Arguably the epicentre of South West London, Clapham is split across two London Boroughs - Lambeth and Wandsworth. Most of Clapham resides in SW4, with pockets in SW8, SW9 and SW12. It’s served by some of the best transport links in London, making Clapham a very popular place to live for both young professionals and families. Most of Clapham is built around Clapham Common, and with countless bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as good schools and quality housing, it’s a very attractive place to live.
What makes Clapham a great place to live
Benefitting from fantastic transport links, it’s easy to get pretty much anywhere from Clapham. There’s Clapham Junction - a major railway station and transport hub, which serves London Waterloo and London Victoria in less than 15 minutes, and also gives easy access to the south of England. There are three underground stations on the Northern Line – Clapham North, Clapham Common and Clapham South, and there is a further over-ground station at Clapham High Street. There are lots of bus routes that take you all over London. In fact, when it comes to transport links, Clapham is hard to beat.
At approximately 200 acres in size, Clapham Common is a hive of activity, and arguably one of the best public parks in London. You can spend a whole day walking and relaxing on the common, or enjoying its many bars and eateries. There are playgrounds, paddling pools, ponds, public tennis courts, a bandstand, and there’s even a skate park. At the weekend, you will find a number of sports being played here, including football, rugby and softball.
The social scene
There are so many bars and restaurants in Clapham that there’s far too many to list here. There’s everything from lazy brunches to fine dining, from local pubs to cocktail bars and nightclubs. There’s something to suit every taste and every age group, and the social scene can only be described as vibrant. Clapham Common also hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, including the SW4 dance music festival, the Calling festival, and the infamous Clapham fireworks display in November.
Clapham has four shopping areas offering everything from antiques to high street fashion. Head to Clapham Old Town, Clapham High Street, Abbeville Road, and Nightingale Lane.
Average property prices in Clapham:
• 1 bedroom – £372,489
• 2 bedroom - £556,518
• 3 bedroom – £797,904
• 4 bedroom – £1,077,983
The average rental in Clapham is £450 per week for a flat, and £722 per week for a house.
Why invest in Clapham
When it comes to property, it’s hard to go wrong with Clapham. Many people thought it had peaked years ago, but with a 20% increase in property values last year, it’s still a great place to invest. It’s not really surprising given its excellent transport links and its appeal to young professionals and families. There are great schools in the area, and properties to suit everyone.
If you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Clapham, Clapham South, Clapham Common or Clapham North, make sure you get in contact with our team on 020 8767 7001.
Places of interest
Bar 366 St John’s Hill
Bar 366 is a perfectly balanced cocktail, using the best ingredients as possible, a perfect and friendly mix of refinement and character, muddled with a relaxed, sophisticated and eclectic atmosphere, mixed with a sleek, kinky and sexy decor, shaken with passion, flair and panache, infused with whispers of laughter, joy, care and attention, topped with fresh, local, seasonal and organic fruit and liqueurs, blended with a stereophonic journey of a fusion of soulful, uplifting, vocal, progressive, underground, deep, intelligent, minimal and funky House with a spark of ageless glamour.
Located just off Clapham common and on the fringes of Clapham Old Town is Del Aziz's newly opened latest venture. Not only does our Clapham venue have all the trappings of its sister venues, but also it boasts an additional naughty little sister in the form of Zahra Bar downstairs
four O nine
Situated above The Clapham North since 2006, four o nine has established itself as a hidden gem of a restaurant. Accessed via a private entrance, four o nine somehow manages to marry a distinctively exclusive feel with something altogether more comfortable.
At its heart, it’s a classic neighbourhood restaurant, serving exciting and modern European food, complemented by friendly and professional service.
The sixty seater restaurant is perfect for romantic dinners for two or larger group celebrations. A fully enclosed private dining room provides space for intimate gatherings or lively dinners for between ten and eighteen guests.
Antonio and I opened Lola Rojo in October 2007.
It was our intention to serve Spanish food, the true flavours of Spain,
small dishes for sharing, paellas and rices.
Since opening, Lola Rojo has gained huge support and loyal followers.
In 2009 we became Best Spanish Restaurant in London with the
Time Out Restaurant Awards, on the same year we were asked to be contestant
on the Gordon Ramsay program The F Word Best Local Restaurant
for the Spanish category.
We are also proud to be on the Michelin Guide as well on the Good Food Guide.
