The Pavement is a funky little cafe tucked on the corner between Clapham Common tube station and Clapham Old Town. It overlooks Clapham Common and the Holy Trinity church. Food is great, reasonably priced and served with a smile.
Clapham isn’t just a great place to live, when you’re sitting on Clapham Common you sit on ground steeped in history. We’ve listed ten of the most interesting facts about Clapham that we’ve come across. If you live in Clapham you may have heard of some of these facts, but hopefully it’s still an interesting look into the area’s past. Help Love Clapham take this list up to a mighty fifteen by adding them at the foot of the page. Continue reading
Well, well, well. Another bank holiday weekend has snuck up on Love Clapham and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks to Mother Nature (via the BBC) it looks like Monday’s out weather wise, but we like the look of a sunny Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s Clapham Common time! Clubbing in Clapham celebrates bank holiday Monday with Inferno’s beach party on Sunday night, a mere £5 before 10pm. Continue reading
The best tasting festival in London is coming back to Clapham Common! Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common festival will be gracing Clapham Common on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of July. No acts or attractions have been announced yet, you can’t even buy tickets, so there’s not much to say other than to pop it into your diary. You can be guaranteed of free icecream however. Check back on Love Clapham soon for the latest info but in the meantime, register your interest on the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common website.
If you’ve read Part 1 of our interview with Christopher Wellbelove, Mayor of Lambeth and councillor to the Clapham Town Ward, you’ll be familiar with his background. In part 2 he explains the importance of young people’s voices being heard, upcoming plans for Clapham and things he enjoys in his spare time. Continue reading
This week Love Clapham met with Christopher Wellbelove, recently elected as the Mayor of Lambeth and councillor for the Clapham Town Ward since 2006. It was an enlightening and hugely enjoyable discussion about local projects, Twittering for Lambeth and Eurovision – finger on the pulse? More than you’d imagine. 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
Just looked outside and there was a double rainbow! Simple things please us at Love Clapham HQ.
Someone seems to have installed an Indiana Jones set piece into the pavement on Clapham High Street this weekend. Sadly no religious artifacts or aliens were spotted, but it did give an intriguing glimpse into Clapham’s past by exposing the old Victorian pipes that are being replaced. Continue reading
Face it, this weekend is all about Eurovision. Love Clapham HQ will be holding its own Eurovision party – sorry, it’s private! – and it’s guaranteed not to be the only one in Clapham. With Eurovision only running until 11.15pm (saying ‘only’ knowing full well it starts at 8pm and lasts for an epic 3 hours), what are people in Clapham going to be doing after the show? Check out our new weekly Clubbing Clapham round-up to find out what’s hot, what’s not and for handy offers. Continue reading
Awesome news for Clappers today as blonde bombshell Boris Johnson announced an influx of security in the form of a new police force in Clapham Junction. The nine person strong team will patrol the Clapham Junction area and its public transport. This is very welcome news for Love Clapham because not only are more Bobbies on the Beat a visible sign of reassurance, the size of the team means there’s some serious policing business to be had. Wrong doers begone! On a related note, the Clapham Town Safer Neighbourhoods Team has been in touch to say that “if anyone wants to speak to us in confidence regarding any criminal activities etc, just give us a call on the team number: 0208 721 2825.”