Local area guide

Living in Clapham Common

Thinking about moving to Clapham Common? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Clapham Common

Why Clapham Common is a good place to live

Clapham Common is a delightful place to live. This area, noted for its wonderful balance of city living and tranquil green spaces, makes for an exciting lifestyle.

With high street shops and boutiques, alongside vibrant eateries, it fosters a joyful and lively atmosphere.

The 220-acre common is a great place to meet friends, relax and unwind, while The Windmill pub at its centre is popular all year round.

The striking period properties all add to the elegance and charm. And Clapham has excellent transport links, including three tube stations: Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South, as well as the bustling Clapham Junction station, for easy commuting options.

What's Clapham Common famous for?

Clapham Common is famous for its magnificent open green space, spanning 220-acres.

A sanctuary for relaxation and outdoor entertainment, it's also known for the historic Clapham Common Bandstand, the largest of its kind in London, which hosts open-air concerts, particularly in the summer.

Noteworthy too are its restaurants and bars which contribute to a dynamic nightlife.

And if designer Vivienne Westwood chose to make it her home, that's all the endorsement we need.

Things to do in Clapham Common

The common is perfect for activities from simple strolls and picnics to sporting events, and even fishing in the two available ponds.

In the summer months, the area is known for hosting live concerts and music festivals.

On the culinary front, the Venn Street Market is a wonderful choice to experience local delicacies.

For arts enthusiasts, Clapham Picturehouse offers a variety of films, while up-and-coming theatre productions can be enjoyed at the Omnibus Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre.

In essence, Clapham Common offers a wealth of entertainment opportunities.

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Properties currently for sale in Clapham Common

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Transport in Clapham Common

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Local connections

Clapham Common
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Clapham High Street
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Clapham North
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Wandsworth Road
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Clapham South
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
0.9 miles / 1.4 km

Schools in Clapham Common

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Clapham Common.

Education in Clapham Common

Clapham Manor Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
Lambeth College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
The Elms Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Macaulay Church of England Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Kings Avenue School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)

Local pubs in Clapham Common

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  • Belle Vue

    London SW4

    Nestled in the heart of Clapham Common, The Belle Vue is a cozy, intimate but lively venue offering home-infused spirits, hand-crafted cocktails, and wholesome, honest food.

  • WC Wine & Charcuterie

    London SW4

    Wine & Charcuterie served in a 100 year old former water closet, located underneath Clapham Common tube station.

  • Alexandra

    London SW4

    Located in the heart of Clapham, the Alexandra is the place to be to watch your favorite games.

  • Apollo Arms

    London SW4

    Your new local pub and dining room

  • Two Brewers

    London SW4

    Our state of the art club not only has some incredible dance parties but also provides a unique location for some amazing shows, from The London Gay Big Band to Pam Ann and many more.