Beautiful Clapham Common is South London's 2nd largest Common after Wimbledon Common and one of the city's largest open spaces. Excellent for lazy summer days, picnics and dog walking and lots of fun areas for children. The ponds and lake have been revamped for wild life and its bandstand is one of the oldest in the UK. There are festivals on the Common all through the summer including London Calling and SW Four in June and August respectively. The Common can be accessed from the Tube on the Northern Line at Clapham Common or at Clapham South. There are pubs, bars and restaurants aplenty in Clapham itself however the Windmill quite sensibly is the only pub on the Common. Clapham was the original Ground Zero or epicentre of South London's gentrification but has matured of late as property prices have gone through the roof and made it a less affordable place to live for young professionals and graduates who have found succor in nearby Brixton and Peckham, Nevertheless Clapham Common is still a magnet for young sun worshippers and fitness fanatics from far and wide.
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Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
Clapham Common provides an oasis of peace amid the busy traffic of south west London, with Holy Trinity Church, which dates from 1776, at its perimeter. A number of cafés, sporting facilities, two playgrounds and a skate park make the common a lively recreational facility for locals. Originally built in 1890, Clapham Common’s bandstand is the largest in London. After falling into disrepair in the 1960s, the bandstand was restored and reopened and now hosts a variety of open-air concerts during the summer months.
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