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!
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
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.
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.
The Wandsworth planning applications committee has rejected a large development planned for Clapham Junction. This follows a high profile petition from some local residents who opposed the plans. Continue reading →
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 →