Clapham is a town in South London with a stunning common at its heart and a lively, sociable population that combine to make it one of the most attractive and trendiest places to live in the UK. This Clapham guide section aims to offer everything you need to know about Clapham in one place from outdoor activities, shopping and living areas and more.
- Guide to Clapham Common
- Guide to Shopping in Clapham
- Guide to renting and buying houses in Clapham
- 10 Clapham facts you didn’t know
- Clapham’s top 5 breakfasts
- Clapham Award Winners 2009
Around Clapham Common are countless bars, cafes and restaurants in various pockets that attract swarms of people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a young professional looking for quick access to central London, a family looking for quality housing and schools or you simply want a great night out, Clapham should be your first port of call.
Clapham is split across two boroughs of London:
- Lambeth (Clapham North, Clapham Common area)
- Wandsworth (Clapham Junction, Clapham South, Northcote Road area)
All three corners of Clapham are a fair walk from each other – Clapham Junction is a good 20 – 30 mins walk from Clapham Common tube! – and each offers its own selection of shops, style and culture.
- Underground: 3 stations on the Northern Line (Clapham North, Clapham Common, Clapham South)
- Overground: 2 stations (Clapham Junction, Clapham High Street)
- Buses: lots of routes that will take you all over London. Including…
37 to Putney or Peckham, 345 to South Kensington or Peckham, 88 to Camden Town, 137 to Oxford Circus, 155 to Elephant and Castle or Tooting, 35 to Shoreditch, 322 and 417 to Crystal Palace, 50 to Croyden, 249 to Anerley (see bus routes guide)
- Night buses: N35 from Tottenham Court Road, N137 from Oxford Circus, N155 from Aldwych or The Strand (see bus routes guide)
- Over 65,513 (from the last census in 2001)