Powder Keg Diplomacy
In 2011 acclaimed Head Chef Warren Beesley, beverage maestros Murray
(The Baron) Slater and Matt Roberts had a vision; to serve approachable
seasonal British fare set in an urban colonial environment that appealed
to a new generation of diners looking for ingredients & dishes that are
truly seasonal, sourced solely from the land and sea of the United Kingdom
and inspired by centuries of great British recipes. That vision has well
and truly been seen. The Baron has moved back home to South Africa to live
his other dream of craft beer in the mother land. The baton has been passed
to another of his countrymen Martin Zoeller. Thomas Cooney has also
joined our ranks as head chef, and although Martin and Thomas have big
shoes to fill, they have pulled up their braces, tied their shoelaces and doffed
their flat cap in all the right places.
As approachable as the food, Powder Keg offers a drinks list that will draw you
into a bygone age influenced by Victorian imagination, ingenuity and innovation.
A Wine list representing the old, the new and the unusual of what the wine
world has to offer. A beer list built around what is great about traditional
British brewing whilst doffing its cap to the new breed of micro brewed ales
from around the British Isles.
The cocktail list is based on long forgotten and now resurrected recipes using
historical gins and whiskeys through to modern English vodkas all complimented
by hand made liqueurs, cordials and bitters. Powder Keg provides a platform to
show case the best of home-grown distillers, brewers and vintners.
A manifesto of “honouring tradition whilst subverting convention” lead Powder Keg Diplomacy.
RED DOG SOUTH
Barbeque grew up in the South of the USA where cooks learned to slow roast cuts of meat over fire pits to make them tender. Exposure to the smoke of the smouldering wood added a distinctive smoky taste to the meat. The process could take many hours, leaving the meat tender and juicy.
Our award-winning smokers have been imported from the USA and are built to recreate the cooking process of those original fire pits. We smoke for up to 16 hours using the traditional American woods of hickory and mesquite to give a full smoke flavour.
SOUK first opened its doors in 2000, since then we’ve seen a few Clapham cocktails bars come and go. In that time SOUK has established itself as a the premier late night bar with a combination of an extensive cocktail list with a few unusual creations, made with skill by our professional bar staff; DJ’s that play music creating the perfect vibe and delicious Asian inspired food which are the perfect accompaniment to the drinks.
We pride ourselves on serving exceptional drinks in a glamorous setting and our loyal clientele are testament to the great nights that happen week in week out at SOUK.
Those looking for a cocktail bar in Clapham for a special occasion or party, look no further. You can reserve a seating area – speak to us about booking our party areas SO.North, SO.South or SO.Central.
In 2012 we underwent a complete refurbishment, creating a new style that’s been very well received by customers and critics alike. We’ve also been nominated for yet another award this year – for the Best Bar at the London Club and Bar Awards 2014, great to see that our consistent high standards are being widely recognised!
So come and see what all the fuss is about and see why SOUK is the premier award winning cocktail bar in Clapham.
Trinity is a privately-owned restaurant situated in Clapham Old Town. When we started out, way back in 2006, our self-set mission was to serve great food. It had to be seasonal, inspirational and, above all, delicious.
Our priorities have not changed one single bit. We aim continuously to provide our guests with a memorable gastronomic experience. It could be a fine, cheerful lunch. It might be a magnificent dinner to celebrate a special occasion.
We are pleased to be able to say that our food has won awards and our service and attention to detail has been well recognised. And we shall strive to please our guests for many years to come.
Freshened up with new furniture & a sultry mix of grey, black & gold hues, Tsunami looks ready to reassert itself among Clapham´s cognoscenti. This modern Japanese eatery may be something of an old hand in the fashionable restaurant stakes, but the cooking is as fresh as ever, with the emphasis on clean strong flavours & beautiful presentation. Dishes are modishly intended for grazing & sharing & the kitchen is happy to cross borders & break with convention. Zingy ‘new-style’ salmon sashimi is seared in olive oil & drizzled with ponzu sauce, lamb is served with oriental mushrooms, creamed leeks & wasabi pepper sauce, & there´s ‘awesome’ sushi for those who want it. Warm & cold sakès are on offer, although most of the sparkly crowd seem to head for the white wines & cocktails. A swish new bar with a 2am licence at weekends is an added bonus.