late 2008 and has a beautiful interior like a giant country kitchen. Interestingly, it is a shop that doubles as a live cooking venue to practice and be shown how to cook certain dishes like curry and home made pizza. There’s a small selection of ready meals prepared to Jamie Oliver’s recipes plus wines and utensils. None of this comes cheap, but it’s expensive because of the quality, and it really shows when you look around that a great amount of detail and attention went into the shop. Continue reading
Here’s a new feature for all of you Love Clapham readers. You can of course see all of the Clapham Picture House cinema listings on their website, but we’ll be posting them here each week for you to see too just in case you forget to take a look. We’ll offer a few thoughts on our pick of the films too. Continue reading
It seems like all we’re doing at the moment is telling you about Clapham building developments, but they’re just so darn interesting! This time, it’s plans to replace an old office block with a state of the art hotel with restaurant. Sounds like a good plan. Continue reading
First Connect Computers, opposite Clapham North tube station on Clapham High Street, has been in touch to offer everyone a 15% discount off of any of their computer and laptop repair services. To get the discount, all you have to do is join the newsletter on their website. Continue reading