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The neighbourhood, where used, derives its name from a tube station — it has no fixed boundary from the rest of Clapham. Taking any definition in informal use it is predominantly mid-rise and low-rise residential land and usually takes in major parts of the Common. Where regard to historic Clapham parish and some street signs is had, this area includes a detached part: the land bounded by Nightingale Square, Oldridge Road and Balham Hill.

You feel it in the Post Office, when you top up your Oyster at any of the shops near the Clapham Common tube and when getting on an off public transport. It’s in the curse under the breath, the long, unfriendly gaze and spiteful comments from those primed to pass judgement.

Clapham North tube and Clapham High Street railway stations ar eboth less than a mile away.

If you’re visiting Clapham Junction, we’ve just reviewed some of the best places to eat near Clapham Junction and 15 of the best things about the area.

Residents were asked to assess their area based on a range of categories including eating and drinking options, family vibes, friendliness and trendiness, and were also asked to take into account practical matters including accessibility and affordability.

In the late 17th century, large country houses began to be built there, and throughout the 18th and early 19th century it was favoured by the wealthier merchant classes of the City of London, who built many large and gracious houses and villas around Clapham Common and in the Old Town. Samuel Pepys spent the last two years of his life in Clapham, living with his friend, protégé at the Admiralty and former servant William Hewer, until his death in 1703.[6]

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While the majority of this area has already been gentrified, Clapham North is last to receive this treatment. As a result it’s considered to be the scruffier end, making it cheaper and popular with recent graduates and students who make the most of the nearby bars and clubs of Clapham High Street. Clapham North also has its own tube station (Northern line) and an overground station, which makes it ideal for commuting.

Clapham is nestled in between Battersea and Brixton, in the post code SW4.

Old Town and Clapham South, as the pricier areas, are generally where the families settle while Clapham North and Clapham Junction have more of a student vibe, with lots of flat shares on offer and many nearby bars.

Those living in the area said there was plenty to love about SW4, including the spacious common, and great transport links, with three tube stops and Europe’s busiest railway station right on the doorstep.

All three corners of Clapham are a fair walk from each other – Clapham Junction is a good 20 – 30 mins walk from Clapham Common tube! – and each offers its own selection of shops, style and culture.

The railway station now known as Clapham Junction was originally named Battersea Junction by its architect to reflect its geographical location.

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There are two railway stations in the district on London Overground's East London Line:

The City Living Survey, carried out by Time Out, asked more than 12,000 Londoners to rate their postcode, and SW4 came out on top.

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Can anyone Help? I am researching my family by the name of COLLINS. The family ran a fruit and Veg shop in Clapham High St to my knowledge from 1850 t0 1901 maybe longer. William Collins was the main owner and my Great Grandfather (his son) was called Arthur. There were lots of siblings which make me think there are still some of the family in Clapham or a close area. I would be pleased to hear if anyone can help.

Clapham’s saving graces are her architecture, the common and the proximity to central London. There’s also a historical liberalism about the area I’ve liked. But folk who think it’s great because it’s got cafes aplenty must be wandering around in a Flat White Sourdough haze. The undercurrent is part and parcel of south London life. It’ll be there long after the ABC1s have vacated following the next series or urban riots.

We LOVE Clapham, it’s one of my favourite places in London.

In the 1980s a regeneration program began and the area began to become gentrified once more. Due to its location across the river from Knightsbride and Chelsea, the middle classes began migrate south, and now Clapham is known for being affluent and middle class. However, neighbouring areas like Brixton and Stockwell keep the area multi-cultural and diverse.

Get your woolly hats and gloves out and and gather up family, friends, flat-mates and lovers! Pines and Needles is opening its doors! Come and choose your Christmas tree. It is a great outing and a good way to get into the spirit of Christmas! You can even bring the dog! We are located conveniently in Battersea Park. Our large choice and guaranteed quality makes this the place to come buy your tree this Christmas. 🙂

When most Londoners think of Clapham stereotypes, there are two distinct groups that immediately come to mind: Australians, and City Boys. However, due to its size and proximity to very multi-cultural areas such as Brixton, you can find almost every kind of person here. While the Australians and young professionals dominate the High Street on a Saturday night, come Sunday morning the cafes and the Common are full of families and students enjoying brunch from one of the many local restaurants.

Sadly I am moving to Australia very soon with my girlfriend but I’ll miss Clapham. The convenince to shops, to the rest of London, a few Bulmers on the Common in the Summer, snowdays and snowball fights with strangers, the pub quiz at our local and especially the friends we have made.

Clapham North lies on either side of Clapham Road and borders the relatively modern creation 'Stockwell' in the historic Lambeth parish on Union Road and Stirling Road. There is a 'Stockwell Town' Partnership sign north of Union Road demarcating the boundary between Clapham and Stockwell. The northern part of Clapham in the Larkhall ward includes the Sibella conservation area. The southern part is Ferndale ward and includes Landor, Ferndale and Bedford roads leading up to Brixton.

Around Clapham Common are countless bars, cafes and restaurants in various pockets that attract swarms of people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a young professional looking for quick access to central London, a family looking for quality housing and schools or you simply want a great night out, Clapham should be your first port of call.

Another main draw of Clapham, particularly for the City workers, are the great transport links. From Clapham Junction station, you can get into London within 10 minutes by train. Not only this, but you can get as far away from London as possible too. Trains from Clapham Junction go to the likes of Hastings, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and much more.

Clapham appears in Domesday Book as Clopeham. It was held by Goisfrid (Geoffrey) de Mandeville and its domesday assets were 3 hides; 6 ploughs, 5 acres (20,000 m2) of meadow. It rendered £7 10s 0d, and was located in Brixton hundred.[4]

Commuter woes on Southern had been mentioned in the London Evening Standard, "Southern rail suggests commuter goes on 100 mile detour to Clapham instead of her normal six minute journey".[12]

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As one of the trendier places to live in London, Clapham's lively vibe attracts social professionals from all over the world. Clapham London has spread outwards over the years, ...

Clapham is a town in South London with a stunning common at its heart and a lively, sociable population that combine to make it one of the most attractive and trendiest places to live in the UK. This Clapham guide section aims to offer everything you need to know about Clapham in one place from outdoor activities, shopping and living areas and more.

The arrival of the railway transformed the Clapham demographic, as the upper classes moved out and it became a commuter suburb for the working classes from around 1900 onwards. The area was quite badly bombed during the Second World War, and a number of air raid shelters can still be seen around Clapham.

With plenty of large Victorian and Georgian terrace houses, this part is popular with middle-class families who want to enjoy the short distance to Central London, while also having good schools and the expansive Clapham Common nearby. The nearest tube station is Clapham Common (Northern Line), located on the corner of the Common and the High Street.

According to the 2011 census, White British is the largest ethnic group at 51% of the population, followed by 16% Other White.[17]

In 2012 the Overground East London Line was extended to Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road stations.[18] This links Clapham directly to stations including Shepherds Bush, Canary Wharf, Shoreditch and Highbury and Islington.

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