Local area guide

Living in Clapham Junction

Thinking about moving to Clapham Junction? 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 Junction

Why Clapham Junction is a good place to live

Clapham Junction is a vibrant area where there's always something to do.

With superb transport links, it's a breeze to get to Central London.

Looking for variety in your eateries? Clapham Junction won't disappoint. You'll be spoilt for choice with the eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants and bars on your doorstep. Indulge in delicious metre-long pizzas, truly original cocktails, and breakfast treats served all day.

Clapham Junction also makes for a relaxing home with its proximity to the splendidly large Clapham and Wandsworth Commons - the perfect places for those leisurely Sunday afternoon walks.

What's Clapham Junction famous for?

Undeniably, Clapham Junction is famous for having one of the busiest rail stations in the whole of Europe, making it a significant transportation hub.

But did you know that despite its name, the station is actually near St John’s Hill in Battersea?

Clapham has also hosted a few famous faces such as actress Margot Robbie and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

All in all, it's a lovely, lively place with beautiful housing stock, plenty going on and it's a great place to raise a family.

Things to do in Clapham Junction

From savouring rustic pub delights to watching theatre and comedy at the Battersea Arts Centre, there's a treasure trove of experiences waiting.

Foodies will love the vast assortment of dining options, from French-themed menus to modern Thai cuisine, and 50-option cocktail menus.

The area also offers various events to keep you entertained, including comedy shows at local pubs.

With vast green spaces on its doorstep, thanks to its location 'between the commons' of Wandsworth and Clapham, Clapham Junction is a great place to call home.

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Properties currently for sale in Clapham Junction

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Transport in Clapham Junction

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Clapham Junction.

Local connections

Clapham Junction
National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Wandsworth Town
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Chelsea Harbour Pier
Ferry Port
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Imperial Wharf
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Clapham South
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Queenstown Road (Battersea)
National Rail
1.2 miles / 1.9 km

Schools in Clapham Junction

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

Education in Clapham Junction

Christ Church CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Thames Christian School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
ARK John Archer Primary Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Centre Academy London
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Inadequate (2022)
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Battersea
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Falconbrook Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)

Local pubs in Clapham Junction

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  • Falcon

    London SW11


  • Junction

    London SW11

    Craft beers, real ales, great food & wine and a fantastic beer garden.

  • Northcote

    London SW11

    At The Northcote we have it all, from quizzes to beer and wine tastings, comfort food to daily specials, wine by the glass to ale and cider festivals..