Clapham area guide

Discover the best restaurants, pubs, bars and things to do in SW4



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Clapham has had a bit of a resurgence in popularity in the last couple of decades. Gentrification projects in the '80s made the area a desirable place to live, and restaurants, bars and pubs started blossoming near Clapham Common. A night out in Clapham tends to be more relaxed than in other parts of London, but the bars and pubs still make sure a good party is easy to find. Clapham restaurants are perfect for everything from lazy brunches to large dinners for rowdy revellers. If that's not enough, there are plenty of things to do nearby, including club nights, concerts and a bit of theatre. Should all that be a bit too much, you can always lounge around on Clapham Common.

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Bars and pubs in Clapham


  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 67 Clapham High Street, SW4 7TG
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  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 1-3 Lillieshall Rd, SW4 0LN
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Craft Beer Company

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 128 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6ED
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Lost Society

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 697 Wandsworth Road, SW8 3JF
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Things to do in Clapham

Clapham Comedy Club

Sion James hosts this very friendly club in Clapham Common. See the dates below for each line-up.

  1. Bread & Roses 68 Clapham Manor St, SW4 6DZ
  2. Mon Jul 28 - Thu Aug 7
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South West Four

Deadmau5, Skream, Above & Beyond, Maceo Plex, Netsky, Marco Carola, Alesso, Jamie Jones, Magda, Sasha, Super8 & Tab, Booka Shade, Guy Gerber, Cosmic Gate, Paul Kalkbrenner, Seth Troxler. The Clapham Common weekender returns for another weekend of classic club-flavoured dance business, overflowing with anthems and arms in the air. If you're longing for superclub sounds but loath to spend the last

  1. Clapham Common Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE
  2. Sat Aug 23 - Sun Aug 24
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Mike Wozniak – Master of Disguise: Scratch

The impressively moustachioed 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award previews his latest solo show, 'Master of Disguise'.

  1. Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
  2. Sat Jul 26
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Battersea Arts Centre – Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season

The wonderful BAC hosts a month (or two) of Edinburgh Fringe previews, where comics workshop their new hour-long shows before decamping to Scotland to impress festival goers. Check the dates below for a full list of who's performing when.

  1. Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
  2. Fri Jul 25 - Tue Jul 29
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Restaurants in Clapham

Boqueria Tapas

  • Rated as: 5/5
  1. 192 Acre Lane, SW2 5UL
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  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 36a Old Town, SW4 0LB
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The Dairy

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 15 The Pavement, SW4 0HY
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Bistro Union

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 40 Abbeville Road, SW4 9NG
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Users say


I am new in Clapham and i was searching for the best restaurants and bars in clapham, suddenly i saw this post and i found this list quite informative, tonight i am going to "Trinity" with my friend.


My fevourite place is called Via Caracciolo Pizzeria in Lavander Hill. They just opened two weeks ago and pizza it's just the one that you would eat in Naples. And homemade Tiramisù it's just like heaven!!!!!! Definitively 100% reccomend!!!

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