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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Clapham Common is great place to chill out I go to London alot as I have Business contacts in clapham and met up on a hot weekend in August and spent a few hours in the it was great seeing I'm used to the beach.
I love the common! But it needs cleaned up sometimes there is trash and the paths could do with being re-tarmacced etc
the heart and soul of clapham. Beautiful in every season and most importantly, it is in constant use by everyone. Taken for granted but it is the most valuable thing from fitness, to music to food festivals to your daily jog.
Classic green area for a lazy sunday in the park with friends. Also there are loads of dogs you can buddy up with for the afternoon.
It really is a good park to visit if you like green outdoor spaces. I rated other nearby parks in this article: www.weekendnotes.co.uk/parks-and-green-spaces-in-richmond/
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.