Have you spotted our new Clapham Offers page in the top menu? Take a look, we’ve got a couple of excellent discounts for the Four O Nine restaurant in Clapham North including a tremendous Sunday lunch deal – check it out this weekend. On Friday evening it’s Northcote Road’s Summer Fare, see ya there! Then on Saturday it’s Clapham Common Fayre (note the spelling difference) at the Holy Trinity Church. Clapham clubbing offers and more below. Continue reading
There’s a saying from Ricki Lake: “You have been told girlfriend!” And Love Clapham has been told. There we were, being all smug earlier in the week stating that “Clapham Band Stand is never used” when SHABAM! A whopping great schedule of Clapham Band Stand events comes flying into our inbox. Just for you, fellow Clappers, here is said schedule. Continue reading
Oh yes people, it’s that time of year again – Clapham festival time! Love Clapham is going totally gaga thinking about the massive partying ahead of us this summer. With Orbital, Super Furry Animals, Eric Prydz and The Human League all paying a trip to Clapham Common to headline, you lovely Clappers are totally spoilt for choice this year. But why choose when you can go to them all?! Read on for Love Clapham’s definitive guide to Clapham’s 2009 festivals. Continue reading
Get Loaded in the Park brings even more festival goodness your way on Bankholiday Sunday 30 August. With no work on Monday there really is no excuse to miss headliners Orbital, Röyksopp and the rest of the acts. Continue reading
Like sports? Live in or near Clapham? Then you really have no excuse not to get off your backside and get involved in some Clapham sports. It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that Clapham has a huge common and guess what, local residents definitely make the most of it. You can walk, run, cycle and skate around it and the many local parks for free, but if you fancy a bit of group or one-on-one action, this page lists some of Clapham’s sport clubs. Clubs and teams range from football, frisbee and lacrosse all the way to canoeing. Yeah, canoeing. Believe it! Continue reading
Local Twitterer (is that a proper noun yet?) Jason Cobb caught up with our on and offline social networking Mayor of Lambeth for an interview that you can listen to in the rest of this post. We’ve noticed the Mayor, Christopher Wellbelove, has been using the likes of Twitter and Facebook to full effect, encouraging more and more people to interact with Lambeth Council in loads of different ways. It’s a refreshing change that we hope spreads throughout other local authorities. Continue reading
The Ben & Jerry’s icecream machine has gone into full swing for the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common festival. Tickets are now available to buy for Saturday 25th July with the Super Furry Animals and Teenage Fanclub headlining the stage. Icecream and fairground rides are also present to help the day along. Continue reading
What does “more than meets the eye” actually mean? I’m sure we’re about to find out because the Transformers are back with a sequel that appears to put the special into special effects. Transformers 2 opens this week at Clapham Picture House and Love Clapham is all set to relive childhood memories. If the above trailer is anything to go by, this is a more epic (and hopefully better written) film than the first. Let’s hope for less comedy and more destruction this time around. Full listings for Clapham Picture House in the rest of this post. Continue reading
No you haven’t gone mad. This is evidence of the Clapham Band Stand actually being used by a band – and a mighty fine one at that! If you have lived in Clapham as long as Love Clapham, you’ll know how precious this is because the Clapham Band Stand never seems to be used. The band in question is the South London Concert Band and they were ace. They’re back on 12th July, don’t miss them to witness the million pound Clapham Band Stand makeover being put to good use. More pictures of the band are in our Picture Gallery.
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
Local resident, Fred Calditz, tries to prove to the world he can fly with this hot pink picnic blanket this week on Clapham Common. We won’t comment on the colour of the blanket but we’ve all seen the kites on Clapham Common and Love Clapham has definitely seen someone being lifted off the ground by one – careful Fred, you don’t want to end up being blown into Cock Pond! Thanks again to Andy Pronger for this photo and if you have a pic of some Clapper antics going on, email them to us and get your friends up here on Love Clapham.
Love Clapham HQ is fast becoming obsessed with this ‘photo of thing on Clapham Common’ angle in photos. The above was sent to us by Love Clapham reader Andy Pronger who we assume owns these shoes. If in fact these are your shoes and not his, let us know! Until that point, congrats Andy on being our first ever Photo of the Week. You win nothing but the pride in knowing that your shoes were the first. For more pix, check out our Clapham Pictures gallery. If you’ve got a cool Clap-snap, please email it to us and you too could find your pic reaching these lofty heights of acclaim.