Clapham

About the Area

With buzzing bars and more Fresher’s Week nostalgia than you can shake a glowstick at, Clapham is the best postgrad party you’ve ever been to. But there’s loads to like about this dynamic district. Even for longtime Londoners, Clapham’s a guilty pleasure.

Scuzzy, brash and beautiful (at least with beer goggles), Clapham is like catnip for bright young things taking their first steps in the capital. But hold on — there’s way more to it than that. Yes, Clapham is larger than life but it’s also larger than you think. It’s a tale of two Claphams — or four, if we’re counting stations, although Clapham Junction is in Battersea (don’t even get us started)…

In reality, Clapham has a bit of everything. It’s a sprawling area of five postcodes covering everything from classic retail therapy and dancing under the disco ball (hello, Clapham High Street) to peaceful green spaces, kite-flying and designer dogs (hello, Clapham Common). For all the club nights and 3am kebab shops there are loads of charming pubs, parks and restaurants you’d be happy to take your granny to. Clapham Picturehouse is a cute little haunt for cinema lovers, and ye olde world is well represented by the period pubs of Clapham North — The Landor and The Falcon to name but two.

So if you’re nostalgic for the sticky floors of a student club, Clapham is an amazing intro to London. But even if you want a more slow-roasted (and WiFi-enabled) pace of life, there’s way more to Clapham than you think.

Clapham Picture House

Independent art house cinema with modern seating and bar showing mainstream, classic and cult films.

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Clapham Pottery

Clapham Pottery is a busy self-funding and not-for-profit community pottery, offering pottery classes for all ages and all abilities.

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Omnibus Theatre

Omnibus Arts Centre is based in a beautiful red-brick building to the north of Clapham Common and offers a mix of theatre, music, comedy, film and visual arts.

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Roxie Steak

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant cooking up mouth-watering steaks. They also have a great wine selection.

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MOMMI

Late-night drinking and dining spot where Japan meets Latin America in an urban, cool environment.

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Arlo's

Colourful and welcoming local restaurant,

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Northcote Records

Live bands appear most nights of the week at this laid-back, trendy pub that also serves pizza.

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No 32 The Old Town

No 32 The Old Town is an eye-catching restaurant and bar located within a few minutes of Clapham. It has a sunlit first floor roof terrace overlooking leafy Clapham Common.

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Adventure Bar

With two to chose from in Clapham, Adventure Bar is one of the most established bars in the area. Famed for beer pong and Happy Hour cocktails during the week, and dancing on booths and partying hard at weekends.

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Santa Dash

Hitch up your sleigh for the annual Santa Run London and bring a flash of red to the streets of London with thousands of runners doing laps of Clapham Common dressed as Santa Claus.

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Tough Mudder - Clapham

Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12 mile-long obstacle courses that test mental as well as physical strength.

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Virgin Active - Clapham

Gym, Physiotherapy, Squash Courts and Personal Training.

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Clapham Common Underground

Northern Line

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Clapham Junction Station

Overground train station

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