Local area guide

Living in Clapham

Thinking about moving to Clapham? 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

Why Clapham is a good place to live

Clapham, beloved by both locals and frequent visitors, presents all the charms and benefits of urban living while still maintaining a comforting neighbourhood feel. Rapid transport links connect residents to the wider city from England's busiest station, Clapham Junction, while Cycle Superhighway CS7 provides an eco-friendly route into central London. For lovers of architecture, stunning period properties add a dash of history to the environment. The area boasts a vibrant social scene, brimming with diverse dining options and entertainment venues, guaranteeing no two evenings have to be the same when living in Clapham.

What's Clapham famous for?

Clapham is famous for several reasons. Leafy Clapham Common, a sprawling expanse of green, forms the heart of the community, hosting open-air concerts amidst 220 acres of verdant space. The area also carries some star power, being home to A-list celebrities like Margot Robbie and Vivienne Westwood. Finally, the charming high street and nightlife scene, boasting establishments like The Bobbin, Trinity, and many others have stamped Clapham on the map as a hive of culture and cuisine.

Things to do in Clapham

There's no shortage of things to do in Clapham. For the cinephiles, indulge in boutique cinema experiences at Clapham Picturehouse, or enjoy live theatre productions at the Battersea Arts Centre and Omnibus Theatre. If outdoor activities are more to your taste, why not gather some friends for a weekend workout at Clapham Common? Food enthusiasts can look forward to weekends at Venn Street Market, offering fresh, local produce. For the shopping aficionados, a stroll down Abbeville Road presents a selection of boutique shops and high-end food and drink retailers.

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Properties currently for sale in Clapham

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Transport in Clapham

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

Local connections

Clapham Common
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Clapham North
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Clapham High Street
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Clapham South
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Wandsworth Road
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km

Schools in Clapham

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

Education in Clapham

Kings Avenue School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Harris Clapham Sixth Form
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Iqra Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2017)
St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
Glenbrook Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Harris Academy Clapham
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Clapham

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  • Hope and Anchor

    London SW2

    Split between 2 floors the interior bar is designed in signature Grand Union style, a boudoir-esque stately home full of gorgeous ornaments and curious artefacts.

  • Little Orange Door

    London SW4

    Join the flatmates for delicious food, wicked cocktails, banging brunch, amazing house parties & epic dinner parties in their Clapham home.

  • Alexandra

    London SW4

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

  • Abbeville

    London SW4

    The rustic yet refined Abbeville lies at the heart of charming Abbeville Road in Clapham. This true neighbourhood pub offers fine British fare, two individual bar areas and welcoming, warm surroundings where customers can relax and unwind.

  • 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.