How is life in Clapham South? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Clapham is a district in south west London, England, lying mostly within the London Borough of Lambeth, but with some areas extending into the neighbouring London Borough of Wandsworth. “

What to do in the area of Clapham South

It could be that Clapham South has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Clapham South. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Clapham South. Also, knowing what’s available in Clapham South and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

Things that make us love Clapham South

What makes the heart of Clapham South? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Clapham South to help you decide to move in there.

Museums & Galleries

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Clapham South through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Clapham South Deep Level Shelter Clapham South, London 4.5 16

Pubs in the area

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Clapham South has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Clapham South.

Pub name Name Address Description
Avalon 16 Balham Hill Balham SW12 9EB Two hundred yards down the hill from Clapham South tube, once a coaching inn and probably the oldest pub in the area though little of historical/architectural interest remains. Renamed by new leaseholder Renaissance Pubs (now Three Cheers Pub Co), after comprehensive refurbishment in November 2008, into an attractive gastropub, retaining a traditional bar with front lounge but transforming the rear sports bar into a sumptuous restaurant area. Back garden and enclosed pavement seating. Formerly the George.
Balham Bowls Club 7-9 Ramsden Rd Balham SW12 8QX Converted to a pub by Antic in 2006, this former club just off Balham High Road retains a traditional feel but is now a ‘shabby chic’ venue popular with young people. The multi-roomed interior features wood panelling, decorated with emblematic military shields, and sporting paraphernalia. Guest beers may be from Volden but are typically from other London micros.
Bedford 77 Bedford Hill Balham SW12 9HD Built for Watney in 1931 and now Grade II-listed, this remarkable community pub and performance venue no longer has a separate public bar but includes a round theatre with a gallery as well as spacious function rooms on two upper floors. For six years it has hosted the London Folkfest in June, followed in 2016 by the Balham Literary Festival. The Balham Comedy Festival in July is now in its fifth year. The pub was acquired in May 2017 by Three Cheers Pub Co (formerly Renaissance Pubs) as their eighth South London venue, and part of a new Six Cheers ‘managed expert’ partnership with Enterprise, retaining its emphasis on live music and comedy. It reopened after major refurbishment late in 2018.
Devonshire 39 Balham High Road Balham SW12 9AN Large, cavernous Victorian corner house retaining high ceilings and some original mirrors. Refurbished as more of a gastropub and renamed from Duke of Devonshire early in 2008. Split level seating areas behind the central bar with a large garden open in the summer.
Firefly 3 Station Parade, Balham High Rd Balham SW12 9AZ Besides now offering a real ale on handpump (usually Dark Star Hophead), this bar cum Thai restaurant keeps a wide range of keg and bottled beers, including London specialities.
Grove 39 Oldridge Road Balham SW12 8PN Large Victorian corner pub retaining separate drinking areas despite the complete refurbishment that sadly saw a popular public bar knocked through. Clean, tasteful, relaxed and quiet, a stylish but not trendy pub for everyone including families and especially diners. Restaurant meals all day until 10.30. Board games but no darts, fortnightly Sunday quiz. Pavement seating.
Hagen & Hyde 157 Balham High Road Balham SW12 9AU Acquired by Antic in mid 2013, renamed and reopened on 25th July. Up to ten real ales, twelve keg beers and two real ciders on the bar. The kitchen specialises in fresh fish. Entertainment ranges from DJs to bands but all with a definite vintage flavour. Originally a 1997 shop conversion opened as the Eclipse by Regent Inns, acquired by Wizard Inns who changed its name to Blithe Spirit in 2003.
Nightingale 97 Nightingale Lane Balham SW12 8NX Worth going out of your way to find, this country pub in town was built in 1853 by Thomas Wallis and has been a focus for the local community ever since. A recent renovation has not altered the basic layout of the pub. There is a traditional public bar area at the front, while the larger but cosy saloon bar leads through to a rear extension and sheltered garden. The pub is renowned for its annual walk in June for local charity, which has been held for over 40 years.
Regent 21 Chestnut Grove Balham SW12 8JB Formerly the Balham Tup, Clouseaus (1996-1999) and originally the Balham Hotel. A vast sports bar with several big screen TVs. Small fenced patio off the road. Beers may vary from within the Punch list.

Gyms in Clapham South

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Clapham South easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
PureGym London Clapham 95-97 Clapham High Street, London 4.3 248
yogahaven Clapham 63 Wingate Square, London 4.3 91
LA ActiveLife@Lambeth Academy Elms Road, London 4.3 22
LLiV Yoga Lambeth College, 45 Clapham Common South Side, London 4.3 36
Oncore 65 Clapham Park Road, London 4.3 75
Mojo Studios 149A Clapham High Street, London 4.3 121
The Lifestyle Yogi Clapham High Street, London 4.3 13
Rabble London 4.3 N/A
BodyMappin Pilates Studo 2 Mullins Place, London 4.3 N/A
Anytime Fitness London (Clapham South) 3 Mullins Place, Kings Avenue, London 4.3 125
Tennis4London – Tennis Coaching at Clapham Common Clapham Common Tennis and Bowls Facility, 17-20 Clapham Common West Side Southwest, London 4.3 41
GO Mammoth Netball London The Elms Academy, Elms Lane, London 4.3 9
GO Mammoth La Retraite RC Girls School, Atkins Road, Clapham Park, London 4.3 N/A
GO Mammoth Pilates Clapham Manor Primary School, Belmont Road, London 4.3 N/A
Clapham Leisure Centre 141 Clapham Manor Street, London 4.3 632
Yoga Wellbeing 41 Abbeville Road, London 4.3 N/A
Annie Grant Yoga Close House, Main Street, York 4.3 N/A
Thrive Dance Fitness LA ActiveLife @ Lambeth Academy, Elms Road, London 4.3 5
Physiotherapist Osteopath Shockwave Clapham – Excellence Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Clapham 25 Abbeville Road, London 4.3 5
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Pregnancy Osteopath | Mummy’s Physio & Osteo Clapham Make Me Feel Pharmacy, 25 Abbeville Road, London 4.3 5

Green spaces and parks of Clapham South

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Clapham South is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Restaurants

Clapham South has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Avalon 16 Balham Hill, London 4.3 1342
The Belle Vue 1 Clapham Common South Side, London 4.3 615
The Georgian 27 Balham Hill, London 4.3 374
The Alexandra 14 Clapham Common South Side, London 4.3 915
The Pepper Tree 19 Clapham Common South Side, London 4.3 663
Boqueria 192 Acre Lane, London 4.3 621
Bistro Union 40 Abbeville Road, London 4.3 301
Eco Restaurant 162 Clapham High Street, London 4.3 1193
Maharani Restaurant 117 Clapham High Street, London 4.3 228
Aquum 68-70 Clapham High Street, London 4.3 770
Woondal Indian Takeaway 86 Clapham Park Road, London 4.3 29
Subway 105 Clapham High Street, London 4.3 74
Cumin Club 95 Hambalt Road, London 4.3 74
Spoonfed Suppers 23 Cavendish Road, London 4.3 N/A
La Rueda 66 Clapham High Street, London 4.3 724
Piers Sturridge Consultancy 37 Englewood Road, London 4.3 N/A
GAIL’s Bakery Abbeville Road 71 Abbeville Road, London 4.3 340
The King & Co 100 Clapham Park Road, London 4.3 578
New Milano Pizza 57 Clapham Park Road, London 4.3 84
Doner Inn 2 Westbury Parade, London 4.3 94

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Clapham South. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

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What type of amenities may you need in Clapham South?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Clapham South name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices of Clapham South

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Clapham South provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Clapham Common Post Office 161, 163 Clapham High Street, London 2.7 141
Clapham Delivery Office Royal Mail Clapham Delivery Office, 66 Venn Street, London 2.5 63
Balham Hill Post Office 1A Westbury Parade, London 2.4 37
Priority Postbox 42 Thornbury Road, Brixton Hill, London 3.7 3

Tube & Train stations within the region of Clapham South

Train and tube stations in Clapham South can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Clapham Common The Pavement, London 4.2 102
Clapham South Balham Hill, London 4.3 77

What schools are nearby in Clapham South?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Clapham South vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Clapham Crescent Lane, London 4.2 14
Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College Francis Xavier College, 10 Malwood Road, London 3.9 30
Paloma Designs 18 Briarwood Road, London N/A N/A
Woodentops Abbeville Village Ltd 1 Poynders Road, London 5 1
Queen Mother Moore School 18 Nelsons Row, London N/A N/A
Rann Horizon School 121 Nelsons Row, London N/A N/A
South West London Training 2nd Floor Polygon House, Bromell’s, 18-20 Bromell’s Road, London N/A N/A
Dance Classes London (group, private and wedding lessons) 95-97 Clapham High Street, London 1 2
The Elms Academy Elms Road, London 2.7 104
Tennis4London – Tennis Coaching at Clapham Common Clapham Common Tennis and Bowls Facility, 17-20 Clapham Common West Side Southwest, London 4.9 41
Nightingale 2 Montessori Nursery School 35 Weir Road, London 5 6
Kumon Maths & English West Indian Association of Service Personnel – WASP HQ, 161-167 Clapham Manor Street, London 5 21
Kings Avenue School Kings Avenue, London 3.3 10
Bonneville Primary School Bonneville Gardens, London 4.3 16
Elm Park Nursery 90 Clarence Avenue, London 4.5 15
Glenbrook Primary School Clarence Crescent, London 3.5 10
Triangle Nursery School 25, William Bonney Estate, Clapham Crescent, London 4.4 19
Iqra VA Primary School 127 Park Hill, London 4 10
Maytree Nursery School & Children’s Centre 4 Allingham Road, London 4.8 17
Yoga Wellbeing 41 Abbeville Road, London N/A N/A

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Clapham South

Clapham South has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
DocTap Private GP Light Centre, 151 Clapham High Street, London 4.6 9
Minnie Kidd House – Community Eye Clinic Hazelbourne Road, London 4.5 2
Common Sense Health (within Hidden Secrets) 15 Clapham Park Road, London N/A N/A
The Salt Studio 149A Clapham High Street, London N/A N/A

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What do you think about Clapham South?

We would love to hear what people like you think of Clapham South. Not only your experience there is valuable to us to understand what makes this area desirable but it might also help people moving into the area feel welcome and feel part of the Clapham South ‘s community.

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